As a musical cousin to UGK and 8Ball & MJG, Big K.R.I.T. has managed to keep southern funk alive without compromising his lyrics. He rarely seems to aim for the strip clubs, opting for spiritual guidance instead of sexual deviance at his most powerful. His music strikes the balance between ratchet and reverend, oscillating between the dance floor and the confessional. His latest project King Remembered In Time
is ideal for rattling drop-top trunks in the summer and would have fit right in with Southern '90s rap.