Big K.R.I.T. showcases same talents in new mixtape

Big K.R.I.T. has been rapping about sitting in his throne atop the summit of Mt. Olympus in a multi-candy-painted ‘84 Cadillac Coupe De Ville since his release of one of the most prevalent mixtapes of his career called “It’s Better This Way.”

Toe-to-toe, this mixtape has as many notable tracks that are worth listening to since the release of his 2011 mixtape “Return of 4eva,” such as “86,” “Piece On Chain” and “Shakem Off.”

Hosted by DJ Drama, the mixtape features artists, such as BJ The Chicago Kid and Warren G plus many more that fans have been waiting to see collaborate with the southern rapper.

As usual, K.R.I.T.’s hilarious yet descriptive, cover art prefaces the elation that the illegal downloaders of this mixtape have yet to feel and still reveals aspects about his southern roots.

The design tells you all you need to know. A frightened but confident little child wearing all black attire is holding a stick with a sack of all his belongings tied at the end of it, is placed in a sketchy area between male vices, religion and classic automobiles all by himself in Meridian, Mississippi.

As far as the lyrical formula goes, the rapper does not deviate away from his usual definition of a “man” in the most country sense of the word.K.R.I.T.’s songs focus on riding through town in old-school Monte Carlos, Cadillacs and Bel-Airs while wearing a Jesus piece on top of a Jesus piece on top of a Versace chain.

The rapper also aims to direct his skeptic tone and aggressive attitude toward people who identify with the negative remarks found in his lyrics, but the message supports a good cause — “refrain from being lame”.

Now, if his target audience were to wonder if he’s changed his sound in any way possible, no he hasn’t. He knows where he comes from and likes to reveal that in each song.  

He has stuck to his classic beat samples from OutKast’s album “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” from 1994, and Three 6 Mafia’s 2008 album “M-Town 2 H-Town.”

Although DJ Drama’s change in melodic structure is just as limited as DJ Mustard’s 2015 production “My Krazy Life,” next to K.R.I.T., DJ Mustard looks like Edward Scissorhands trying to play the harp.

If buying this mixtape were possible, consumers would have already done so just to blow out their subwoofers, see their mirrors shake and rap along in a vibrating voice, because there really is no other way to listen to it.