Big K.R.I.T. Raps Like He Never Has Before In a Chilling Cry For Justice (Audio)
2016 has been a watershed year for protest records in Hip-Hop, from Mistah F.A.B.’s “6 Shots” to T.I.’s “Warzone” and countless powerful anthems in between. Police brutality and the broader system of injustice in this country continues to inspire songs that are both triumphant but also forlorn and tinged with a sense of hopelessness.
Today (September 15), Big K.R.I.T.’s voice is featured on “Might Not Be Ok,” a song whose message is seared with the kind of pain that causes the heart to cry out for help. The track is the latest single from musician Kenneth Whalum, a singer, composer, and instrumentalist whose talents have earned the attention of D’Angelo, Jay Z, and others with whom he’s performed and collaborated. On today’s release, he provides the piano-based instrumentation, while K.R.I.T. delivers not just raps, but possibly the single most powerful vocal delivery of an MC of 2016 in its vulnerability, anguish, and unequivocally devastating beauty.
“Might Not Be OK” is released on Kenneth’s Whalum Records, although details about whether it will appear on a forthcoming project are unclear. Last year, he released the haunting “Ghost Town.”
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