Big K.R.I.T – TDT
Released: 11 January 2019
Mississippi rap icon Big K.R.I.T. gifts us the “TDT” EP early-2019, after closing out 2018 with 3 EP deliveries: Thrice X, Double Down, and Trifecta. KRIT’s last LP offering was October 2017’s 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time; he appears to be checking his temperature with these consecutive EP offerings, before dropping another LP.
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.
Learned From Texas: 3.75/5
Pick Yourself Up: 4.5/5
1 Oh Oh: 4/5
Higher (King Pt 6): 3.5/5
Look What I Got: 3.75/5
4 Tha Three: 3.5/5
Total: ★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
TDT is my favorite Big K.R.I.T release since 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time; TDT is the longest of KRIT’s recent EP offerings. Listeners are treated to 9 diverse songs with topics ranging from H-Town subwoofers on “Learned From Texas” to post-relationship woes on “1 Oh Oh“.
KRIT further cements himself as one of Rap’s premier rapper-producers on tracks like “Pick Yourself Up“, where he dedicates 3 verses to his financially irresponsible peers; verse 1 is aimed at broke “big spenders”, verse 2 aimed at his own grind, and verse 3 is aimed at young “sugar babies” who depend on older men for income in exchange for sexual favors.
★★★1/2: TDT is a succinct, yet formidable EP release from KRIT. At 8 songs, it’s long enough to satisfy, yet short enough to leave you yearning for more. If KRIT’s last 3 EP releases are an indicator of how is upcoming album will sound, I’m all ears.