[LP] BIG K.R.I.T. deserves a RETURN OF attention 4EVA body who dismissed this HOMETOWN HERO

a superhero in the flesh, even at my worst i’m the best

♫ Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4eva Feat. Big Sant

It’s pretty simple really, I totally underestimated the powerhouse that is Big K.R.I.T. I initially brushed off his blog-storming “Country Shit” as passable and moved on but something kept nagging me to listen further. After all, I kept running across rave reviews of his K.R.I.T. Wuz Here mixtape. So I finally got the damn thing and was immediately greeted with album opener “Return of 4eva.” Talk about perking up the ears! The beat is an instant winner, K.R.I.T.’s flow is like swagger flavored butter, and those record scratches are about as throwback fresh as it gets. “Return” is followed by “Country Shit” and suddenly the track is immense! A dominating rap track that is quickly stuck in the head. Did I mention that K.R.I.T. produces all his jams as well? Yeah, dude is fresh. K.R.I.T. is also a dedicated crate digger, diving so deep for his soul and R&B samples that he is offering $1000 if anyone can name them all. K.R.I.T. is also from Missippi, a state with no marquee rap names to brag of, a fact he is well aware of. Doesn’t seem like that fact will last long, though.

♫ Big K.R.I.T. – Hometown Hero

“Hometown Hero” is the track that solidifies K.R.I.T. as a bonafide superstar as he takes things down a notch for one straight from the heart. The production is so perfectly balanced that it’s almost silly that this is only a mixtape. In fact, the whole thing runs more like what I would expect from his forthcoming Island Records debut than the mixtape that got him the deal. I’m more and more impressed with each spin. Listen closely to “Viktorious” and tell me this doesn’t have his eye fixed on the prize. He sure as hell has the skills to get him there. Get K.R.I.T. Was Here.

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9 replies
  1. Danny
    Danny says:

    I just downloaded this last week, after not listening to hip-hop for the last couple of months, and well… it´s a banger! Cheers boss!

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