#17. Big K.R.I.T., Return Of 4Eva

Released: March 28

Label: N/A

Complex says: Mixing soul samples with more modern sounding hard-hitters, Returnof4eva showcases growth in Krit’s song-making abilities. While his production is reminiscent of Organized Noize, his raps are characteristically new-school—chock-full of as much vulnerability as confidence. Melodic standouts like “Dreamin’” and “Highs And Lows” mix well with funkdafied cuts like “Sookie Now” and “Time Machine.” Taken as a whole, the release shows a calculated step forward for the Mississippi spitter.