/ /

Big K.R.I.T. on Return Of 4eva Mixtape and Debut LP

“I’m making my own beats, what the fuck!” screams Mississippi rapper-producer Big K.R.I.T. on his mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here.

The tape, sporting only its title and a gold crown on the cover, was released in early 2010 and the introduction to the song “Viktorious” caught my attention. I’m not sure how I found the tape initially, probably The Smoking Section, but once I heard K.R.I.T.’s southern drawled lyrics and moving production, I was sold. The aforementioned quote became my tag line of frustration which I’d tweet on a crazy day. If you haven’t downloaded his first mixtape, K.R.I.T., born Justin Scott, has a new project coming next month with a little something to prove.

“In November, I’m dropping an album called Return of 4eva,” Big K.R.I.T. told Parlour. “I’m going and getting legends that I really respect and love their music and getting them on the album. It’s going to be produced all by me again, it’s all original and I’m giving it away for free.”

“I thought it was important to drop another project to let people know that the first time wasn’t a fluke. I’m just gon’ keep putting out quality music,” he continued.

Several months ago, following the success of K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, the MC-producer signed a label deal with Def Jam Records, via Cinematic Music Group which also represents singer Sean Kingston and L.A. rapper Nipsey Hu$$le.

“People should be on the lookout for my major debut, which will probably drop the second quarter of next year,” said K.R.I.T.

As for features the new MC hopes to nab “Slim Thug, Big Rube and hopefully get him to do a poem and get on a record, try to get Khujo Goodie. There’s a whole lot of other artists too, it’ll be a surprise.”

And of course we asked if K.R.I.T. was going to get a verse from Parlour‘s own relationship columnist.

“You already know, the thing about it is I want Bun B to be on my major album too,” said K.R.I.T. excitedly. “So if I do get him on a record, do I put it on [Return of 4eva] or do I put it on my major album? So I’ma figure that out but I’m definitely going to get him on ‘Country Shit’ if you’ve heard that one, you know it’d be perfect.”

There might be a familiar songbird on his project as well.

“I want to work with Chrisette Michele,” said K.R.I.T. with a smile. “I’m trying to get her on this song that I’m working on right now and Lord willing, she’s on Def Jam so it should go down.”

Like K.R.I.T.? Watch the rest of his interview below and check out our shoot with him at The Reed Space here in NYC. Tell us what you think in a comment below or tweet us at @ParlourMagazine!

Last 5 posts by Hillary aka Steely D