4eva N a Day

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4evaNaDay
Mixtape by Big K.R.I.T.
Released March 5, 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 50:05
Label Cinematic Music Group
Producer Big K.R.I.T., Jonny Shipes (exec.), Sha Money (also exec.)
Big K.R.I.T. chronology
Last King 2: God's Machine
(2011)
4evaNaDay
(2012)
Live from the Underground
(2012)
Singles from 4evaNaDay
  1. "Boobie Miles"
    Released: February 1, 2012

4evaNaDay (pronounced: Forever and a Day) is a mixtape by Mississippi rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T.. It was released for free digital download on March 5, 2012 under independent record label Cinematic Music Group. The mixtape was released in anticipation of K.R.I.T.'s debut studio album Live from the Underground (2012). It was entirely produced, arranged and mixed by Big K.R.I.T., with assistance from Ralph Cacciurri, and contains 17 tracks with no vocal guest appearances. An extended play containing three songs from the mixtape ("Boobie Miles", "Red Eye" & "Insomnia"), including two new songs, was released on iTunes on April 10, 2012. Upon its release, 4evaNaDay received positive feedback from music critics. The mixtape has been downloaded over 236,000 times on professional mixtape site Datpiff.[1]

The first single "Boobie Miles", track 4 on the mixtape, was released on February 1, 2012, over a month before the release of the mixtape. The music video was uploaded to VEVO on March 8, 2012.[2]

Background[edit]

The mixtape was first announced in early December 2011, saying: "Based off the experience of touring in the past year I'm creating this free album from scratch as we speak. I have locked myself back in the studio - 4Eva & a Day coming soon on bigkrit.com".[3] The instrumental tape was released on August 13, 2013.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
DJBooth 4.5/5 stars [5]
Paste Magazine (8.5/10) [6]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[7]
PopMatters 8/10 stars [8]
Q Magazine 8/10 stars [8]
Robert Christgau A– [9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [10]
Spin 6/10 stars [11]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[12]

Upon its release, 4evaNaDay received positive feedback from music critics, assuming an aggregate score of 78 out of 100 on Metacritic based on seventeen reviews.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Big K.R.I.T

No. Title Length
1. "8:04 AM"   0:31
2. "Wake Up" (Saxophone by Willie B) 2:46
3. "Yesterday"   2:33
4. "Boobie Miles"   3:25
5. "4evaNaDay" (Theme) 3:06
6. "Me and My Old School" (Guitar by Mike Hartnett) 3:50
7. "1986"   3:14
8. "Country Rap Tunes"   3:12
9. "Sky Club"   3:19
10. "Red Eye"   2:45
11. "Down & Out"   3:29
12. "Package Store"   3:41
13. "Temptation"   3:19
14. "Handwriting"   3:33
15. "Insomnia" (Guitar by Mike Hartnett) 4:04
16. "5:04 AM"   0:27
17. "The Alarm"   2:43
Total length:
50:05

4evaNaDay: Road Less Traveled Edition[edit]

The mixtape was released on iTunes as an EP on April 10, 2012. It featured three songs from the mixtape, plus two new songs.

No. Title Length
1. "Boobie Miles"   3:27
2. "Man On Fire"   3:00
3. "Sideline"   2:39
4. "Insomnia"   4:02
5. "Red Eye"   2:49

Samples[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from mixtape back cover.

  • Big K.R.I.T. — primary artist, producer, mixer, arrangement
  • Jonny Shipes — executive producer, management, A&R
  • Sha Money — executive producer, A&R
  • Steve-D — marketing
  • Jen McDaniels — management
  • Mike Hartnett — guitar
  • Willie B — saxophone
  • Ralph Cacciurri — mixer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N A Day Hosted by Cinematic Music Group // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Big K.R.I.T.: 'Boobie Miles' | Prefix". Prefixmag. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ J. Horowitz, Steven. "Big K.R.I.T. Working On New Mixtape "4Eva & A Day"". HipHopDX. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "4eva N A Day Review at Metacritic.com". Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ S., Nathan. "Big K.R.I.T. - 4EvaNaDay: Album Review". DJBooth. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ Richards, M.T. "Big K.R.I.T.: 4Eva N a Day". DJBooth. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ Greene, Jayson. "Big K.R.I.T.: 4Eva N a Day | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Amidon, David. "Big K.R.I.T.: 4EvaNaDay - review". PopMatters. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Review: 4EvaNaDay". MSN Music. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ Herrera, Monica. "Big K.R.I.T.: 4EvaNaDay - review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ Mlynar, Phillip. "Big K.R.I.T., ‘4evaNaDay’". Spin. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ Fleischer, Adam. "Big K.R.I.T.: Big K.R.I.T., 4Eva N A Day". XXL. Retrieved March 22, 2012.