Listen To Curren$y & Smoke DZA F. French Montana & Big K.R.I.T. '1 | Prefix
... Tweet A track off The Stage EP, Curren$y and Smoke DZA link up with French Montana and Big K.R.I.T
over the smooth listening track "10 Bricks." The music on this song and on the EP is handled by Harry Fraud. The four track offering from spitta and DZA was released Wednesday. To check out the track, listen below. Previous · Sponsored Content Listen To Curren$y & Smoke DZA F. French Montana & Big K.R.I.T
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Lupe Fiasco's New Album Will Have A Big K.R.I.T. Collaboration
... From The Underground. In a recent interview with XXL, K.R.I.T. discussed the musical direction of his new album, which will be called Cadillactica. "I'm brainstorming hardcore," he said in the interview. "I'm working with other producers as well. You know DJ Dahi, Jim Johnson, Rico Love, DJ Toomp, Terius Martin; there's a lot of other people, too, that I'm gonna get in the studio with. But those are the people for starters that I've been working with, that I'm really excited about the content I've been able to create." [via Hip-Hop DX] Lupe Fiasco's New Album Will Have A Big K.R.I.T
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Big K.R.I.T. Doesn't Feel The Need To Compete With Rappers
... more of the creative control, I feel like I'm competing with myself." Later adding that he'd have it no other way, he continued, "And that's how I would rather have it at the end of the day. I really can't get caught up in what everybody else is doing and everybody's top 5. I just have to be comfortable with what I put out and believe in it whole heartedly, that it's timeless music and will stand the test of time when I'm gone."-Miranda Johnson (@Randa_writes) Previously: Big K.R.I.T
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Big K.R.I.T. (August 26, 1986)
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Big K.R.I.T. was born in Mississippi and played in the school orchestra as a child. He used to play tuba and believes he can still play as the instrument is has only 3 buttons.
At age 12, Big K.R.I.T. started rapping and trying to find his own voice. He released his first mixtape when he was just 18 and was quickly signed to Def Jam Recordings only 2 years later.
Growing up in Mississippi, Big K.R.I.T. can relate to other rappers who feel segregated. The rapper says influences like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X inspired a whole generation to stand up and make change. Big K.R.I.T. told Hip Hop DX that civil rights activists taught him that he needed to stop rapping for himself and his city and start making music that's special to everybody.
In 2011, Big K.R.I.T. told The Boombox that even though he's not a political person, he's glad to see people taking a stance, like the protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement. He's also happy that there are artists out there that take the focus off themselves and put aside their music in order to support the movement.
In 2011, Big K.R.I.T. collaborated with the Philadelphia Hip-Hop/R&B band The Roots. The rapper appeared on a song called "Make My" from The Roots' album Undun. Big K.R.I.T. says his dream collaboration is to work with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Although he's come close to hooking up with Sharon Jones before, as of 2012 the collaboration had yet to happen.
When it comes to sampling, Big K.R.I.T. likes to take songs that aren't obvious so that the result sounds like his own creation. He cites producers like Pete Rock, J Dilla, and 9th Wonders as masters of this type of sampling. Big K.R.I.T. says he likes to take electric guitar riffs from bands like Whitesnake and The Scorpions and make them sound bigger than they did in the original versions of the songs.
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