Big K.R.I.T.
4eva Is a Mighty Long Time


4.5
superb

Review

by InFiction USER (24 Reviews)
November 20th, 2017 | 36 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: K.R.I.T. delivers on not one, but two incredible projects that help stick yet another accomplished flag in the soil for southern hip hop.

Justin Scott aka Big K.R.I.T. has been on the rising tide of the south for a few years now but returns after 3 years with his hotly anticipated double disc project, 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time. A brief monologue on ‘Big K.R.I.T.’ opens the album before entering with an earth-shattering beat and rhyme flow, as Scott effortlessly weaves his way through the instrumental.

Scott’s confident flow against a flurry of gorgeous, popping hip hop beats make every song standout as he spits about a multitude of different topics, from the mellow lead single of ‘Confetti’ to the certified banger of ‘Big Bank’ where he shares some insight about the discipline he’s shown to get where he is and lead such a lavish life.

Even ‘Subenstein (My Sub IV)’, a song in which Scott fawns over his car’s sound system, while kind of trivial by comparison, is exactly the kind of song you’d want to blast down the freeway, lending itself a humoured self-awareness alongside one of the record’s catchiest chorus hooks.

“Trunk knocking when I drive, my sub came alive // Transformer in my ride, my sub came alive”

Despite this, Scott still manages to shed some lyrical insight on the more thoughtful numbers like ‘Get Away’, about removing yourself from potentially negative influences in life as well as ‘Mixed Messages’, where a self aware Scott takes notice of some of his own internal hypocrisies that he puts onto song, which is what makes ‘Bury Me In Gold’ a surprisingly profound closer. The self-referential Scott addresses his materialism and drive for success over his own spiritual growth, despite acknowledging that it doesn’t mean a thing in the afterlife.

‘Justin Scott’ opens up disc two with a more fatigued, soulful sound that perpetuates across the entirety of the second disc with cuts like ‘Keep The Devil Off’ and ‘Miss Georgia Fornia’ demonstrating a more noticeable southern expression. It becomes apparent that these two divisions come together to form two sides of Scott himself - the ego and the humility, the façade and the vulnerable. Big K.R.I.T. and Justin Scott.

Scott does an impressive job of showcasing his two separate personas while ensuring that each disc has legs and can survive on its own merit. Littered with soulful, proud southern production and intricate lyricism that toes the line between alpha dog bravado and a stripped down vulnerability that makes for two incredibly solid music projects is reasons enough to warrant a listen.

Dre’s Top Three:

Subenstein (My Sub IV)
Get Away
Miss Georgia Fornia

"Fourteen tracks" It's a classic!"



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minimus123
November 20th 2017


94 Comments


Finally finally this has a review. Shaky intro para but apart from that, sick write up

PistolPete
November 20th 2017


4967 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I still think the double album length holds this down from being a true classic. They are too many deadweight songs, especially in the back of the first disc. But the second disc truly is a great piece of work and some of the best hip hop I've heard this year. Great review

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Toad
November 20th 2017


2002 Comments


excellent record. solid review.

bloc
November 20th 2017


55048 Comments


I wonder what this guy's favourite number is

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DeadGuy
November 20th 2017


978 Comments


He finally made an excellent studio album

jtswope
November 21st 2017


5788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yep, it's about time.



My top 5 tracks are probably Aux Cord, Get Away, Subenstein, Mixed Messages, and The Light.

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2017


15151 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dunno why this looks super appealing to me

Evok
November 21st 2017


7676 Comments


Sweet. This is definitely on my hitlist. I fell in love with this guy the moment I heard Talkin' Bout Nothin

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Drifter
November 21st 2017


15392 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

2nd Disc > 1st Disc

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
November 21st 2017


15151 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Would I like this tho?

Drifter
November 22nd 2017


15392 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Prob not

deadcrown
November 22nd 2017


816 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

amazing album

SexualManChocolate
November 22nd 2017


235 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

First half of review was pretty simplistic. Last paragraph was great. I like that you took note of the divide of the two CDs



First half is fun, turnt shit. Second half is more of a serious attempt

SexualManChocolate
November 22nd 2017


235 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

First half of review was pretty simplistic. Last paragraph was great. I like that you took note of the divide of the two CDs



First half is fun, turnt shit. Second half is more of a serious attempt

Asmodeuss1990
November 24th 2017


369 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love this double album so much yo. Very fun listen.

Ryus
November 26th 2017


17393 Comments


hmmm is this really that good

Drifter
November 26th 2017


15392 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Incredible is a very strong word

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
November 28th 2017


15151 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Woah Melon gave this a 9?

Drifter
November 28th 2017


15392 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The almighty melon man

sixdegrees
November 28th 2017


5833 Comments


he is a rap authority

he's heard the death grips



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