After releasing his best project to date last year titled, Cadillactica, Big K.R.I.T. is ready to offer his mixtape, It’s Better This Way, in order to show his fans that it’s better to follow the uncharted path than to follow the ordinary path in music.
K.R.I.T. has maintained a steady flow of producing quality music over the last five years and the same can be said for his newest offering. But of course, it wouldn’t be a complete Southern plate without DJ Drama at the helm of high energy narration for this DatPiff.com Exclusive project. TBTW also has many notable appearances from rap industry legends and newcomers, including Warren G, and Ludacris, and also K Camp, Young Dolph, and BJ the Chicago Kid.
On the introduction, K.R.I.T.’s most famous point of reference, affectionately called his “86,” stalls out and he makes a decision to follow the road less traveled throughout the entirety of TBTW.
On the up-tempo track, “86,” he raps about his favorite vehicle (“Usually I talk about that Cadillac on vogues, today it’s all about Monte Carlo propped up on lows”), which is an ode to not only his old school first love, but also to the South as well.
On, “No Static,” K.R.I.T. raps over low bass lines, and peaking high-hats, which is reminiscent of the early G-Funk era of the 1990s, while the architect himself, Warren G, raps the chorus,”No Static when it’s cool, No Static when you got a lot of crew, and you always on the go, Gettin’ to it like ya supposed.”)
On the monotone track titled, “In The Darkness,” K.R.I.T. battles with his intuition as he struggles to maintain his sanity and lustful nature toward the opposite sex as Wolfe de Mcishls lays harmonies over the sultry beat.
On “Can’t Be Still,” K.R.I.T. faces his deepest secrets and concerns while BJ the Chicago Kid provides soulful melodies that can rival Anthony Hamilton. (circa early 2000s).
K.R.I.T. doesn’t fail to disappoint with his latest offering. If anything, he leaves fans clamoring for more music and possibly another full-length album. But for now, it’s better this way.
–andre j. ellington