BIG K.R.I.T. Premieres “FREE AGENT”, Freestyle & Interview On Sway In The Morning

Big K.R.I.T shook the audience during his powerful 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards performance and talks about it all during his Sway in the Morning interview.

He also opens up about leaving Def Jam records and why he prefers to be independent — Sway points out that up-and-coming artists should pay attention to his moves.

Watch above as he also speaks on why he stopped drinking and how he dropped so much weight.

Music Premiere: Big K.R.I.T. – It’s Better This Way [Mixtape] (Narrated By DJ DRAMA)

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Mississippi’s own Big K.R.I.T. announces the release of his mixtape It’s Better This Way.

It’s Better This Way, narrated by DJ DRAMA, follows up the critically acclaimed Cadillactica (2014), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart first week. Billboard called Cadillactica K.R.I.T.’s “best and most cohesive work to date.”

His latest song, “86,” released in August, will be featured on the 14-song project. Check out the full tracklist below w/ features by Warren G, Ludacris, K Camp Young Dolph, Wolfe De MCHLS, BJ The Chicago Kid & more.

The “Kritically Acclaimed” tour kicks off on October 22 in Norfolk, VA and ends on December 18 in Atlanta, GA. Big K.R.I.T. will be stopping through major cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, and more. Tickets are on sale now at BigKRIT.com.

“It’s Better This Way” Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. King Pt. 4 (Produced by Kenneth Whalum)
3. 86 (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
4. No Static feat. Warren G (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
5. Piece On Chain (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
6. Shakem Off feat. Ludacris & K Camp (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)
7. How Bout That Money feat. Young Dolph (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
8. In the Darkness feat. Wolfe De MCHLS (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)
9. Vanilla Sky (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
10. Got Me Thru feat. DeLorean, Big SANT & Scar (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
11. Cant Be Still feat. BJ The Chicago Kid (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
12. Keep It Boomin (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
13. Party Tonight (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
14. It’s Better This Way (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

It’s Better This Way (Production Credits)

King Pt. 4 (Produced by Kenneth Whalum)

86 (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Bass & Guitar by Mike Hartnett

No Static (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Bass by Kenneth Harris
Additional Rhodes and Synth by WLPWR for SupaHotBeats

Piece On Chain (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

Shakem Off (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)

How Bout That Money (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Additional Drum Programming and Piano by Thomas Burroughs

In The Darkness (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)
Additional Vocals by Nina Milan

Vanilla Sky (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Additional Drum Programming by WOLFE de MÇHLS
Additional Saxophone by Kenneth Whalum
Background Vocals Nina Milan

Got Me Thru (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Bass & Guitar by Mike Hartnett

Can’t Be Still (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Additional Piano by Sk The Producer
Additional Vocals by Nina Milan

Keep It Boomin (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

Party Tonight (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

It’s Better This Way (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

Music Engineered by Micah “EngineeredByWOLF” Wyatt

BIG K.R.I.T. ANNOUNCES “KRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TOUR”

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39-CITY HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 22;

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 

(August 24, 2015 – New York, NY) Def Jam Recordings artist BIG K.R.I.T. is pleased to announce his massive headline “KRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TOUR” for this fall.   

 

The 39-city tour will kick off on October 22 in Norfolk, VA, continuing to major markets including New York City, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles, ending on December 18 in Atlanta. Tickets are currently available at www.BigKrit.com with additional information on VIP packages coming this Friday, August 28.

 

On the “Kritically Acclaimed Tour” Big K.R.I.T. will perform music off his lauded second studio album Cadillactica, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Chart in 2014. The album proved to be a breakout moment for the seasoned Mississippi bred MC with critics such as Pitchfork proclaiming “Cadillactica is the triumph of a style that has all but been discarded” and Billboard stamping the album as Big K.R.I.T.’s  “best work” to date.

 

Born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi, Big K.R.I.T. has gracefully shouldered the mantle of Southern rap’s next great star since breaking out with his 2010 mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here. He was featured on the cover of XXL’s annual Freshmen issue in 2011 and hasn’t looked back—the mixtapes Return of 4Eva (2011), 4Eva and a Day (2012), and King Remembered in Time (2013), along with his debut album Live From the Underground (2012), have continued to raise the bar.

 

For additional information, please visit www.BigKrit.com.

 

Kritically Acclaimed Tour Dates:

10-22 | NORFOLK, VA | The Norva

10-23 | CHARELOTTE, NC | The Filmore

10-24 | RALEIGH, NC | The Ritz

10-25 | CHARLOTTESVILLE,VA | Jefferson Theatre

10-27 | WASHINGTON, DC | The Howard Theatre

10-28 | NEW YORK, NY | Highline Ballroom

10-29 | PITTSBURGH, PA | Altar Bar

10-30 | CLEVELAND, OH | Grog Shop

11-01 | DETROIT, MI | St. Andrews Hall

11-03 | LANSING, MI | The Loft

11-04 | CHICAGO, IL | The Metro

11-05 | COLUMBUS, OH | Park Street Studio

11-06 | LOUISVILLE, KY | Mercury

11-07 | ST. LOUIS, MO | The Ready Room

11-08 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN | First Avenue

11-10 | LAWRENCE, KS | Granada Theater

11-11 | LINCOLN, NE | Bourbon Street

11-13 | DENVER. CO | Cervantis

11-15 | RENO, NV | Knitting Factory

11-16 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Slims

11-17 | LOS ANGELES, CA | The Regent

11-18 | SANTA ANA, CA | The Observatory

11-19 | SAN DIEGO, CA | North Park Theatre

11-24 | HOUSTON,TX | Warehouse Live

11-25 | SAN ANTONIO,TX | Alamo City Music Hall

11-27 | DALLAS,TX | Bomb Factory

11-28 | AUSTIN,TX | Emo’s

11-30 | NEW ORLEANS, LA | House Of Blues

12-01 | BIRMINGHAM, AL | Iron City

12-02 | TUSCALOOSA,AL | Druid City Music Hall

12-03 | MEMPHIS, TN | Minglewood Hall

12-04 | MERIDIAN, MS | Temple Theatre

12-05 | JACKSON, MS | Hal & Mal’s

12-06 | MOBILE, AL | Soul Kitchen

12-08 | COLUMBIA,SC | Music Farm

12-09 | ASHEVILLE, NC | The Orange Peel

12-10 | CHARLESTON, SC | Music Farm

12-12 | MACON,GA | Cox Capitol Theatre

12-18 | ATLANTA, GA | Masquerade

 

Ludacris “Come And See Me” Featuring Big K.R.I.T. [Prod. By: Mike Will Made It]

Ludacris and Big K.R.I.T. team up again, this time on Ludacris’ “Come and See Me” on his upcoming album “Ludaversal.” The two spit bars back and forth on this candy coated banger produced by Mike Will Made It.

Get this song now when you pre-order “Ludaversal” on iTunes or Google Play!

HipHopWired.com: Big K.R.I.T. Talks The Importance Of Speaking On Social Issues

Whether they admit it or not, rappers have a responsibility to bring social awareness to vital issues that make national news. Although there have been several Hip-Hop personalities who have tweeted about the Mike Brown shooting, there hasn’t been much on the musical front. As one of the leading examples of how a traditional rap lyricist is generally portrayed, Big K.R.I.T. isn’t shying away from the great power–or responsibility that has been bestowed upon him. Even in a testy situation like the Ferguson coverage. During the 2014 BMI R&B & Hip-Hop Awards, the Mississippi scribe broke down his opinion on his perceived obligation to talk about such news bits. “Nowadays people look to music for insight and they look to their favorite artists to let them know what’s going on in the world,” he explains. “So yes I feel like I have to uphold [that]…as well as praying for people and spreading my positive energy,” he continued. Said thought process just builds excitement for K.R.I.T.’s sophomore album Cadillactica, which bulldozed its way into conversation thanks to the powerful single “Mt. Olympus.” K.R.I.T. explains that the angst heard on the records was simply aggression left over from Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and definitely sets the tone from what you can expect as Def Jam edges closer to a release date. Heavy is the head that wears the crown but it sounds like K.R.I.T. still plans to be remembered in a glorious light. Take a look at his latest interview above.

www.HipHopWired.com