Big K.R.I.T. and DJ Drama teamed to drop an unexpected mixtape, It’s Better This Way at 8pm EST today (October 14). The project is available for stream below, courtesy of Datpiff.

Big K.R.I.T. released Cadillactica in 2014. The Def Jam release received a 4.5 out of 5 from HipHopDX.

Cadillactica is the first time K.R.I.T. has tried something obviously original while under the scrutiny being a major label artist brings,” said DX contributor Jay Balfour. “Without leaning back he’s smartly pushing against himself by enlisting Dahi and Raphael Saadiq and Terrace Martin. There’s a conscious move into original music and instrumentation here that hints at where K.R.I.T. is heading, as well. With Cadillactica he’s found his stride by taking new steps. K.R.I.T. isn’t slept on, but he’s proven again that he should have a bigger bandwagon by now. Once he does he’ll throw some fifteens in the back and keep it moving.

Stream It’s Better This Way below and let us know how it stacks up next to previous Big K.R.I.T. releases.

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Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. King Pt 4
  3. 86
  4. No Static f. Warren G
  5. Piece On Chain
  6. Shakeem Off f. Ludacris & K Camp
  7. How Bout That Money f. Young Dolph
  8. In The Darkness f. Wolfe De MCHLS
  9. Vanilla Sky
  10. Got Me Through f. Delorean Big Sant & Scar
  11. Can’t Be Still f. BJ The Chicago Kid
  12. Keep It Boomin
  13. Party Tonight
  14. It’s Better This Way