There have been a number of re-interpretations of songs from Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, since he began releasing tracks from the album. The a capella vocals of “I Love Kanye” beckoned remixes from a number of producers, including DJ Premier. Other songs called to various MCs to lay their own verses on them, such as Cyhi The Prynce’s take on his label head’s “Real Friends,” and Styles P’s grab of “Famous.”
After showing the method to his beat-making last month, Big K.R.I.T. is the latest to re-invent a Kanye song. He tackles West’s “30 Hours.” On the original, Kanye details the kind of love that would make him drive 30 hours. On his version, K.R.I.T. weaves a tale about the days when he had far less means at his disposal. He talks about the nights of eating suspect Hamburger Helper, crashing on friends couches and dreaming about making more money. He also speaks of hitting friends up for money to buy food, gas and other essentials, and he has not forgotten the $30 (or gratitude) that he owes.