Big K.R.I.T. has unveiled his first project yesterday afternoon since the release of his debut album last year. The mixtape doesn’t stray away from Krit’s approach to his other projects, as he handled the production on 16 of the 17 tracks (9th Wonder produced “Life Is A Gamble”). A video was released in early March that might have suggested that 9th Wonder would have more input on the new project, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. There were only two tracks released prior to the full release of the project. The first track was “Shine On,” featuring Bun B and the other was “R.E.M.” Both tracks were a good indication for things to come and that has definitely turned out to be true.
On “Talkin Bout Nothing,” Krit comes with the sound that his fans just have to love. The track features Krit bragging over a bass-heavy track that will surely make a trunk or two rattle. Krit keeps that momentum going with the following track, “King Without A Crown.” Big Krit takes a more soulful approach to the following three tracks with “Meditate” being the stand-out track from the three. It evokes the sounds of “Wake Up” (off of 4Eva N A Day) and/or “Highs & Lows” (off of Return of 4Eva). Balance is something you will always get from a Big Krit project; Big Krit shows his range as a producer with the track “Good 2getha,” featuring Ashthon Jones. It really seems out of place but it definitely has a catchy sound that may attract radio spins in the future.
The second half of the mixtape is feature-heavy with the first being a snippet of Krit’s song “Just Last Week,” featuring Future. Krit keeps it Atlanta with the next track “My Trunk,” featuring Trinidad Jame$. Both will more than likely be crowd favorites at future Krit shows. While Big SANT, Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA are all featured on this project, the feature I was looking forward to the most when initially seeing the tracklist was BJ The Chicago Kid’s on “Life Is A Gamble.” As I mentioned earlier, it is the only song that Big Krit didn’t produce on the entire project; 9th Wonder’s production doesn’t disappoint and BJ The Chicago Kid does a great job on the hook. I really hope Krit and BJ work together on more projects in the future. Their styles really compliment each other and will surely produce some good results. Other notable tracks on the project are “Banana Clip Theory” and “Bigger Picture,” both tracks really showcasing Krit’s story-telling abilities.
You can pick up Big K.R.I.T.’s new King Remembered In Time mixtape here. He has announced a West Coast tour in support of the project that will kick off on May 24th, but no dates for the rest of the country have been announced (yet). We will keep you updated when those dates are announced.
Key Tracks: Talkin Bout Nothing, King Without A Crown, R.E.M., Life Is A Gamble, Banana Clip Theory