Return Of 4eva

Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva
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2011 Ratings: #21
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March 22, 2011 / Release Date
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Southern Hip-Hop | Energetic | United States

Damn... this album SLAPS.

Big K.R.I.T in the early 2010's was on a roll dropping album quality mixtapes and in my opinion this is the best one. It's 21 tracks, 76 minutes long with no duds in the track listing. It's just a banger after banger. The production is trunk knocking, very bass heavy, but at times beautiful, especially with all the soulful voice samples that mix into the album so amazingly. The lyricism is top notch as well. ... read more
In 2010, I discovered Big K.R.I.T (maybe my favorite rapper of this decade) with that mixtape "KRIT Wuz Here". If I let myself be tempted by his mixtape "Return Of 4eva", it's mainly because his cover immediately reminds me of OutKast, my favorite rap duo. The analogy with the Atlanta duo does not stop with the Cadillacs of the artwork. It's even what I heard closest to "Aquemini" or "ATLiens" since... "Aquemini" and "ATLiens"! Big ... read more
Still his best work to date...21 tracks of great southern hip-hop without a single dud...
His first true masterpiece, one of my all-time favorite mixtapes, and the best southern rap release since the 90's. KRIT manages to balance lyrical, introspective songs and syrupy UGK-style bangers about whips with ease, making for one of his most unified atmospheric records.
There's not much I can really say besides wow... this lived up to the hype. This is easily one of the best mixtapes I've ever heard, what a fantastic and powerful project. K.R.I.T. was already my favourite rapper after hearing 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time, and this, along with 4eva N A Day just cemented his spot permanently. There is not a single track on this entire project that I don't love except maybeee Amtrak, but this is genuinely incredible. Well done K.R.I.T.
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Track List

  1. R4 Intro 
  2. Rise and Shine 
  3. R4 Theme Song
  4. Dreamin’ 
  5. Rotation 
  6. My Sub 
  7. Sookie Now (feat. David Banner) 
  8. American Rapstar 
  9. Highs & Lows 
  10. Shake It (feat. Joi) 
  11. Made Alot (feat. Big SANT) 
  12. Lions & Lambs 
  13. King’s Blues 
  14. Time Machine (feat. Chamillionaire) 
  15. Get Right 
  16. Amtrak 
  17. Player’s Ballad (feat. Raheem DeVaughn) 
  18. Another Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Encouraging Racism 
  19. Free My Soul 
  20. The Vent 
  21. Country Shit (Remix) (feat. Ludacris & Bun B)
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