Long before the Def Jam deal, Meridian, Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. was staking his claim as one of the most promising new emcees in the industry. Sure, there were hoards of trap fans and critics that brushed him off. But a man that can back up his promises with raw product are destined to win.
Well, fast-forward to 2015 and Big K.R.I.T., the self-proclaimed King of the South, still screams that he’s one of the illest to grip the mic. Two studio albums and a host of mixtapes later, and K.R.I.T. has consistently delivered music that captivates the soul.
In rap, hood stories don’t always sound as compelling without the tales of travelling the worn out path of obstacles and frustrations. But K.R.I.T. has his fair share of testimonies to wax poetically about. Even though Krizzle’s underground fame is enough to keep him on the road 24/7, he’s also one of the most overlooked.
On the ‘Sip native’s latest mixtape, It’s Better This Way, K.R.I.T rolls out a high grade of hip-hop blues about his tattered journey of turning hip-hop dreams into reality in the face of hardships. In retrospect, every roadblock that K.R.I.T encountered has made him into the man and MC that he is today.
One almost feels sorry for K.R.I.T. as he tells stories about Def Jam cutting his budget and even going without a budget at times in his career. But feeling sorry for KR.I.T. is far from his aim. Instead, It’s Better This Way serves as a lesson of trekking that rugged path enroute to ones destiny. It’s the individual stories that add unique patches to the quilt of life. And K.R.I.T. embraces every stitch, bleach stain, rip and tear on his quilt.
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