Updated: Aug 20, 2020
"Bury Me in Gold": Big K.R.I.T
Production: DJ Khalil
Album: 4eva is a Mighty Long Time
‘Bury me in gold, bury me in gold/ just in case the boatman doesn’t know me and claims that I owe/ bury me in gold, bury me in gold/ just in case I’m forsaken and I have to pay for my soul.’
Aye, K.R.I.T can write a fire hook.
There’s much to admire about this song, which acts as a playful exploration of ‘gold’; a fitting end to his epic 4eva is a Mighty Long Time. The Mississippi native muses on the concept of gold not only in financial terms but finds a value in it that transcends its material value. Gold is both temporal and spiritual currency hence the hook which states he is willing to pay the boatman in gold. Perhaps the spoken word outro is unnecessary. There is nothing he says that he can’t say better in verse which is the only part of the track that leaves the listener wanting.
Even though K.R.I.T references King Tut he clearly did not learn from the Egyptians, so, when I die, please, whatever you do, DO NOT bury me in gold. I know some white people finna steal it years after I die and call it a ‘discovery.’ (jk there’s no money in music journalism).