Why “Mt. Olympus” Proves The South Still Has Something To Say

tumblr_n4vuveI4Ze1txt5omo1_500I’m still walking around with the stank face weeks after listening to Big K.R.I.T.’s “Mt. Olympus.” I’m not quite sure what makes me giddier: the fact that he snapped with his full Mississippi accent on deck or the fact that he completely shut down any doubt of whether or not the south still had something to say. C’mon, folks, you know I had to include the dude 3000 in this conversation, as K.R.I.T. retorts “You tellin’ me I can be the King of Hip Hop/and they wouldn’t give it to Andre 3000?” Indeed, K.R.I.T does have something to say, using his “country-ness” to amplify his unique southern experience within hip hop. “Mt. Olympus” registers as a push back to situating the commercial southern hip hop space as flat and focused on only major hubs like Atlanta. K.R.I.T.’s “Mt. Olympus” is a sharp response to Andre 3000’s 20 year declaration of “the south got something to say!” STILL. He picks up where Andre’s emphatic statement left off 19 years ago.

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Big K.R.I.T. “Mt. Olympus”(Music Video) [Directed By: KRSP]

Big K.R.I.T. drops an epic visual for his first single “Mt. Olympus,” from his upcoming sophomore album “Cadillactica.” The video is directed by KRSP Visuals, who also directed “The Vent,” “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” and “REM.” Together they paint the emotion of the record while presenting K.R.I.T. in true form, a King Remembered In Time standing on his virtues and beliefs.

“Cadillactica” will be out this fall, but for now enjoy the download of “Mt. Olympus”: HERE.


The Internet Reacts To Big K.R.I.T.’s “Mt. Olympus”

“Mt. Olympus,” billed as the first single from Cadillactica, is at once a return to K.R.I.T.’s country-rap first principles and a word-drunk exploration of how far those can go. It’s also a way of calling out other rappers as mere mortals. “What’s good for hip-hop might not be good for my soul,” he concludes. Part of K.R.I.T.’s artistic promise has always been that he could be both.

Like a frustrated all-powerful Zeus, Big K.R.I.T. unleashes “Mt. Olympus,” the first single from Cadillactica, from atop the mythical home of the gods with a damn near superhuman fury. I advise ye mortals to take cover, it’s getting down right ugly out here.


Mt. Olympus, mythologically known as the home of the 12 main Gods of Greek Mythology, including Zeus, the main God figure of Greek Mythology. KRIT is putting himself right on the top of that mountain, he is the king of the game, just like Zeus was the king of the Gods.

Krizzle also addresses Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and articulates his struggle between juggling the music he wants to make, the music his fans want him to make, and the music that would put him on the radio across the world, finishing up with the heartfelt, “What’s good for hip-hop may not be good for my soul.”

Mt. Olympus is grand, tall and prominent. As usual the song’s production is handled by the artist himself, but the story here isn’t the board work. No, the story here is K.R.I.T. unleashing a cascade of fervent rhymes.

“Mt. Olympus” is as aggressive as we’ve heard KRIT this year, spitting like he still has something to prove. Of course, that’s not the case at all.


K.R.I.T.’s monstrous production on “MT. Olympus” compliments his fiery lyricism and commands attention. Critics should take note, suit themselves in full body armor and pay attention.

People need to hear this. Passionate Def Jam lyricist Big K.R.I.T. set Hip-Hop a blaze with a track that’s the polar opposite of dandelion soft, titled “Mt. Olympus.” The self-produced record is big musically, but not in a way that attempts to appeal to radio. Pair that sound with K.R.I.T.’s messaging to the Rap peanut gallery and you have an audible piece that’s more than a quick, pleasurable listen. This is that stick to your ribs music folks.

Big K.R.I.T. “Mt. Olympus” (Produced By: Big K.R.I.T.)

Big K.R.I.T. has released the first single off his long awaited sophomore release, Cadillactica. The track is called “MT. Olympus” and is four minutes of K.R.I.T. taking heavy swings with non-stop swagger even referencing Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse on which he was named. 

“What’s good for hip hop may not be good for my soul,” K.R.I.T. raps. 

The Mississippi wordsmith released the track with Twitter support behind him, rerouting fans to get #MTOlympus trending and gifting the song once his followers reached the 500,000 mark. 

“Cadillactica” will be out this fall on Def Jam.