On “Premeditated Murder,” J. Cole has a line that sticks out and rings true: “Keep grindin’ boy, your life can change in one year.” We tell ourselves the same sort of thing before walking through the doors of the job we hate, or the class that separates us from the degree we desire or even the obstacles in the way of our own mentally constructed dreams. The logic especially applies to Big K.R.I.T.
Before the now landmark K.R.I.T. Wuz Here left an indelible crater on iTunes nationwide, Mississippi’s own admitted to nearly calling it quits. Fast forward 12 months, several co-signs and one particular magazine cover later, life is much different and Hip-Hop fans everywhere thank God divine intervention took its course. How it has changed for Krizzle will be apparent upon listening to ReturnOf4Eva. I was blessed with the opportunity (and BBM convo that birthed it) to catch up with one of the project’s more influential figures and Tennessee mixtape legend, DJ Wally Sparks. He took me on a brief trip into the experience which was the making of K.R.I.T.’s newest audio memoir. Before digging in for yourself, look at this as further insight to the release from an outside perspective.