Remember how Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf announced last year that they were recording a joint mixtape? Yeah, me too. I’m not about to hold my breath waiting for that one to drop, but hey, at least the Southern rap critical darlings have decided to give away this great back-and-forth joint. “Happy Birthday Hip-Hop” stems from their first encounter more than a year ago, when they chatted about their influences and mutual respect for one another.
They then decided to hit the booth and just like that, “Happy Birthday Hip-Hop” was born. The track will appear on Big K.R.I.T.’s forthcoming mixtape, Last King 2: God’s Machine, which drops later this month. Consider the appetizer for K.R.I.T.’s forthcoming new album, Live From The Underground.
You can stream the track below and download it here. The mixtape is due out Aug. 18 while Live From The Underground drops Sept. 27.