My comrades from The Smoking Section made me aware of the drop of BIG K.R.I.T.’s “4Eva N A Day” and I didn’t want to post it on Swipelife until I gave it a proper run through. Not to say I was speechless, I actually had a lot to opine about the album. But after reading through TSS editor in chief John Gotty’s thorough examination of the project, I let his words speak on my behalf:
A challenge for artists is to not make music they think listeners are in the mood to hear, but the truth is listeners don’t know what they want until it’s given to them to listen to. Throughout 4evaNaDay, none of K.R.I.T.’s vision is sacrificed to make a “club song,” or pen a track targeted for radio or women and no move seems label-directed. K.R.I.T.’s in that rarefied space – a deep, creative groove I tend to associate with Miles, ‘Trane, George Clinton/Parliament and maybe ‘Kast – where he relies on instinct, makes what he hears and leaves it to the listener to consume the material on his terms, not the other way around.
With that said, take a listen of the stream and if you agree download and enjoy.
Download: Big K.R.I.T. – “4Eva N A Day”