[RH Review] Big K.R.I.T.: 4EvaNaDay
Big K.R.I.T.’s the most promising artist in the game right now. I will say that without a doubt, and proposition anyone who has a different view to please let me know. The native Mississippian is perfecting a sound that has seemingly been drowned out, a southern sound that incorporates a healthy dose of nostalgia, real life passion, soulful funk and narrative. Unfortunately Def Jam seems to think that his debut album is not yet ripe for release (K.R.I.T. would have $30 of mine if his previous projects had been for sale).
This praise doesn’t come from nowhere. 4EvaNaDay is the pinnacle of K.R.I.T.’s career so far, even after releasing two stellar projects previously (Check K.R.I.T. Wuz Here and Return of 4Eva). “I make albums, not hits” the emcee raps on “Handwriting”, a fact showcased by the cohesiveness of the project.
4EvaNaDay lacks any features, as K.R.I.T. produced the entire project himself and enlisted only a guitarist and saxophonist for help. This investment means the album progresses smoothly and seamlessly from one track to the next, swinging between moods and tones, mimicking the highs and lows of a career in music and everyday life as a struggling American.
Through it all the most defining feature is the sincerity that emanates from the music. K.R.I.T. eloquently articulates his feelings and you never get the feeling of forced delivery. If you haven’t check out the album already, do so as soon as possible and cross your fingers that Def Jam will let loose his debut album sooner rather than later.
Big K.R.I.T.: “Country Rap Tunes”
Big K.R.I.T.: “The Alarm”