Big K.R.I.T. will release his debut album Live from the Underground via Def Jam Records in 2012, but until then the Mississippi rapper/producer remains in high demand for both his lyrics and his beats, even scoring one of the only features on The Roots’ upcoming album Undun. On Wednesday (November 30) K.R.I.T. will join Sway (and Young Jeezy) on ’RapFix Live’ to chat about his upcoming LP and his other projects in the works.
The 24-year-old MC made his big break with the 2010 indie release K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, which found him rapping and handling all of the production work. Songs like “Hometown Hero” and “Viktorious” displayed a unique passion and earned K.R.I.T. comparisons to rap greats like UGK and OutKast. He was signed to Def Jam records later that year, and in February 2011 he earned a spot on XXL Magazine’s 2011 Freshmen list.
“Big K.R.I.T. is just a soulful artist from Meridian, Mississippi, really tryin’ to make music that people can relate to,” he told MTV News in August. “I wanna showcase where I’m from and how I grew up and the morals that I got from my grandmamma and things of that nature. Just really make timeless music and kinda pull my weight as far as production and lyrical content and subject matter. I think that’s extremely important.”
In March K.R.I.T dropped his follow-up independent release Return of 4eva, a self-produced mixtape with features from artists such as David Banner, Bun B and Chamillionaire.
Tune into ’RapFix Live’ tomorrow at 4p.m. Tweet your questions for Big K.R.I.T. @MTVRapFix