Last night, Big K.R.I.T. blessed the stage with Elliott Wilson for another episode of #CRWN, presented by vitaminwater®. His “Pay Attention” Tour starts today and his new album, Cadillactica, drops November 11th, so the Mississippi spitter had a lot to say about the LP, what’s changed throughout the years, and how he almost quit before K.R.I.T. Wuz Here dropped.
Watch the trailer for the interview up top, and read about five things you can expect to see Big K.R.I.T. talk about in the brand new episode of #CRWN below.
K.R.I.T.’s new album on Def Jam, Cadillactica, is dropping November 11th, and we got to hear some of it at the Def Jam offices on Tuesday. At #CRWN, he told Elliott why he decided to make a concept album about a different planet. He even broke down a couple songs and talked about how he got in the lab with Rico Love and Raphael Saadiq. Oh…just wait. The album is banging.
2. “King Of The South”
One of the songs on Cadillactica is called “King Of The South,” and when Elliott asked K.R.I.T. about it, he recalled being in a “happy place” before Kendrick dropped his “Control” verse. He had been angry and aggressive on Live From The Underground but had mellowed out after…until hearing the verse that shook the rap world. That made him make “Mt. Olympus,” and “King Of The South” is a continuation of that song’s feeling.
3. Making songs with other producers
K.R.I.T. spilled the beans about working with DJ Dahi, Thelonious Martin, and Jim Jonsin for songs on Cadillactica. They played him “A+ records” and Dahi even remade a sample that couldn’t be cleared.
4. How he started making beats
In perhaps the most awe-inspiring part of #CRWN last night, Big K.R.I.T. revealed how he first started making beats on a Playstation with Beat Generator. The year was 1999 and he couldn’t afford anything else. He’s come a long way.
5. Working with B.B. King
Krizzle fans remember his work with legendary blues artist B.B. King on “Praying Man” from Live From The Underground, and K.R.I.T. discussed what it was like to work with the musician his grandma put him on to. Ever listen closely and hear the sound of penny loafers on the track? K.R.I.T. talked about that too.