Big K.R.I.T. - See Me On Top 4

Posted September 16, 2014

With the rate at which Big K.R.I.T. has released music over the past four years, I doubt many fans expected that following '13's King Remembered In Time, almost a year and a half later, we would still be waiting for his new full-length album.

While we don't have a firm release date from the folks at Def Jam on the highly-anticipated Cadillactica, what we do have is the Mississippi native's new mixtape, See Me On Top 4.

Hosted by DJ Dibiase, the 22-track tape features pre-release records "MT. Olympus," "Pay Attention" (with Rico Love) and "Drinkers Club" (with Juicy J, Rittz and A$AP Ferg), in addition to collaborations with June, Lloyd, Yo Gotti and more.

See Me On Top 4 Album Review

Long before the days of free albums, way back in the mid-2000s, I got most of my music from mixtapes full of DJs yelling and weird remixes featuring artists I never heard of and would never hear again. It was all worth it for those three or four gems. Now, thanks to artists like J. Cole, Wale and the one and only Big K.R.I.T., those kinds of mixtapes have largely been replaced with free albums. Instead of a DJ yelling their name over and over again, we get nothing but pure hip-hop... and we are much better off.

In my humble opinion, K.R.I.T. is one of the emcees responsible for such a drastic, necessary change. While Live From The Underground is technically his only album, his "mixtapes" (4EvaNaDay, King Remembered In Time, Return Of 4 Eva and K.R.I.T Wuz Here) read more like albums. The amount and quality of the free music he has released over the years is unrivaled; some emcees won't ever have an album as good as any of Krizzle's tapes.

I know journalists are supposed to remain unbiased, but when it comes to K.R.I.T. it's impossible for me to stay objective. Good thing I'm not a real journalist. I have made it abundantly clear that I am a die hard K.R.I.T. supporter and am more excited about Cadillactica than any other project this year. Now that it's almost here, I'm desperate. I don't want it. I need it. So when I heard about this new See Me on Top 4 appetizer, I was eager to digest it. I figured this would be a preview into Cadillactica, a brief look into the project that I have been dying for. What would the sound and feel of See Me On Top Volume 4 say about Cadillactica? Good or bad, how would it effect my anticipation? The excitement and questions were flying through my brain...until it was released and I slowly came back to earth.

Read the Full Review: K.R.I.T. Brings Back the Mixtape With “See Me on Top 4”

DJBooth Rating - 3.5 Spins

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