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Big K.R.I.T. f/ 8Ball & MJG "We Buy Gold"



While he has some great moments of personal revelation as a rapper, Big K.R.I.T.'s best skill, by miles, is his ear for production. "We Buy Gold" is the perfect sequel to 2011's "Money on the Floor," which also found K.R.I.T. uniting with Memphis legends 8ball and MJG. The beat's spaceous atmosphere is reminiscient of classic Suave House producers like T-Mix, while the bass has a warm percussive snap that suggests a hint of DJ Premier's more classicist boom bap. But what makes the track so distinctive is K.R.I.T.'s ear for detail, the little timbres and pointillistic touches that give it such an open, immersive feel.

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