Released: 2019

“K.R.I.T. HERE” by Big K.R.I.T. is a cinematic anthem of self-assertion and a declaration of triumph over adversity. It’s a narrative of the rapper’s rise from the gritty projects to the apex of success, painting a vivid picture of his journey, the struggles he’s faced, and the unyielding determination that has propelled him to where he is today.

The hook sets the tempo for the song with Big K.R.I.T. declaring “Here I go, put ’em up, put ’em up”. This call to ‘put ’em up’ is an invitation for listeners to raise their hands, a common gesture in hip-hop concerts indicating involvement and support. It also establishes his place in the present, “This is me, this is king,” he asserts, a proclamation of his royal status in the game.

Moving on to the first verse, K.R.I.T. touches on his success in the industry “Type of car we don’t steer, back seat driver for real”. Here he references luxury vehicles, where the idea of not steering is indicative of wealth, status, and a life of luxury. It’s a flex, but it also suggests that he’s now in a position where he can relax and let others do the heavy lifting.

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With the lines “Made it out the hood like ‘yeah’ / Who would’ve thought we would get it / Out of the project like ‘damn’, don’t get lost in my crib,” K.R.I.T. emphasizes the transition he’s made from a life of poverty to affluence. He’s not just musing about wealth, he’s reflecting on his roots, his struggles, and his unexpected rise to fame.

Big K.R.I.T. displays a confident swagger in the chorus, communicating his intentions to keep leveling up with the line “I’ma be bigger than big, yeah you know what it is”. This is an affirmation of his ambition, a straight-up announcement to the world that he ain’t done yet. He plans to keep scoring big, keep climbing, and keep exceeding expectations.

The second verse kicks off with Big K.R.I.T.’s repeated phrase “Here I go, goin’, goin’, goin’, gone go”. He’s indicating his relentless momentum. He’s not just in motion, he’s advancing, making strides, and he’s not about to slow down or stop.

Later in the verse, we see a line that speaks volumes about Big K.R.I.T.’s mindset. “Sometimes you gotta big time / Like it’s ’99 for the two thousand Just roll with it”. Here he’s saying that to make it big, you have to show up big—like it’s the turn of the millennium. It’s a nod to a time when hip-hop was coming into its own, becoming mainstream, expanding its influence—and he’s doing his part to push the culture forward.

The line “I put my name on the map, I made a moment of that / I took the ball back to my court, I know they wanting it back back” is a clear statement of K.R.I.T.’s control over his career. He’s successfully making his mark in the industry on his own terms, and he’s aware that others in the game might be envious of his position.

As “K.R.I.T. HERE” winds down, the repeating hook and chorus feel like a resounding echo, a reinforcement of his self-assured words throughout the song. The final lines, “Goin’, goin’, goin’, I’m gone,” suggest that K.R.I.T. is here to stay. He’s made an impact, and he’s not going anywhere. He’s going, going, going… and he’s still pushing forward, with the intention of going even farther.

So “K.R.I.T. HERE” signifies more than just a statement of presence in a saturated industry. It’s an anthem that carries weight, underlining the rapper’s journey from obscurity to prominence and his unflinching desire to continue ascending. It’s Big K.R.I.T. claiming his space, his undeniable right to sit at the table of hip-hop royalty, and vowing to keep pushing boundaries, with his eyes firmly set on the future.