I know this album was released in 2014 but it gets, at least, 10 plays a month from me. Recently, I was listening and realized that Big K.R.I.T. revealed a lot of emotions in this album. Masked by amazing down south beats and great word play, he speaks of love, passion, family and personal struggles.
Typically, men aren’t emotional creatures because it’s viewed as more of a feminine trait. However, he was able to do so, in a masculine way, and impact his listeners. With K.R.I.T.’s method of purging, men are able to connect with the music and think to themselves: ‘Hey, I know what he’s talking about right here; Growing up, my life was crazy too; And yeh, this chick really did change me.’
From Kreation, the intro to the album, to Mt Olympus, we experience the creation of man, his first love, his love for a certain woman and a personal love for his idols.
‘You tellin’ me I can be King of Hip-Hop,
And they wouldn’t give it to Andre 3000?
Nigga please, this award ain’t got shit to do with us.
God could physically come down and say ‘he’s the greatest.
My favorite, y’all should listen, he have potential
to outlive the heatwave I’ma send through this motherfucker
and rebuild for a whole ‘nother other culture’
and that wouldn’t be enough.
So fuck these haters and fuck these hoes.
Damn right I still mean that.’
I recommend any male who’s riding around with something on his mind to play K.R.I.T.’s ‘Cadillactica.’ Let it ride from start to finish and you’ll adopt a sense of entitlement and a whole new drive for the future.