Growing up, we have a distinct memory of walking by a club where Bone Thugs were about to play. We were too young to go at the time, but the thing we noticed was that the line was almost entirely white kids. Not saying Rittz was one of those kids, in fact he most definitely wasn't. But listening to him, his voice hits somewhere between Outkast's sometimes dark vision of the South and Bone Thugs' melodic, half sung point fast rap. Here he teams up with FADER cover star and new Shady Records signee Yelawolf and INTERNET SENSATION Big KRIT, who should really join some kind of rap group (maybe with these guys?) because his voice is the perfect raspy counterpoint to Yela and Rittz's sharper style.
January 13, 2011