“Mt. Olympus” is the funky ride to the galaxy of Cadillactica, Big K.R.I.T.’s forthcoming studio album. K.R.I.T. is Ole Miss’ pride and joy, magnolia tree-gravitas and all, he graciously stakes his claim as being a cut above the rest in “Mt. Olympus.” It’s becoming more common for rappers to either refer to themselves as God, or in K.R.I.T.’s case, refer to his stature in Hip-Hop as being god-like. Southerners rarely make those kinds of bold assertions when it comes to anything closely related to higher powers. Growing up in the south old folks are quick to tell you that God will not be mocked, but K.R.I.T. is more concerned with being respected for having lyrical muscle, rather than being seen as the run of the mill, molly-popping, turn-up rapper.
K.R.I.T. makes his point crystal clear in the chorus. “Now they wanna hear a country nxxxa rap/5 albums in, I swear a country nxxxa snap/Thought they wanted Trap, thought they wanted Bass/Thought they wanted molly, thought they wanted drank.” The beat hits hard and the chorus sucks you right into the vortex of his emphatic delivery.
Gracing the cover of XXL’s 2011 “Freshman Class” issue, and having to witness the success of fellow classmates, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, YG, and Mac Miller, it’s now 2014 and K.R.I.T. is a graduating senior set to drop Cadillactica this fall, and he means business.
© Copyright Eddie Savoy Bailey III, 2014
Written by: Eddie Bailey of The Savoy Media Group