Sneaker Shopping With Big K.R.I.T.

Here at Complex Sneakers, we often get behind the mantra of “buy what you like.” For Mississippi emcee Big K.R.I.T., that means staying true to his love for Air Jordans. In the most recent episode of Sneaker Shopping, K.R.I.T. linked up with Joe La Puma to head to New York City’s Flight Club to grab himself new Js to rock on tour and keep himself fresh.

Although many like to keep their best sneakers looking pristine and new, K.R.I.T. doesn’t mind lacing up sought-after Jordans as he takes over stages around the world. To see what he picked up and learn what he did before his music career took off, check out the video above. Big K.R.I.T. Talks “Cadillactica,” and Breaks Down “Mt. Olympus”

By now, many of you are familiar with Big K.R.I.T.’s music, which includes both his work in the booth and on the boards—and he knows it. It’s that knowledge that has fueled his departure out of his comfort zone and into the realm of his forthcoming album, Cadillactica.

We sat down with the Mississippi artist, who spoke about his sound for his sophomore release. K.R.I.T explained, “For me it was trying to get back in a space of creating—not just because people want it, not trying to outdo anybody—but just creating a body of music that nobody would expect from me, and that I could obviously grow from myself.”

The growth is evident: Cadillactica is K.R.I.T.’s first concept album. On this project, he’s dialed back as a producer, allowing others like DJ Dahi, Jim Jonsin, and Raphael Saadiq to assist with crafting the album’s framework, giving him space to dig deeper into the writing process. It’s his song with Saadiq, “Soul Food,” that marks another unique alteration: analog production (something K.R.I.T wants to use whenever possible going forward).

These are only some of the things that Big K.R.I.T. has employed for Cadillactica. The rest will become clear on Nov. 10, when the Def Jam release makes its debut. Check out the interview above to see what else he had to say, including how he feels in retrospect about his state-of-rap single from earlier this year, “Mt. Olympus,” and how it came to be.


*”Cadillactica” will be released November 10th, 2014*

Music Video: Big K.R.I.T. – Bigger Picture (Directed by Marc Ecko)

Here is the new music video for “Bigger Picture” of Big K.R.I.T.’s latest album “King Remembered In Time” which is available for download here.

Complex: Big K.R.I.T. Listed as one of The 25 Best Rappers 25 and Under

12. Big KRIT

Age: 25
Label: Def Jam
From: Meridian, Mississippi
Active Since: 2005
Twitter: @BIGKRIT
Best Known Song: “Country Shit (remix)” feat. Ludacris & Bun B

As soon as Big K.R.I.T. dropped his debut album, Live from the Underground, he immediately solidified the reputation that he’d been developing since first venturing onto the mixtape circuit in 2005. K.R.I.T is one of the most original artists in the game, and few-if any-rappers can touch his skills on either the mic or the boards.

He blessed his fans with three mixtapes-K.R.I.T Wuz Here, Return of 4Eva and 4Eva N a Day-that sounded more like full albums than free mixtapes. With four impressive projects under his belt, he’s established himself as a career artist who promises to give us more music for man years to come-all while maintaining his distinctive swag.

Read more here. Big K.R.I.T. Breaks Down “Live From The Underground”

Mississippi-born Justin “Big K.R.I.T.” Scott has been waiting for next Tuesday (June 5) to come since 1999, when he was an aspiring teenage rapper dreaming of releasing an album.

When he stopped by the Complex office on a recent afternoon to talk about his forthcoming debut album Live from the Underground, his excitement was palpable, like a kid looking forward to Christmas.

“I can’t explain it,” he said with a beaming smile. “Sitting here talking to you about the album. It’s over. I’m just excited to drop it as my supporters are. They have been waiting and it’s actually fittin’ to come out. Man, it’s a milestone. You dream of this—to go into the store and physically see a copy of it. It’s overwhelming. It’s a lot of different emotions. I’m nervous. I’m scared.”

One thing he doesn’t have to worry about is its quality. Underground is a step forward from his critically acclaimed mixtapes. The album—which you can preview here—promises to please those fans who have been rocking with him since he was on the first floor. Here, K.R.I.T. gives us a song-by-song preview of his self-produced set, explaining all the song concepts and how they came to be.

Interview by Brad Wete (@BradWete)

Read full article here. Big K.R.I.T.’s “Live From Underground” Listed as one of the 25 Most Anticipated Albums of the Summer.

14. Big KRIT, <em>Live From The Underground</em>

14. Big K.R.I.T., Live From The Underground

Release Date: 6/5/2012
Label: Def Jam
Producers: Big K.R.I.T.
Collaborations: B.B. King, Big Sant, 2 Chainz, 8Ball & MJG, Anthony Hamilton, Melanie Fiona
Singles: “Money On The Floor”

Read full article here. Lists Big K.R.I.T. In Their 25 Rappers To Follow on Instagram

Big K.R.I.T.

Instagram name: youngkrizzle
Date joined: December 2011
Photos taken to date: 24

Why you should follow: YoungKrizzle is fresh to the Instagram game, and still trying to find his camera voice, it seems. But, he timeline carries historically significant images, as well as a running timeline of his schedule, for those of you interested in stalking the Mississippi MC.

Read full article here.