Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BHM: #TuneTuesday - Soul Food

Cadillactica is the second studio album by American rapper Big K.R.I.T.. The album was released on November 10, 2014, by Def Jam Recordings and Cinematic Music Group.The album was supported by the singles "Pay Attention" featuring Rico Love, "Cadillactica" and "Soul Food" featuring Raphael Saadiq.

In a September 2014, interview with Respect., he spoke about the vibe of the album, saying: "I wouldn't say that. Cadillactica is a free-floating album in a way where I felt like I was able to talk about whatever I wanted because I created a planet to do so. Cadillactica is a planet that I created, which in reality is my conscious mind. It’s where all my creative thoughts come from. It’s where all my ideas come from. All of my pain. All my passions. All of my struggles. All of my pain. It all comes from Cadillactica. Everything is a little obscure and a little different because in your mind, it IS like that. Your mind is abstract, your ideas are abstract and I wanted to make my music seem a little abstract. I wanted the skits to be a little abstract. I wanted some of the instrumentation and singing to be abstract. I wanted the content and the topics to be abstract. I think I was able to accomplish that on this planet called Cadillactica."

In a later interview Big K.R.I.T. goes into the his Late Night show performance of Soul Food.

The Boombox: On ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ you wore a shirt that read, “Across cultures, darker people suffer most. Why?” Explain the importance of that statement and why you felt viewers should see it?
Big K.R.I.T.: In today’s society and with what’s going on in the world, you have to be conscious and aware of what’s going on. That shirt I wore has a quote from Andre 3000 and it’s actually part of his line — you know one of the jumpsuits. It was one of the quotes that really spoke to me because it’s one of those questions you have to ask yourself: “Why throughout cultures do darker-skinned people have to go through so much?”
People are always judged… So posing that question surrounding a record like ‘Soul Food,’ I just felt like it was perfect. It was something that was good for your mind, body, soul and spirituality. I felt like it was a powerful quote and it would make people talk amongst themselves as well.

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