Edwin Arnaudin – Staff Writer Rating: 4 Stars It took six months, but the first great hip-hop album of 2012 is finally here. Well, half of one, at least. The honor goes to Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T.‘s Live from the Underground, a wildly inconsistent effort that tries to please two very different kinds of listeners.
Edwin Arnaudin – Staff Writer Rating: 2.5 Stars Over a decade has passed since Killer Mike burst onto the hip-hop scene and went toe-to-toe with OutKast on “The Whole World.” The verse established the big guy from Atlanta as an MC to watch, as did the singles “Akshon (Yeah!)” and “A.D.I.D.A.S.” off his 2003 debut,