My Big (K.R.I.T.) Problem With Big K.R.I.T.

Over the past two years, Big K.R.I.T. has become one of the most consistent hip hop artists in the game. There probably isn’t another MC out there who produces all of their material with the skillset that K.R.I.T. has. That being said, I’m always left with something to be desired after listening to a K.R.I.T. song. For one, the “come up story” raps that have been his bread and butter have quickly become stagnant. This is because of one major deficiency: K.R.I.T. is not that good of a story teller. While the beats on Return of 4Eva and 4Eva N A Day are top notch, I’m always left wondering how much better they would sound with Three Stacks rattling over them… or even Juicy J for that matter.

This is not meant to be a slight to K.R.I.T. though. He is one of the most talented producers around and has a solid, ever so consistent flow. Somehow though, I have trouble listening through an entire K.R.I.T. mixtape without fighting through fits of boredom. “I Got This,” presumably the first single off of K.R.I.T.’s debut album Live From The Underground, has done nothing to change my opinion. K.R.I.T’s trademark Dungeon Family meets DJ Screw beat is infused with a little g-funk magic to create a rapid-fire, trunk rattling monstrosity (in the best way possible). Still, even though K.R.I.T. goes harder on the chorus than usual, chanting “fuck these haters, fuck these hoes,” it’s still a mediocre come up anthem. I like the track, but will it resonate with me in three months? One month? Two weeks? Probably not. I like K.R.I.T. and I’m not saying he should put down the mic by any means, but if Live From The Underground is gonna be 14 “I Got This Here”‘s, It’ll amount to nothing more than a brief indulgence.

Stream/Download: Big K.R.I.T. – “I Got This Here”

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