Mitchelle’l “Spillin Drank (Remix) Featuring T.I. & Big K.R.I.T. [Prod. By: Lil C]

Big K.R.I.T. and T.I. are proven masters of car songs. Both Southern MCs love old schools, boomin’ systems, hydraulics, and “bowling ball swirl.” Grand Hustle/Hustle Gang singer Mitchelle’l already made a song rooted in that Texas Slab Music sound. “Spillin’ Drank” is a gliding record that sounds like what would happen if Bobby Womack pushed a candy-painted Fleetwood Brougham convertible, chuckin’ the deuce.

Mitchelle’l creates the moment, with Krizzle and Tip’ riding along, with some stellar feature verses for the “Spillin’ Drank Remix.” Whatever the drink is, put a lid on it, and ride out to this melodic remix that sounds great in the ride.

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Hermitude “The Buzz” Featuring Big K.R.I.T., Mataya & Young Tapz

Earlier this year, hip-hop/electronic producers Hermitude released their fifth LP Dark Night Sweet Light in the duo’s home country of Australia via Elefant Traks. The album included the Mataya and Young Tapz-featuring jam “The Buzz,” a throbbing head-nodder with hiccuping synths and booming bass. For the track’s remix, out on the upcoming international issue of the album, the Australian Music Prize winners get a big boost from a high-profile guest in legendary underground rapper Big K.R.I.T.

“Working with K.R.I.T was dope,” Hermitude say. “He was such a humble, professional and all-around nice dude. Sometimes working with different artists in a studio for the first time can be like a blind date, you never know how you’ll get on. But the feel was relaxed when we first stepped in the room, and shit really started vibing when he stepped in the booth. It reminds you how music really is a universal language and something we can all connect over, you know.”

Hear the K.R.I.T.-featuring “Buzz” here, check out the new release of Dark Night Sweet Light on August 28 via Nettwerk, and see the rapper on tour in Australia at the following dates.

Big K.R.I.T. tour dates:

September 22 — Perth, Australia @ Villa
September 24 — Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watt’s
September 25 — Brisbane, Australia @ Zoo
September 26 — Sydney, Australia @ OutsideIn Festival

Read more → “Just A Kid From Meridian” Told By Big K.R.I.T.

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All American children are bound to hear the message, at least once or twice, that they can accomplish whatever they set their minds to. Justin Scott was one of them. He grew up in Mississippi, a place where news headlines lament a failed education system and abysmal employment statistics. Steeped in a culture where crime and poverty are standard ways of life, Scott held on to his dream of doing something big. Facing odds stacked decidedly against him, he took his love for music to heart and focused his energy on his craft. Today, we know Scott as Big K.R.I.T., one of hip-hop’s rising stars.

K.R.I.T. was born in Meridian, Mississippi, a city built around railways and manufacturing. Meridian has a rich cultural history, but as with any city in the South, it has also seen its hard times, both socially and economically. He grew up in the “heart” of Meridian’s ghetto, and as he tells it, saw a variety of colorful characters everywhere he went in his neighborhood. K.R.I.T. stayed above the influence by dedicating himself to music, and, surprisingly, baseball. He credits his time on the baseball diamond with teaching him many valuable life lessons, including what it felt like to win. He threw a no-hitter to win the state championship in Biloxi, proving he had the makings of a champion athlete. But when, as a teenager, he inherited recording equipment from a local producer, he knew that music would be his future.

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Young & Reckless Presents: A Day In The Life With Big K.R.I.T.

Young & Reckless recently teamed up with Mississippi native Big K.R.I.T. for a lifestyle shoot in Los Angeles.

The self-proclaimed King of the South explains how his earliest musical influences like Willie Hutch, Al Green, Bobby Womack, and Curtis Mayfield contribute to his soulful style. Also paying homage to UGK, Outkast, MJG, and Scarface, K.R.I.T.’s aim is to make music that doesn’t fit in a genre but brings something out of you.

From taking time to listen to tracks from fans to making thought provoking music to inspire the youth, K.R.I.T. is bringing the soul back to hip hop.

Read more → Big K.R.I.T. Speaks On Working With B.B. King In The Studio

B.B. King, who passed away Thursday at age 89, influenced generations of musicians – including his fellow Mississippian Big K.R.I.T., who collaborated with his idol on 2012’s “Praying Man.” Here, the rapper shares his earliest memories of King and tell us what it was like to sit in the studio and watch him play.

My grandmother introduced me to B.B. King. She wasn’t someone who had a lot of posters, but there was a big poster of B.B. King on the wall as soon as you walked into her house in Meridian, Mississippi. Even now, hearing “The Thrill Is Gone” or “Midnight Believer” reminds me of her. The music represented soul. There was pain and frustration in it, but there was also the understanding that everything’s going to be better in the end. The grit and passion in the music told me this was someone who really meant what he was saying. It made me proud to be a Mississippian. As I got older, I went digging in the crates and found the work that he did with Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Live in Cook County Jail, where he was playing for the inmates. You could hear how the music affected people. It affected me, too – I wanted to have the same amount of soul and importance in my music that he had in his.

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