MITMondays: K.R.I.T. is Back
If you have been following MITMondays, you are familiar with the fact that I have been patiently awaiting the return of Big K.R.I.T. As c0pp0 told me yesterday, my prayers have been answered. 4eva is a Mighty Long Time is a 22 track double disc album that serves as a welcome back party for independent K.R.I.T. The double disc is an interesting move but it all made sense because the two disc go in different directions. I know I have been critical of lengthier projects but the fact that this is a double disc gives this project an exception to my previous criticism.
As I previously stated that the project is a double disc that takes us in two different directions. This is evident by not only the content but the title of the intro tracks. The intro track on disc one is titled BIG K.R.I.T. while the intro track on disc two is titled Justin Scott which is his government name. This shows us that we are going to get a more intimate K.R.I.T. After the intro on the first disc we get what i believe to be the lead single Confetti. Confetti is the hard hitting K.R.I.T. we are used to and I was glad to see he hasn't missed a step. The drums hit you harder than Sean Taylor when he demolished that poor punter in the all star game and of course K.R.I.T. was barring us up. Another favorite of mine was 1999 featuring Lloyd. This song pays respect to the legendary Juvenile using the hook from the classic Back That Azz Up. K.R.I.T. gave us something solid with this one and something you can put on when you chilling with your girl. My favorite song from Disc one has to Subsentein (My Sub IV). Its good to see K.R.I.T. continue my favorite series from him. My Subs always needs to be played with speakers blaring and subwoofers turned all the way up. Disc One also has notable features from T.I, UGK, Sleepy Brown and CeeLo Green. This was definitely the K.R.I.T. we have been waiting for.
Now on to the second disc. I really like the intro to this side because we get a track with no bars just the instrumental that ends with a the questions K.R.I.T. has had to answer regarding his carreer. After that we get the songs' mixed messages where we see that even K.R.I.T. faces the same troubles we face. We then get the up beat Keep the Devil Off to lighten the mood. I wouldn't call K.R.I.T. a Christian rapper but spiritually is a subject he doesn't shy away from. Another standout track on disc two is Higher Calling ft. Jill Scott. This is one of the more soulful tracks on the album where we see K.R.I.T. showcase his ability to go between singing and rapping. This side ends with the track Bury Me in Gold. It is amazing to see how he reflects on how far he has come not only in rapping but as far as maturing as well. Disc two also has a notable feature Bilal.
4eva is a Mighty Long Time is the K.R.I.T. project I have been waiting for since we last saw him in 2014 when he dropped Cadillactica. This was a definite welcome back just to remind us why he is the self proclaimed King of the South. I am glad his days with Def Jam are over because they honestly misused him greatly. Independent K.R.I.T. is back and I can't wait to see what he has in store for us down the road. As Always...