Big Krit, "I Ain't [Doody]"

Fans of Dr. Dre or Erykah Badu will recognize the slinky guitar riff from the young Mississippian rapper Big Krit’s latest (it’s a sample from Soul Mann and the Brothers’ cover of “Bumpy’s Lament” from Isaac Hayes’ soundtrack to Shaft.) But to me the coolest thing about this song is the perspective: Krit rhymes in the persona of a pot-smoking, X-box-playing, Cribs-watching loser. One who has dreams of glory and riches like we’re used to, but one who, at the end of the song, is clearly not going anywhere good. And pretty harshly called out for it. There’s a lot of Notorious B.I.G. here. In an impressive way.