Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T — a gruff, forceful rapper with a pronounced Southern accent who makes his own world-weary beats — grabbed all types of blog fame for his 2010 release, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here (“Hometown Hero”, which samples Adele and the original Friday Night Lights, was a particular highlight). Now, he’s back for more: Earlier this week, K.R.I.T. self-released Return of 4Eva, another full-length (21 tracks, with features from Bun B, Ludacris, Chamillionaire, and David Banner) that’s somewhere between a mixtape and official debut album. The whole thing is worth your time, but right now it’s hard to turn off “Dreamin’,” a classic bit of come-up nostalgia, with K.R.I.T. reminiscing about the days before he quite understood what fame was (“Yeah, I remember it so clearly / rapping to my pop about the cars and the clothes / shrimp and the lobster / that I heard about”) and already sounding jaded about his pursuit of it so far. He’s signed to Def Jam, so an official official release will, presumably, hit retail stores at some point. But if the label wants to keep K.R.I.T. on the payroll while he keeps giving away music this dope, that’s cool with us.
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