[Review] Big KRIT – Return of 4Eva

Big KRIT – Return of 4Eva
Originally published at City Life

Every blue moon, an artist comes out who shows signs of being special. Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. is one of them. While the Def Jam signee patiently awaits the release of his official debut album, his latest offering, The Return of 4Eva, serves a fitting bridge for fans who loved his last mix tape, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, and a proper introduction for new comers.

Return finds the rapper/producer succeeding due to one simple factor: the flawless marriage of thorough production and thought-provoking lyrics. “American Rapstar” finds the Meridian, Mississippi, native waxing on the perils of stardom in the music industry while “Highs and Lows” puts a new twist on the ups and downs of life. The soulful sounds and catchy hook of “R4 Theme Song” make a track with instant-replay value.

The mix tape’s big-name collaborations also come off authentically. Ludacris and Bun B lend verses to the “Country Shit” remix, fellow Mississippian David Banner pops up for “Sookie Now,” and Chamillionaire drops in on “Time Machine.”

At a robust 21 tracks, Return of 4Eva remains consistent from beginning to end and displays the makings of an artist with a bright future. ANTHONY SPRINGER JR.

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