On Friday, I trailed Wally in an attempt to highlight a semi-regular day in his life and find out how he’s able to handle the mania surrounding his supernova of a rap counterpart. The time spent ended up being anything but normal since K.R.I.T.’s uber-hot at the moment, meaning a full schedule of shows – four in total, stretching from Friday afternoon into the early hours of Saturday.
And as the demand increases for K.R.I.T., the workload also increase for everyone around him – including Wally, Dutch, his road manager, and Big Sant, his ever present sidekick on stage – that are part of the machine that is 4eva. What sounds easy is actually more challenging than it appears. A lot of hurry-up-and-wait, shuffling from venue to venue, unloading and loading equipment to be set up and the like. Imagine warming up, playing a full-court game of basketball, then cooling down for a few minutes…before having to get warmed back up all over again. It was the rough, musical equivalent of an NBA baller playing back-to-back games during their shortened season. There’s no real resting or moments of quiet. It’s a life of days spent on hold until it’s time to service the people, giving them the music and performance they pay to experience. – The Smoking Section
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