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Big K.R.I.T. – Big Bank ft. T.I.

One of 22 new songs from K.R.I.T. Big K.R.I.T.’s new double-disc album 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time is the Meridian, Mississippi rapper’s first proper studio album in 3 years, and its his most ambitious yet. Like most of K.R.I.T’s work, much of the album is self-produced, but there are also a number of notable co-producers on the LP.

Mannie Fresh, Supah Mario, Organized Noize and DJ Khalil make appearances, but the most active of the rapper’s collaborators is WLPWR. The Columbia, South Carolina producer is well-known for his work across Yelawolf’s projects, but is also highly complementary to KRIT’s unapologetically Southern compositions.

He co-produces “Big Bank” with KRIT, a driving record that layers vocal samples and darting string samples on top of frenetic drums, putting an incredible amount of forward momentum on the track, and that’s before the vocals even come in. KRIT and and T.I. are both known for their double-time, with the KRIT taking a more confrontational approach, while Tip generally sticks deep in the pocket.

It comes early in the project and sets the tone for the maximal arrangements that are yet to come. KRIT has previously expressed frustration with falling into the underrated category of rap, but on 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time he sounds happy to own his lane. “You shouldn’t gauge your success off another person’s success.

Me, I can say I’m happy,” he told Sway last year, adding that his main goal at this point in time is to “put out music that helped people or at least inspired them at the end of the day.” Other guest appearances on the project include Lloyd, CeeLo Green, Jill Scott, Sleepy Brown, Bilal, Robert Glasper, Joi, Keyon Harrold, Kenneth Whalum, and Burness Earl Travis II.

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