Mayday

Album: Gravity (2012)
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  • Major label artist Big K.R.I.T. opens the track with rhymes about the struggle that comes with living a life of faith. He also reminisces about his grandmother, Ms. Linnie, a topic that crops up on a number of occasions in his music. Lecrae told The Boombox he had a lot of respect for his fellow southern rapper's skills. "I thought he'd be good for it specifically because I heard him do introspective songs like that in the past," said the Christian hip-hopper. "I knew I wanted to do something along those lines and just thinking of the landscape of hip-hop now and who are those artists, who do I gel with and who do I like, [it was] K.R.I.T."
  • Tenth season American Idol finalist Ashthon Jones sings on the hook of this DJ Khalil-produced tune. "Help is just one call away," she croons. "Don't be afraid just say mayday."

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