We will all remember the day Big KRIT Dropped ‘ 4Eva is a Mighty Long Time”. The country cousin from Meridian, Mississippi finally dropped his first Indie Album last Friday. Shooting up to number #1 on the Hip Hop Charts and #3 on the Overall Charts on Itunes.
Hip-hop in 2017 has been an alright year for me. Rick Ross, Kdot, Logic and Two Chainz have put out some bangers, but 2017 isn’t wowing. Even with all those projects, I have only been heavily anticipating two —Big K.R.I.T.’s new album.
I was excited to hear that Big K.R.I.T. was finally going to return to the forefront of hip-hop with the release of his forthcoming album, “4eva Is a Mighty Long Time” this Friday. It has been two years since his last official mixtape, “It’s Better This Way,” and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what Big K.R.I.T. has in store for the fans. “4eva Is a Mighty Long Time” will be his first release as an independent artist. Big K.R.I.T. made a big name for himself with his critically acclaimed mixtapes, “K.R.I.T. Wuz Here,” “Return of 4eva,” “4Eva N A Day,” (my personal favorite) and “King Remembered In Time.”
His albums, however, haven’t received as much praise although I enjoyed them, (I loved his previous album “Cadillactica”), I can understand where the criticism comes from. Even though they were great, the albums didn’t compare to his mixtapes.
Let's face it KRIT will forever be an underdog. But I think that’s why we all like him so much because at some point we all feel like the underdog. Americans just love a good comeback story. After he left Def Jam, that’s precisely what we were looking for.
I feel this album might be the one that gets Big K.R.I.T. to the position he rightfully deserves to be in. “Subenstein”makes me feel like a freshman in college again when I had two pioneers 12’s in my trunk beating down the block trying to make the girls look. Tracks like “Coming Down” will make you crash once you hear Ceelo rip his verse like he never left Goodie Mob. Then we have the Justin Scott side. The “Intro” takes you into a space of cool and soul as if you were in a Motown in the 60’s. Let us not forget about “Mixed Messages” in which I can relate to the battle of ratchet and righteousness.
Overall I think this one of the top albums of the year.