4eva Is a Mighty Long Time - Big Krit
Big Krit is the current best southern rapper out, as well as one of the greatest of this generation, but nonetheless he is ridiculously slept on. Since bursting onto the scene, Krit has dropped consist, quality Mixtapes as well as albums, but it kinda felt like he may never top his debut. I went into this album quite nervous bc I typically don't enjoy the double album format. 9 times out of 10 they way overstay their welcome. Thank god for all that this was the 1/10. The first half of the double album is typical Krit music, with songs about women, southern living, clubs, and most importantly the subs in his car. This half of the album has banger after banger and includes the best of his My Sub series so far. There are even features from legendary southern MCs, Bun B and TI that fit the tone of Krit records perfectly. The second half of the record is the most introspective I've heard Krit yet, with gospel infused tracks like Keep the Devil Off, and my personal favorite to the album, Miss Georgia Fornia, a song of selling out and moving from his home state to get the rap life that he wants so dearly. On the track Mixed Messages, Krit touches on all the blatant hipocracies that comes with being a modern hip hop artist. All in all, at no point does this album slow down in how interesting it is, and doesn't decrease in quality either. One thing that this album has that even my Album of the Year doesn't is a strong ass closing track. Bury Me in Gold is the beautiful finale to this masterpiece, that touches my soul. I already am viewing this as Krit's magnum opus, and it's arguably a top 10 record this decade already. It took me forever to decide on my favorite album this year, due to the high quality of Krit, Tyler, and Brockhampton's releases, that all cemented 2017 as a good ass year for hip hop.
Objectively : 9.9
Subjectively : 10/10
Favorite Tracks: Big Krit, Big Bank, Ride With Me, Subenstein, 1999, Classic (interlude), Aux Cord, Get Away, Keep The Devil Off, Miss Georgia Fornia, Everlasting, Price of Fame, Drinking Sessions, and Bury Me in Gold - 12 hours ago