Big K.R.I.T. made his fans endure a year-long wait before removing the top covers. His new EP, THRICE X is but three songs-deep, like a prayer sheet with snaps and foot pedal synchronization. The Mississippi-native made a name for himself in an era where chopped soul was surging in popularity, so he invariably had a discussion to make in his return: "how much of shift control can I bring to this ever-important mirror test?"

The end result is an EP that demonstrates both a willingness to assimilate modern conventions and a retention of "self." Big K.R.I.T.'s golden years are indivorcable from his being, but don't get me wrong, THRICE X is demo record that boldly states his mission to push onward from his home state. The influence of "the gospel" has instilled in him, an evangelical tone, as if his audience was crouched before him with open palms. 

So what is THRICE X exactly communicate? I've made my assumptions known, but there's a lot of space for open interpretation. But let's be clear on one thing: anyone assuming an evangelical mantle is probably holding "unplayed cards." And yes, K.R.I.T. is both a traditionalist in the sense of his music, and a parishioner to his fans, who've grown accustomed to his speaking voice, and Southern charm.