Cadillactica

Cadillactica

by Big K.R.I.T.Big K.R.I.T.

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Overview

Like David Banner before him, Meridian, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. was baptized in deep Southern slop and then cut through the competition with a bit of an indie spin, but Cadillactica is on another level, and if the album cover makes it looks like one of Kid Cudi's space jams, there's good reason. This sprawling, ambitious effort is the promise of Cudi's early soul-searching fulfilled, beginning with two interesting intros, best of the pair being "Life" where K.R.I.T. testifies "I found life on this planet/Dammit, I've been damaged/But I won't take this for granted" and then proceeds to shove and prove as if this were his debut. Check the frantic, techno-Outkast title track for unique and new proof, while "Soul Food," featuring Raphael Saadiq, does just what it does on the tin, reminiscing about tradition in a mournful, "you don't know what you got till it's gone" style. "Do You Love Me" carries the same weight when it comes to young love, and when it comes to church and prayer, "Saturdays = Celebration" offers that there are no saints without sinners, and does so with the stately production of Alex da Kid, who sounds primed to take on the heaviness of Kanye's Yeezus. All of these grand moves are anchored by the K.R.I.T. sound the streets already love, including the low-riding "Mo Better Cool" with Wiz Khalifa and Bun B, plus the anthemic "King of the South," which spills out the speakers with slurred samples and banging Jeep beats. Cap it off with Lupe Fiasco and the poignant "Lost Generation" and Cadillactica is an album where an artist launches a superior second act while losing none of the essential elements that made the first so powerful.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2014
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602537943623
catalogNumber: 002135002
Rank: 74474

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big K.R.I.T.   Primary Artist
Joi   Background Vocals
Michael Berman   Guitar
Marlon Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ethan Farmer   Bass Guitar
Ralph Cacciurri   Vocals
Andre Brown   Bass Guitar
Mike Hartnett   Bass Guitar
Jim Jonsin   Keyboards
Wyann Vaughn   Background Vocals
Josef Leimberg   Horn
Kenneth Whalum   Saxophone
Frank Romano   Guitar
Terrace Martin   Keyboards
Trevor Lawrence   Drums
Justin Scott   Vocals
Finatik   Keyboards
Santiaugo Gathright   Vocals
Mara Hruby   Background Vocals
Jordan Hemby   Piano
Bill Jaber   Guitar
Atlanta Praise Group   Choir, Chorus
Jerome Monroe   Trumpet
Marlon Sharod Allen   Guitar
Ledarryl Gaston   Vocals
Zac   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Michael Berman   Composer
Raphael Saadiq   Composer,Producer
Ricky P.   Vocal Engineer
James Scheffer   Composer
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Earl Stevens   Composer
Devin Copeland   Composer
Niko Marzouca   Engineer
Jim Jonsin   Programming,Producer
Brian Boland   Engineer
DJ Khalil   Producer
Rico Love   Composer,Producer
Big K.R.I.T.   Producer,Engineer
Eric Bailey   Art Direction,Illustrations
Nathaniel Alford   Recording Assistant
Alex Da Kid   Producer
Josh Mosser   Vocal Engineer
Bernard Freeman   Composer
Cameron Thomaz   Composer
Wasalu Jaco   Composer
Terrace Martin   Composer,Producer
Nathan Burgess   Pro-Tools
Sheldon "Dutch" John   Executive Producer
Alexander Grant   Composer
Jonny Shipes   Executive Producer
DJ Dahi   Producer
Andy Proctor   Package Production
Andrew Rosen   Recording Assistant
Justin Scott   Composer,Executive Producer
Michael Mule   Composer
Steve Rusch   Engineer
Finatik   Programming,Producer
Eddie Harris   Composer
Isaac de Boni   Composer
Santiaugo Gathright   Composer
Caleb Trice   Recording Assistant
Andrew Litten   Cover Photo
Zac   Programming,Producer
Khalil Abdul-Rahman   Composer
Joe Perez   Art Direction

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