Big K.R.I.T. - "Aux Cord"
K.R.I.T. Talk: "Aux Cord" Review
We had to review this right?
Meridian, Mississippi's own Big K.R.I.T. has been releasing a slew of new tracks in the lead-up to his highly anticipated 4eva Is A Long Time album which will drop this Friday, October 27th. The newest single, “Aux Cord” is a smooth, soulful look back at a different musical era. K.R.I.T. draws on the sounds and names of past artists and openly questions where hip-hop is going and whether it’s holding up the standard that was set over the past thirty years. Filled to the brim with callbacks to artists like Eddie Kendrick, Willie Hutch, and Jazzy Jeff among many others, this track continues to solidify Big K.R.I.T. as an outsider to what most people consider “popular” hip-hop in today’s culture. You aren’t going to hear him fill a song with ad libs or “what’s” (I’m looking at you, Playboi Carti).
Every time Big K.R.I.T. gets on the mic there are echoes of southern hip-hop legends such as Pimp C, Andre 3000 and Bun B laced throughout his bars. In a genre that is more trap-centric and mumble-driven than ever, Big K.R.I.T. brings a dose of intelligent and concept-driven verses to every track he is on. “Aux Cord” is a track for people looking for more than a turn-up song and it delivers. It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid hip-hop head or someone who just listens to whatever’s popular at a party; this song should touch your aux cord for no other reason than to branch out into a part of hip-hop that is incredibly underappreciated.
Check out Big K.R.I.T.’s Aux Cord here!