Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. doesn’t know the meaning of the word “breather.” Less than three weeks after dropping his latest 17-track mixtape 4evaNaDay, he’s already back with a brand new single called “I Got This,” which he premiered yesterday on Sirius XM’s Shade 45. The song appears to be the first from K.R.I.T.’s long-delayed major label debut album Live From the Underground, due out later this year, maybe. But for all we know, this might just pop up on one of the three or so mixtapes K.R.I.T. seems to drop annually now.
While 4evaNaDay was steeped with K.R.I.T.’s own Southern rap-flavored productions, “I Got This” has a West Coast, “Let Me Ride” vibe, and that’s really what separates this track from the rest of the rapper’s ever-growing mixtapeography. K.R.I.T.’s been so prolific this past year that his self-released albums were becoming in danger of merely blending into one another, but “I Got This” is a standout and a worthy entrance into the major label game.