After announcing dates for the Kritically Acclaimed tour just two days ago, Big K.R.I.T. kicks things off with a new self-produced single, “86.”
On his first officially released single post-Cadillactica, K.R.I.T. lets us know that he’s still as hungry as ever. It would’ve been clear enough from the way he triumphantly delivers the song’s hook, or from the way he, as usual, flows like butter with an undeniable sense of urgency.
But it’s clear he’s also stepped up his craft in the way of beatmaking. He programs his drums and layers his samples in a way that sounds far more organic than on beats he made on previous mixtapes. If this single is any indication, K.R.I.T.’s now able to produce in a way where his beats sound like they’re made to fit his flow rather than the other way around, and that is the mark of a truly potent rapper/producer.
Happy birthday, K.R.I.T. What a way to let the world know you’re still on top of it.
Listen to “86” here and let us know what you think.