Recently, while in attendance for the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, Big K.R.I.T. announced that he would be releasing a new body of music in just a matter of days. I would’ve never suspected that he was preparing a surprise mixtape. It’s Better This Way is narrated by DJ Drama, and is now available for download via DatPiff.

The 14-track offering contains features from K Camp, Young Dolph, Ludacris, Warren G, among others. Big K.R.I.T. handled most of the production, along with assistance from WOLFE de MCHLS and Kenneth Whalum.

Listen and download It’s Better This Way below.

1. “Intro”
2. “King Pt. 4″ (Produced by Kenneth Whalum)
3. “86” (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
4. “No Static” (Feat. Warren G) (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
5. “Piece On Chain” (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
6. “Shakem Off” (Feat. Ludacris & K Camp) (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)
7. “How Bout That Money” (Feat. Young Dolph) (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
8. “In the Darkness” (Feat. Wolfe De MCHLS) (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)
9. “Vanilla Sky” (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
10. “Got Me Thru” (Feat. DeLorean, Big SANT & Scar) (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
11. “Cant Be Still” (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid) (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
12. “Keep It Boomin” (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
13. “Party Tonight” (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
14. “It’s Better This Way” (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)