In 2010, Big K.R.I.T. Updated A Souls Of Mischief Classic For A New Day
Big K.R.I.T. began his Rap journey almost 15 years ago. He recorded mixtapes for years, navigating a scenic country road into the industry. In a 2011 interview with Nardwuar, the Meridian, Mississippi native revealed he recorded his seminal K.R.I.T. Wuz Here standout “Something” in his bathroom. It was proof that with great music often morphs out of pressure, stress, and struggle. On Krizzle’s highly-acclaimed breakthrough mixtape, he was still working for something much bigger.
While not on any of his solo projects, “Somedayz” was a similar early K.R.I.T. track, centered around his hunger for a career in Hip-Hop. The song also showed his emotional maturity with the understanding that he still had some work to do. Set over Souls Of Mischief’s classic “’93 ‘Til Infinity,” the self-proclaimed country bumpkin spit about his occasional flaws. “Some days I was trippin’ / Some days I didn’t listen / Some days I went missin’ / When you needed me more than you ever, ever needed me / Hope someday you forgive me,” he raps on the song. Bars like this sting, and in 2010, it still was not commonplace for much of Rap to sound so vulnerable, or in the wrong. Just as Drake was climbing up the charts doing it his way, Krizzle was in the back of a pickup truck in John Colombo’s video doing it on his most straightforward terms.
In total, “Somedayz” addresses the conflict between K.R.I.T.’s virtues and vices in a way that is universally human. The track foreshadowed a blueprint that he has stuck to on subsequent mixtapes like Return Of 4Eva, 4Eva N a Day, and eventually, on his Def Jam Records debut, Live From The Underground. It followed along the same lines as K.R.I.T. classics “See Me On Top,” “No Wheaties,” and “Gumpshun.” Early on, Big K.R.I.T.’s ability to connect his Mississippi roots to a wide and devoted fan-base was nothing short of incredible.
The last few bars of “Somedayz” sum up Krizzle’s mind-state. “Some days I ain’t safe / Some days I’m gonna pay / Some days I just pray / Will I go to heaven or hell? Only God knows / Some days I can’t say,” K.R.I.T. raps with a deliberately repetitious style. The song works its way to a dramatic close. “Some days I might lie / Some days I don’t try / Some days I might cry / When I’m on my sick bed, and my days drawin’ short / Damn, someday I’m gonna die / Some days…”
Following 2017’s 4Eva Is a Mighty Long Time (named the best album of that year by Ambrosia For Heads readers), K.R.I.T. released a compilation of recent singles this year with TDT.