This song doesn’t hit it for me until the soul sample comes in. The juxtaposition between the 808 and the sample pull this track out of blandness. Big K.R.I.T. verses pass the muster until Yelawolf hijacks the track.

The Shady Record rapper’s distinctive southern accent and rapid fire lines shows his mastery of both the medium and the message. Given only one verse he gets the song to it’s most meaningful, rhyming: “instead of becoming a diamond-wearing novelty, I rock beads and buy my mama some property”.

Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf are two names to be excited about in 2011, and I’d jump at the chance to hear them both on the same track.

Big K.R.I.T. (Ft. Yelawolf) – Hometown Hero (Remix)

’Big K.R.I.T. (Ft. Yelawolf) – Hometown Hero (Remix)’

via P&P

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