While we all thought that with his mixtape and “Live From The Underground” that Big K.R.I.T. would bring southern rap back, it turns out the Outkast reunion tour was all the southern rap we can expect for now. Cadillactica possessed solid ideas, it just felt it didn’t pull through. The album feels empty, sometimes even scary, like on tracks such as “Life,” where I feel Big K.R.I.T. goes Yeezus for us for no one reason, screaming out “Life!” like Kanye’s, “God!” on Yeezus.
Maybe K.R.I.T. is just trying to tackle something too profound too early, or maybe I just didn’t get it all, and he needs to express better. Regardless of what the intent was on this attempted concept album, it still feels like a regular passed over rap album to me. The title track has a new groove, but with 16 others, a long 56-minutes in length, not reaching their full potential, I feel like Big K.R.I.T. still needs to find out who he is, before he can release a real substantial record.