Update: Today, Big K.R.I.T. and Kenneth Whalum have finally dropped “Might Not Be Okay.” The emotional track tackles police brutality.
“I won’t tell you that it’s gonna be okay,” sings Whalum. Towards the end of his verse, K.R.I.T.’s emotions get the best of him as he recounts all of the victims of police brutality.
” ‘Nother civilian, ‘nother not guilty/ ‘Nother T-shirt, ‘nother rap lyric/’Nother life gone, I can’t forgive it.”
Listen to the powerful “Might Not Be Okay” below:
A couple of months after leaving Def Jam, Big K.R.I.T. has taken to Instagram to announce that some new music is on the way! The 30-year old rapper dropped the artwork for his forthcoming project, Might Not Be Okay, with just the caption “9/16.”
Though he hasn’t said if it’s a full mixtape or just a single, we haven’t gotten new music from K.R.I.T. since his #12FOR12 freestyle series. Might Not Be Okay is in collaboration with alternative jazz singer Kenneth Whalum. Kenneth Whalum is a saxophonist, composer, and former backup singer. He has previously worked with D’Angelo, Maxwell, and Jay Z.
K.R.I.T. and Whalum have collaborated before on the 2015 track, “Away.”
Might Not Be Okay is dropping on Friday, September 16th. In the meantime, checkout the on record chemistry between Kenneth Whalum and Big K.R.I.T. above on “Away.”