Rap’s had a more than solid last few weeks, what with the release of strong albums from Vince Staples (FM!), Smino (Noir), and Mick Jenkins (Pieces of a Man). Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. is looking to add his name to the list today with a surprise EP called Thrice X. Stream it below via Apple Music or Spotify.
True to its name, the collection features three songs: “Higher (King Pt. 6)”, “Glorious”, and “Look What I Got”. None clock in beyond three minutes, but their conciseness works to K.R.I.T.’s advantage — he’s in and out quickly, yet still leaves an impression.
The first offering, a sequel to his previous “Higher (King)” cuts, finds the MC sleek and reflective over moody synths. “Glorious” is unsurprisingly a more confident, affirming number with K.R.I.T. taking on a more rapid flow. The boasting closing track has K.R.I.T. celebrating his accomplishments, but also detailing what it’s taken him to get to the top.
Thrice X marks the follow-up to 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time, a 2017 double LP that included collaborations with T.I., CeeLo Green, Jill Scott, and Bilal. K.R.I.T. recently served as executive producer on Bun B’s Return of the Trill album from August.
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Thrice X Tracklist:
01. Higher (King Pt. 6)
03. Look What I Got