Big K.R.I.T. Is Untouchable On One Of The Funkiest Songs Of His Career (Video)
It’s been three years since Big K.R.I.T. released his Cadillactica album, but the Meridian, Mississippi MC is more than making up for lost time. In August, K.R.I.T.’s manager revealed that the album was done and had been turned in. While that post was removed, over the last week, K.R.I.T. has been on an absolute tear of releasing new material.
The flurry began with “Confetti,” an ominous track on which K.R.I.T. proclaimed it was time for him to come back because other MCs were “f*cking up the game.” Just hours later, Krizzle released a video trailer with another new song, and visuals of him burying his doppelganger. The message was clear that the old K.R.I.T. is gone and has been replaced with something new.
Today, K.R.I.T. shows that his new incarnation is bigger and better than before. The grainy black and white video for “Keep The Devil Off (Take 1)” finds him catching the Holy Ghost and literally flexing on anyone trying to stand in his way. The record is a gumbo of Blues, Soul, Gospel and Funk, with its guitar, bongo, organ, drums and choir. Throughout, K.R.I.T. raps and sings about the courage and independence that separates him from others. It’s a fitting message for an artist who has left the major record label system to strike out and forge his own destiny.
“Keep The Devil Off” is easily one of the funkiest songs in K.R.I.T.’s catalog and, based on the “(Take 1)” in the title, it seems he’s got more trunk-rattling music on the way. With more tracks like these, he truly will be untouchable, by the devil and anyone else.