Big K.R.I.T. may be young, but he’s always been an old soul. Though he sent his breakthrough K.R.I.T. Wuz Here mixtape into the Internet ether at 23, it was as mature a release as you’ll likely be able to find, mixing Southern rap traditionalism—its “Country Shit” takes you to school on the subject—with wise reflections well beyond his years. June’s Live From the Underground, meanwhile, picked up where the tape left off, taking its rapper/producer all the way to the top of the Billboard Rap Albums chart, and tonight he celebrates at Irving Plaza. With Slim Thug, the Houston legend who’s still tippin’ after all these years.
Thu., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., 2012