S.F. Bay Area rapper Kritta has a strong flow and an urgent message, and though that’s a familiar combo, his higher-consciousness screeds come with an edge that makes them thoroughly credible, never corny. And, when set to cool-sounding beats, the payoff is real. “Black Orchid” is set to a mellow-soulful track as it preaches staying positive, beating the odds. Synth-sparkles brighten up the beat of “I Got It,” a relentless spit where Kritta gives his origin story and tireless mission statement. Our favorite is “Goodbye” where the rapper’s inspirational message shares the spotlight with a spirited women’s gospel choir whose energy is enough to get anybody up swaying and looking to the future.