Big K.R.I.T. - Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale - August 11
After reciting the line, "What you mean you ain't nasty? Why the fuck you came," the DJ transitioned into K.R.I.T.'s latest single off his debut album, Live From The Underground, "What U Mean," minus the Ludacris feature.
Following up with "Money On The Floor" and "Turn This Into Something" (both meant to soundtrack two-for-one lap dances at King of Diamonds), the DJ played the "Friday Night Lights" Boobie Miles snippet that precedes "Hometown Hero." During the snippet, the rapper took time to dedicate the performance to the victims of the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shootings.
Continuing with the slower pace, K.R.I.T. carried on with fan favorite "The Vent." A couple lighters lit to the heartwarming track, fans started to sing along:
I know you been down so long, so I'll be stronger for you. I know you been down so long, 'cause I've been down too. Yes I understand what you're goin' through. Yes I understand, 'cause I'm goin' through it too.
Ending a hip-hop concert in an emotional state doesn't feel like the best decision. But all it took was for K.R.I.T. to ask the crowd, "Y'all know I'm a country motherfucker, right?" for the crowd to get their energy back up. They led the rapper into "Country Shit," and a female fan jumped on stage and was escorted off three times. Three times.
After showing the female fan some recognition, while she was in the process of being shown the exit, K.R.I.T. wrapped up the night with partner-in-rhyme, Big Sant. Their performance of "I Got This" induced some crowd diving. A roller-coaster of tempos, the night was one of ups and downs.
Wish List: "Rotation," "Dreamin'," and "Children of the World."
Personal Bias: For the number of great songs he could have performed, the concert was too short.
I Spy: A woman at the end of the bar giving a standing lap dance.
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