There is a term floating around these days “The New South”, this term represents a new day for the south and the changing of the old assumptions and stereotypes of the south. Things said about the old south like “them cats down south ain’t lyrical, they just make party music about cars and hoes” no longer applied to the “new south”. The new south represented a new way of thinking for the south a breath of fresh air for southern music. Emcees like Curen$$y, Jay Electronica, and of course the southern standards like Outkasts, Goodie Mob, David Banner, Big Pooh & Phontae and Scarface have always held it down for southern lyricism.
Big K.R.I.T has established himself as one of the most progressive southern artist in the game. He manages to stay extremely MISSISSIPPI while breaking out of the box that most southern rappers are put in. He makes most of his own tracks, this gives him a different way to approach his songs. K.R.I.T acknowledges his influences like UGK and others while setting his own path to greatness. K.R.I.T draws heavy comparisons to Pimp C for the way he delivers some of his rhymes but it is clear he does not intend to bite his flow it is just how heavy his influence is.
Rapsody is the rare femcee coming from the south with solid lyrics and delivery, she is holding the torch that was lit by females such as Mia X, Gangsta Boo and others. But whereas Mia and Boo were the only women on male dominated labels Rapsody is rolling one deep and gaining much attention for her soulful style, melodic flow and dope rhymes. She has put out 5 mixtapes in the span of 3 years all 5 taking her to a higher level.
This new joint “Guillotine Flow” is produced by 9th wonder and is an excellent representation of the new south. With Rapsody and 9TH Wonder both representing North Carolina and K.R.I.T holding Mississippi down the new south is going full speed ahead. Get chopped up.