Live from the Underground

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Live from the Underground
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Studio album by Big K.R.I.T.
Released June 5, 2012
Recorded 2010–12
Genre Hip hop, southern hip hop
Length 58:28
Label Cinematic, Def Jam
Producer Big K.R.I.T. (also exec.), Sha Money XL (exec.)
Big K.R.I.T. chronology
4eva N a Day (Road Less Traveled Edition)
(2012)
Live from the Underground
(2012)
King Remembered In Time
(2013)
Singles from Live from the Underground
  1. "Money on the Floor"
    Released: October 24, 2011
  2. "I Got This"
    Released: March 21, 2012
  3. "Yeah Dat's Me"
    Released: May 20, 2012
  4. "What U Mean"
    Released: July 29, 2012

Live from the Underground is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist and a record producer Big K.R.I.T.. It was released on June 5, 2012, by his record label Cinematic Music Group, distributed by Def Jam Recordings.[1] As one of the executive producers on the album, Big K.R.I.T. did the production work for the entirety of this project. The album was supported by four singles: "Money on the Floor" featuring 8Ball & MJG and 2 Chainz, "I Got This", "Yeah Dat's Me", and "What U Mean" featuring Ludacris.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 41,000 copies in the United States.[2] As of August 2012, the album sold 83,000 copies in the United States.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
The A.V. Club B-[5]
AllHipHop 8.5/10[6]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[8]
DJBooth 4/5 stars[9]
Entertainment Weekly A-[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]
Spin 8/10[12]
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars[13]
XXL 4/5 stars(XL)[14]

The album received critical acclaim, earning a score of 78 out of 100, based on 24 reviews on Metacritic.[4] Spin Magazine named the album the eleventh best Hip Hop album of 2012.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "LFU300MA (Intro)" Justin Scott 2:13
2. "Live from the Underground" Scott 3:40
3. "Cool 2 Be Southern" Scott 3:22
4. "I Got This" Scott, Willie Hutch 3:22
5. "Money on the Floor" (featuring 8Ball & MJG and 2 Chainz) Scott, Premro Smith, Marlon Goodwin, Tauheed Epps 4:07
6. "What U Mean" (featuring Ludacris) Scott, Christopher Bridges 3:56
7. "My Sub (Pt. 2: The Jackin')" Scott 4:11
8. "Don't Let Me Down" Scott 2:57
9. "Porchlight" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Ronald LaPread, Lionel Richie 3:48
10. "Pull Up" (featuring Big Sant & Bun B) Scott, Bernard Freeman, Santiaugo "Big Sant" Gathright 4:01
11. "Yeah Dat's Me" Scott, Bobby Womack 3:25
12. "Hydroplaning" (featuring Devin the Dude) Scott, Devin Copeland 4:01
13. "If I Fall" (featuring Melanie Fiona) Scott 2:56
14. "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" Scott 3:06
15. "Praying Man" (featuring B.B. King) Scott 4:21
16. "Live from the Underground (Reprise)" (featuring Ms. Linnie) Scott 4:53
Total length: 58:28
Sample credits
  • "I Got This" contain samples of "Theme of Foxy Brown" performed by Willie Hutch.
  • "My Sub (Pt. 2: The Jackin')" contain samples of "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" performed by Indeep.
  • "Porchlight" contain samples of "Say Yeah" performed by Commodores.
  • "Yeah Dat's Me" contain samples of "Across 110th Street" performed by Bobby Womack and Peace.

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Live from the Underground adapted from Allmusic.[16]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 5
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live From The Underground / [Explicit]: Big Krit: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2012-06-13). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/10/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  3. ^ Paine, Jake (2012-08-15). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/12/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Live from the Underground". Metacritic. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (2012-06-05). "Big K.R.I.T.: Live From The Underground | Music | Music Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  6. ^ K1ng Eljay (2012-06-04). "Album Review: Big K.R.I.T's "Live From The Underground"". AllHipHop.com. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  7. ^ Jeffries, David (2012-06-05). "Live from the Underground - Big K.R.I.T. : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  8. ^ "Album Review: Big K.R.I.T. – Live from the Underground « Consequence of Sound". Consequenceofsound.net. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  9. ^ "Big K.R.I.T. - Live From the Underground - Stream & Read Album Reviews". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  10. ^ Kyle Anderson (2012-05-23). "Live From the Underground review - Big K.R.I.T. Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  11. ^ Jon Dolan (2012-06-05). "Live From the Underground | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  12. ^ Reeves, Mosi. "Big K.R.I.T., 'Live From the Underground' (Island Def Jam) | SPIN | Albums | Critical Mass". SPIN. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  13. ^ "Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  14. ^ "Big K.R.I.T., Live From The Underground | XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  15. ^ Best Music 2012 (2012-12-11). "Big K.R.I.T. - Live From the Underground (Def Jam) - SPIN's 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2012 | SPIN | Year-End Lists | Best Albums". SPIN. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  16. ^ "Credits | Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 June 2012.