Big K.R.I.T. “Return Of 4eva” Mixtape Download & Stream
Big K.R.I.T. releases his Highly Anticipated Mixtape Return Of 4eva, Presented by Cinematic Music Group. The 21-track tape has Features from David Banner, Joi, Big Sant, Chamillionaire, Raheem Devaughn, Ludacris & Bun B. All songs were written and composed by Big K.R.I.T..
“I am proud to present Return Of 4eva to all my supporters, I took the past year to work on this project. I reached out to some of my favorite artists that I felt represented what this album was about. Ludacris, Bun B, David Banner, Chamillionaire, Big Sant, Joi & Raheem Devaughn all helped me to make my vision of this album complete. I hope you all love it. Stay blessed” – K.R.I.T.
Return of 4Eva is a 2011 self-produced official mixtape by rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T. released on March 28, 2011. The mixtape features guest appearances from Chamillionaire, Raheem DeVaughn, Joi, Big Sant, and fellow Mississippian, David Banner. Released to critical acclaim, it was named 32nd best album by Rolling Stone Magazine, 27th by Spin, and honorable mention by Pitchfork Media. The mixtape was released to iTunes as an EP on June 7th, 2011. It featured three songs from the mixtape, plus two remixes.
Big K.R.I.T. says he actually got his passion production via MTV. “I couldn’t afford beats,” said K.R.I.T.. “I was 13 and I couldn’t afford to go to the studio and I couldn’t afford to pay for beats. So “MTV Music Generator” came out for PlayStation and that was it. I was like, ‘I done made it.’ I recorded to a karaoke machine, looping the ‘MTV Music Generator’ beat and that was the start. I was like, ‘I could make my own beats and rap? I can mass produce music on my own, I’m good.’ And that’s where it began.
Big K.R.I.T. has a clear respect for the Southern Rap tradition and tracks like “My Sub” showcases and pays homage to the bass-heavy sounds that his region is known for, “Shake It” narrates K.R.I.T. gaming a scandalous stripper, and “Rotation” captures candy-painted escapism in a manner that would make the late Pimp C proud. “Time Machine” takes it a step further, when he and Chamillionaire hop in a slab to reminisce about their youths while shouting out greats like Scarface and UGK. Big K.R.I.T.‘s ability to contextualize Southern Culture into his own style and life without featuring the legends themselves on the songs is notable, especially so early in his career.
With his Southern drawl and soulful production, Mississippi MC Big K.R.I.T. has been called the natural successor to Southern hip-hop legends like Outkast, UGK, and Scarface. K.R.I.T. saw his profile skyrocket following the release of his debut mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here in 2010 and the follow-up Return Of 4eva in 2011, both of which drew universal critical acclaim from the likes of XXL, Pitchfork, HipHopDX and more.
It is rare to find an artist who has both age and wisdom on his side. Big K.R.I.T. possesses the musical intuition of an old soul. With his skill set, respect for the past and a refreshing mix of confidence and sincerity, he has all the makings to be mentioned alongside Southern Legends. Follow on Twitter @BIGKRIT @MedievalBeatz Beats For Sale
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