4eva is a Mighty Long Time album review

big kritIf you don’t know him already, well you’re  about to find out. Let’s go down south to give you a little taste of the Sip with Big K.R.I.T.

Late last month Big K.R.I.T blessed us with his third solo studio album “4eva Is a Mighty Long Time.” K.R.I.T gave us a fire album that is double sided; altogether this album comes packed with 22 tracks. Trust me when I say, every track is worth it.

This Mississippian welcomes us into the world of not just the “hardcore” rapper Big K.R.I.T but he introduces the softer side of Justin Scott which happens to be K.R.I.T.S government name.

As an Outkast fan I was amazed at how K.R.I.T showed us the hardcore side while not leaving out the fact that he is indeed, a cake.

4eva Is a Mightly Long Time reminded me of the first album that I had ever owned “Speakerboxxx / The Love Below” by Outkast. Big K.R.I.T’s style on this cd reminded me of Outkast’s last legendary album simply because they both were double sided with one side being hardcore rap while the other displayed symphonic melodies of love.

If there was one word to describe “4eva Is a Mighty Long Time” it would definitely be “nostalgic.” This album reeks of nostalgia with features from down south legends such as T.I, Bun B, and Ceelo Green.

In track 7 “Get Up 2 Come Down” on side A, K.R.I.T welcomes the smooth melody of Ceelo Green’s fire bars that I honestly forgot he even had. On this song Ceelo takes you back to his days of being a member of the hip-hop group, Goodie Mob. Nostalgia screams on this record as you listen to K.R.I.T flow ever so effortlessly over the laid back beat that puts you in the mind of Outkast’s early hit, which ironically featured Goodie Mob “Git up, Git Out.”

“Ride Wit Me” is most definitely my favorite song on side A of “4eva Is a Mighty Long Time.” This song opens up with Bun B paying respect to his other half of UGK, Pimp C. On this song K.R.I.T and the beat team up together to make the perfect couple taking you back to UGK’s “Too Hard To Swallow” days. K.R.I.T’s smooth, down south style  reminds me of Outkast’s first album “Southernplayalistikcadillacmusic.”

I will admit, before this album I definitely slept on Big K.R.I.T. One morning I was up at 4 am and heard that he had released an album so I thought I would give it a try. Never would I have thought that this would be in my top 5 albums of 2017.

As I was listening to the elicit sound of K.R.I.T I teared up, literally. It made my heart smile because it was then when I realized that hip-hop was not dead after all. My hope was definitely restored thanks to K.R.I.T.  He helped me to realize that our generation does not just have to rely on just Kendrick, Cole, or Drake for hip hop. But, he reminded me that there are so many other rappers who have the hunger and flow just like the ones that came before our time did.

You do not have forever, so go check out Big K.R.I.T’s “4EVA Is a Mighty Long Time.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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