Rejuvenated Rapper Big K.R.I.T. Promises to Bring ‘A Lot of Energy’ to His Upcoming House of Blues Show
Much like Superman in that movie, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. (an acronym that stands for King Remembered in Time) also has battled his own demons and wrestles with the duality of being K.R.I.T as well as Justin Scott. The rapper burst onto the national scene in 2010 with his K.R.I.T. Wuz Here mixtape which ended up landing him a deal with Def Jam Records. While it seemed like a blessing at the time, K.R.I.T.’s tenure with the label was tumultuous as his vision and the corporate vision for his career didn’t always sync up.
After two critically well-received albeit underperforming albums (2012’s Live From the Underground and 2014’s Cadillactica), K.R.I.T. and Def Jam parted ways. Late last year, Big K.R.I.T. released his third studio album, 4eva is a Mighty Long Timeindependently through his Multi Alumni imprint. The album is a double disc that’s split into a Big K.R.I.T. side and a Justin Scott side. All of K.R.I.T.’s previous projects have a flow to them that usually begins with upbeat party music before taking listeners on a journey to deeper songs. The idea of an alter ego isn’t entirely new in hip-hop — T.I. and Digital Underground have also experimented with the concept.