Soul Food, syrup, smooth beats and old schools. As usual, Big K.R.I.T. is putting his southern roots on display in the “Me & My Old School [Remix]”. And as usual, he does not disappoint. In another display of his phenomenal musical talent, K.R.I.T. created a brash beat and used his southern drawl to capture his love for classic old school cars. The beat is masterful. Classic 808 hits and a chopped and screwed chorus deliver a smooth third coast vibe for you to blast in the car while you ride slow. The slow tempo and heavy bass captivates the entire body. Lyrically, this song is masterful if you enjoy dirty south rappers, as K.R.I.T., Lil KeKe and Slim Thug all deliver smooth verses about their passion for old schools. Although their content is similar, each delivery is unique. As a fan of the southern drawl, I thought Slim Thug’s and Keke’s verses were excellent.
The visuals for the song are also impressive. Director Michael Artis did a great job with the cinematography and editing of the video; the look of the video matches the sound perfectly. The whips these three put on display are all really clean and I’m an especially big fan of the Cadillac that Slim Thug is pushing. K.R.I.T. adds extra aunthenticity to his undeniably country sound by including other rappers from the area that don’t get the same love that he’s become accustomed to. The cuts between the three rappers and the kid versions of themselves are also a nice touch to the video, since it fits with the theme of the song. They’ve all dreamt of riding slow in old schools since they were kids, so it makes perfect sense to visually indicate that. By illustrating K.R.I.T.’s life long passion for old school, candy painted cars, these kids help to humanize K.R.I.T.’s persona, making him even more relatable to the average viewer.
It’s good to see K.R.I.T. giving Houston some love, seeing as he clearly draws a lot influence from them and they helped put him on. With out love from rappers Ludacris and Bun B (who makes a cameo in the video), and remixed “Country Shit” for his debut classic Krit Wuz Here, it’s hard to imagine being in the position he is today. Over the past year he has dropped an album, Live From The Underground, and two mixtapes, 4Eva N A Day & Return of 4Eva, that have been extremely well received on a national level. These tapes, along with the ever increasing southern hospitality he received, have helped cement his status as one of the best in the game, and allowed him to become the new face of Dirty South.
Editor’s Note: The original is a banger as well, sadly no sick video to accompany it though…