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Big K.R.I.T. isn’t holding anything back. Instead of a “save the best music for your offical album” scenario, the Mississippi rapper figured he might as well go all out if failing meant having to get a regular gig. The result was K.R.I.T. Wuz Here (2010), Return of 4Eva (2011) and, most recently, 4eva NaDay; mixtapes that bump as hard and with the quality of any full fledged album.

K.R.I.T. Wuz Here was the last hurrah kind of feeling. Alright, if this doesn’t work I’m going back home,” K.R.I.T. explained to Hip-Hop Wired. “I’m just going to go back home, and get a job… That’s why the first project is 22 songs. It was like, let’s just go all out. It got that type of response and then I was like with Return of 4Eva I gotta do the same thing…  Let’s treat it like an album.”

Sampling is mostly why the aforementioned project were free but now on a major label home, Def Jam, K.R.I.T. plans on delivering the same quality work his fans have come to expect. He does all this by holding true to his musical scruples.

“It’s okay to be yourself,” says K.R.I.T. “Nobody is going to judge you for being yourself [or] being spiritual in a game that may not really reflect like that or speaking out about your opinions. And then a major label will get behind you, if your music is quality, and promote that, for the people.”


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