Big K.R.I.T. “K.R.I.T. Wuz Here” Mixtape Download & Stream
Big K.R.I.T. releases his Official Mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, Presented by Cinematic Music Group & Creative Control. The 19-track tape has Features from Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Devin The Dude, Big Sant & Smoke DZA. All songs were written and composed by Big K.R.I.T..
K.R.I.T. Wuz Here is the 6th mixtape by American rapper Big K.R.I.T.. It was released on May 3, 2010. The album features guest appearances from Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Devin the Dude, Big Sant and Smoke DZA. Produced entirely by Big K.R.I.T. himself, the DJ Folk, Wally Sparks & Jonny Shipes-hosted project features tracks such as “2000 & Beyond,” “They Got Us,” “Moon & Stars” and “No Wheaties.”
Recalling the Dirty South sound of UGK and Scarface, Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. spent five years on the mixtape circuit honing his skills before his 2010 release took his career to another level. The release was the mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, a groundbreaking critical success that had bloggers declaring the South‘s future, while a commercial success as well, generating enough downloads and “likes” that the Def Jam label took notice, signing the artist that same year. It was also the year K.R.I.T. — which stands for King Remembered In Time — appeared on Currensy‘s Top 40 debut, Pilot Talk, along with Wiz Khalifa‘s hit mixtape Kush & Orange Juice. A track on R&B singer Chris Brown‘s 2011 mixtape Boy in Detention indicated that his commercial aspirations were still there as well. His 2012 debut album, Live from the Underground, would be a mix of true Hip-Hop (Eightball & MJG, Devin the Dude, and Bun B) and truly surprising (B.B. King, Anthony Hamilton).
With his Southern drawl and soulful production, Mississippi MC Big K.R.I.T. has been called the natural successor to Southern hip-hop legends like Outkast, UGK, and Scarface. K.R.I.T. saw his career skyrocket following the release of his free online mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here in 2010 and the follow-up Return Of 4eva in 2011, after which he signed to Def Jam Records, toured with Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, and Smoke DZA, and earned acclaim from critics like Pitchfork, HipHopDX, and XXL (who also named Big K.R.I.T. as one of it’s Top 11 Freshman For 2011).
“People can see the growth from when I first did my first project until now,” said Big K.R.I.T. “And they can see the growth and me really finding myself as an artist. And really not compromising my creative mind frame for what’s going on in the industry and just being myself and putting the music out. The first record is ‘Return of 4eva.’ It was really just telling the game we here on some Southern Hip-Hop and this is us. And this is the type of music that I’m gonna put out. And I just hope that people can relate to it and respect it.” “I’m UGK-influenced, ” K.R.I.T. said. “They had their own vibe, how they did their music. They did whatever they felt like they wanted to on record. They the next-door neighbor where I’m from, in Texas. So we were greatly influenced by their music. By Outkast. By 8Ball & MJG. That was the golden era to us.”
According to BIG K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T. Wuz Here is an earnest collection of soul-inflected Southern Hip-Hop which was five years in the making. K.R.I.T. has built up his resume since K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, but this mixtape will forever loom large as a career-defining Southern Classic. Follow on Twitter @BIGKRIT @MedievalBeatz Dirty South Beats
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