by petercortle | September 30, 2010

Okay, I won’t lie: half the reason I’m posting this is to wax poetic on the brilliance of Souls of Mischief, “’93 till Infinity.” That’s right, Big K.R.I.T. is the next in a long line of New-School MC’s to try their hand at the West Coast classic. I gotta say I was impressed: his Mississippi swag comes through impressively even over those iconic Cali-inspired horns and synth lines. K.r.i.t. is a rare specimen of Southern Rapper indeed: conscience and lyrical, without going over people’s heads. And evidently, he’s got an appreciation for his influences.

“’93 till Infinity” seems to be the instrumental of choice for MC’s coming up in the game. J. Cole and Freddie Gibbs have both tried their hand on the track. In my mind, it’s always going to be the Souls who did it best; their fast-paced, Cali-speak verses about 40’s, blunts and ladies just “chillin’” is the ultimate vibe song. If you’re going to step to it, you better have something real to say. Kudos to K.r.i.t. for putting out a music video to this song, even if it is just him riding around in the backseat of a car. Hey, like the original song says, he’s just “chillin’”.