Review: Big K.R.I.T. – It’s Better This Way
It’s been nearly one year since Big KRIT released “Cadillactica,” his second album on Def Jam. While many critics lauded the effort and the LP debut at number five on the Billboard 200, KRIT hasn’t managed to garner the commercial success that someone of his caliber deserves. Unwavered, KRIT has continued to make the music he enjoys creating with the likes of Raury, Trinidad James, David Banner, Scotty ATL and plenty of others. On the heels of his ‘Kritically Acclaimed’ tour, Young Krizzle dropped “It’s Better This Way” out of the blue on DatPiff. The project is narrated by DJ Drama and produced mostly by KRIT with a few contributions from Kenneth Whalum III and Wolfe de MCHLS. Featured guests include Scar, K. Camp, Young Dolph, DeLorean, BJ the Chicago Kid, Ludacris, the legendary Warren G and of course, Big Sant.
The project opens with KRIT trying to start up his beloved Lucille to no avail before deciding to walk to where he’s trying to go. He’s at a fork in the road and while he enjoyed the path he took in the past, he decides that he’s going to take a different route this time. The music kicks off with the Kenneth Whalum-produced “King Pt.4,” and just like with previous installments of the “King” series, KRIT takes the opportunity to get a boatload of grievances off of his chest. He questions the reasons why others seem to get so much praise for mediocrity while others go unnoticed even though they are just as talented, if not more.