Interviewing Def Jam’sBig King Remembered In Time (K.R.I.T.) is the 2nd best hip hop moment I’ve ever had. The 1st was when I was gifted with 3rd row center tickets to the Outkast concert when the Stankonia tour was on the road. But that’s a story for another time.
Last week Big K.R.I.T. was a guest on the show and during the talk we discuss why his upcoming Def Jam debut album Return Of Forevawill be released for free, his favorite Soul artists (the #1 beingWillie Hutch, who’s the composer of the movie soundtracks for The Mack and Foxy Brown), what he was going through emotionally while recording the critically acclaimed K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, and why it’s so important for independent artists to be mindful of paying their taxes.
We also talk about other artists buzzing in K.R.I.T.’s home state of Mississippi and his upcoming live studio project with the San Francisco bandGrillade.
The most realest moment of this interview:
Me: What’s the biggest way your life has changed since you got signed?
Big K.R.I.T.: (without missing a beat) I can pay my bills on time.
Big K.R.I.T. Interview–