The tender Arthur Russell sample and loose, off-the-cuff rapping from Kanye earned "30 Hours" praise the moment it dropped. "HOLY CRAP!!!!," Questlove tweeted when the song arrived. "KarriemRiggins (one of my fav producers!!!!!!!!!) made the cut?!?!?!!?!? DOPE!!!!" Dev Hynes added, "Karriem + Kanye + Arthur Russell is my muso nerd dream cocktail."
Big K.R.I.T. freestyled over the beat recently and posted his own version, dubbed "$30," on SoundCloud today. My music got way too much bounce, it'll never flop, he raps. But this is not all bluster; K.R.I.T. is making sure to settle his debts: What kind of friend would I be if I didn't pay you back?