Big Krit – 4eva N a Day
By: Morgan Taylor
I am not the biggest fan of rap music, so if a rap artist can truly catch my attention I consider them very special. With that being said, I would like to introduce you all to Big Krit. Big Krit is a rap artist from Mississippi. He is not a new artist, but I have just recently jumped on the Big Krit bandwagon. Big Krit, born Justin Scott, is an artist under Cinematic Music Group and Island Def Jam.
Krit, which is an acronym for King Remembered in Time, released his ninth mix tape ‘4eva Na Day’ on March 5th, 2012. The mix tape contains 17 soulful tracks. The thing that attracted me to Big Krit was his story telling abilities. He is a very good lyricist and can very vividly tell a story through his songs. While his story telling abilities were shown on his last mix tape ‘Return of 4eva’ he really shines on his newest project. He also uses very soulful r&b song samples behind his raps. The beats artists use can really make or break their music and Krit uses this to his advantage. The soulful beats and the southern drawl of Big Krit’s voice are a match made in melodic heaven.
Big Krit tells the story of his life in the southern streets of Mississippi. Although stories of the hood and the ghetto have become commonplace in rap music, Big Krit takes a different approach to the normal tales of drug deals and poverty. He walks his listener through the streets with him. In his song ‘Package Store’ he raps about his neighborhood liquor store and what goes on in and around it. He raps, “In the neighborhood package store/ Get some wine for spirit /Some gossip for your mind if you down to hear it[…]In the neighborhood package store/ Mixing the good with the bad/ Which flavors of life’s labor have you had?” He tells a story of being stuck up by a neighborhood thug and also talks about seeing a pastor in the liquor store.
Big Krit also raps in his song ‘Red Eye’ about problems with his significant other. He explains the trials and tribulations that come with dating while being on the road chasing his rap career. This view of love is very rarely heard. He raps, “I been missing your touch/ sometimes I’m out and I lust/ What if love ain’t enough, and all we have is this trust?”
Big Krit may have not splashed onto the major music scene yet, his buzz is growing. With his huge fan base and mass appeal (he got my attention, which says A LOT) I believe that Big Krit is well on his way to becoming a very profitable, popular and successful rap artist.