Big K.R.I.T. – 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time (Multi Alumni, 2017)
Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T.’s new album, 4eva Is A Might Long Time, is one of the most soulful and lavishly produced rap albums of the year. At 22 tracks, the album is split into two disc. Disc one is filled with southern bangers, like “Big Bank” featuring T.I. and the song “Subenstein.” Each track is executed with meticulous detail. The live instrumentation enhances each track, as K.R.I.T.’s buttery smooth flow complements the string instrumentals. While the trend in southern rap has been edging towards trap music, K.R.I.T. resists this temptation by bringing clever and introspective lyrics to the table. Despite the album’s long runtime, listening doesn’t feel like a chore. Every song feels like K.R.I.T. put his heart and soul into it. 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time is a rap epic that feels like fine dining in a genre full of fast food.
Trial Track: “Subenstein (My Sub IV)”