Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T.

Biography

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. It was 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 Curren$y's Top 40 debut, Pilot Talk, along with Wiz Khalifa's hit mixtape Kush & Orange Juice.

His 2011 release, Return of 4eva, was extravagant by mixtape standards, with elaborate cover art and guest appearances from Chamillionaire, Raheem DeVaughn, and David Banner, along with challenging titles like "Another Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Encouraging Racism." A track on R&B singer Chris Brown's 2011 mixtape, Boy in Detention, indicated that his commercial aspirations were still there as well, although the guest list for his 2012 debut, 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). The surprises continued on his 2014 album, Cadillactica, which took on more left-field genres and heavier topics. A year later he released the It's Better This Way mixtape while the RBC label rounded up some of his early recordings for All My Life.

Discography

Big K.R.I.T. - R4: The Prequel

Big K.R.I.T. - R4: The Prequel

Def Jam Recordings 2011
Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Na Day

Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Na Day

Cinematic Music Group 2012
Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva

Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva

Green Streets Entertainment 2012
Big K.R.I.T. - 4evaNaDay (Road Less Traveled Edition)

Big K.R.I.T. - 4evaNaDay (Road Less Traveled Edition)

Def Jam Recordings 2012
Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground

Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground

Def Jam Recordings 2012
Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica

Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica

Def Jam Recordings 2014
Big K.R.I.T. - All My Life

Big K.R.I.T. - All My Life

RBC Records 2015

Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time

BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2017

Guest Appearances

Slim Thug - Tha Thug Show
  • Coming From

Slim Thug - Tha Thug Show

E1 Music 2010
Curren$y - Pilot Talk
  • Skybourne

Curren$y - Pilot Talk

DD172 2010
Berner - The White Album
  • For A Livin

Berner - The White Album

Bern One Entertainment, SMC Recordings 2011
Pimp C - Still Pimping
  • Grippin' On The Wood

Pimp C - Still Pimping

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life 2011
Lil' O - Grind Hard, Pray Harder
  • What Iz Ya Talkin Bout

Lil' O - Grind Hard, Pray Harder

Bar None Entertainment 2011
J.A.Y. Young - Saturday Night Live
  • All Grown Up

J.A.Y. Young - Saturday Night Live

Showtyme Entertainment 2011
Dom Kennedy - From The Westside, With Love II
  • 2MPH

Dom Kennedy - From The Westside, With Love II

The OpM Company 2011
CunninLynguists - Oneirology
  • Murder (Act II)

CunninLynguists - Oneirology

RBC Records 2011
The Roots - Undun
  • Make My

The Roots - Undun

Def Jam Recordings 2011
Phonte - Charity Starts At Home
  • The Life Of Kings

Phonte - Charity Starts At Home

Hardboiled 2011
DJ Statik Selektah - Population Control
  • Play The Game

DJ Statik Selektah - Population Control

Duck Down, ShowOff Records 2011
Smoke DZA - Rolling Stoned
  • On The Corner

Smoke DZA - Rolling Stoned

iHipHop 2011
Self Scientific - Trials Of The Blackhearted
  • War Stories

Self Scientific - Trials Of The Blackhearted

Not On Label 2011
Bobby Creekwater - Revenge
  • Airborn

Bobby Creekwater - Revenge

BGOV Media Group 2011
Chamillionaire - Major Pain 1.5
  • This My World

Chamillionaire - Major Pain 1.5

Chamillitary 2011
J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server
  • She The Type

J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server

Livewire Records 2012
Yo Gotti - Live From The Kitchen
  • Go Girl

Yo Gotti - Live From The Kitchen

Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records 2012
Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors (Deluxe Edition)
  • Gossip

Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors (Deluxe Edition)

Def Jam Recordings 2012
8Ball - Life's Quest
  • We Buy Gold

8Ball - Life's Quest

E1 Music 2012
Lecrae - Gravity
  • Mayday

Lecrae - Gravity

Reach Records 2012
Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
  • Jet Life

Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate

Warner Bros. Records, Jet Life Recordings 2012
DJ Khaled - Kiss The Ring
  • They Ready

DJ Khaled - Kiss The Ring

Cash Money Records, We The Best Music Group 2012
David Banner - Sex, Drugs & Video Games
  • Believe

David Banner - Sex, Drugs & Video Games

Not On Label 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 5
  • In Dat Cup

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 5

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2013
Slim Thug - Boss Life
  • Just Chill

Slim Thug - Boss Life

Hogg Life Entertainment 2013
Cory Mo - Take It Or Leave It
  • Hold Up

Cory Mo - Take It Or Leave It

C Mozart Music, Javotti Media 2013
Bun B - Trill OG: The Epilogue
  • Cake

Bun B - Trill OG: The Epilogue

Rap-A-Lot Records 2013
Rittz - The Life And Times Of Jonny Valiant (Deluxe Edition)
  • Wastin Time

Rittz - The Life And Times Of Jonny Valiant (Deluxe Edition)

Strange Music, Inc 2013
Tech N9ne - Something Else
  • That’s My Kid

Tech N9ne - Something Else

Strange Music 2013
Fantasia - Side Effects Of You
  • Supernatural Love

Fantasia - Side Effects Of You

RCA 2013
A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP
  • 1 Train

A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP

Polo Grounds Music, RCA 2013
Mr. Midas - Son Of The Crack Era
  • Back On

Mr. Midas - Son Of The Crack Era

Mulinjer LLC, O.C. Squared, Gang Green Int. 2013
Berner - Drugstore Cowboy - Deluxe Edition
  • Ready 2 Die

Berner - Drugstore Cowboy - Deluxe Edition

Taylor Gang 2013
Cory Mo - Take It Or Leave It: Chopped Up By O.G. Ron C
  • Hold Up (Chopped & Screwed)

Cory Mo - Take It Or Leave It: Chopped Up By O.G. Ron C

C Mozart Musik, Javotti Media 2013
Trae Tha Truth - I Am King
  • I Believe

Trae Tha Truth - I Am King

Grand Hustle 2013
A-Villa - Carry On Tradition
  • The Colosseum

A-Villa - Carry On Tradition

Closed Sessions 2014
Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire
  • Brimstone

Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire

Maybach Music Group, Slip-N-Slide Records, Def Jam Recordings 2014
Grafton Street Jules - Sleep When I Am Dead
  • Super Hero

Grafton Street Jules - Sleep When I Am Dead

Opium Digital 2014
2 Chainz - FreeBase
  • Pimps

2 Chainz - FreeBase

World Wide Ent. 2014
Ludacris - Ludaversal
  • Come And See Me

Ludacris - Ludaversal

Def Jam Recordings, Disturbing Tha Peace 2015
Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process
  • God Bless America

Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process

Funk Volume 2015
Statik Selektah - Lucky 7
  • In The Wind

Statik Selektah - Lucky 7

Duck Down Music, ShowOff Records 2015
Fall Out Boy - Make America Psycho Again
  • Jet Pack Blues

Fall Out Boy - Make America Psycho Again

Island Records, DCD2, Crush Music 2015
Raury - All We Need
  • Forbidden Knowledge

Raury - All We Need

Columbia 2015
Bilal - In Another Life
  • Pleasure Toy

Bilal - In Another Life

eOne 2015
Azizi Gibson - A New Life
  • Issues

Azizi Gibson - A New Life

36 Brick House 2016
MobSquad Nard - Everything Clean But Da Ashtray
  • Ashtray

MobSquad Nard - Everything Clean But Da Ashtray

MobSquad Muzik, Cinematic Music Group 2016
B.o.B - Ether
  • Peace Piece

B.o.B - Ether

No Genre, EMPIRE 2017
Curren$y - Pilot Talk: Trilogy
  • Skybourne

Curren$y - Pilot Talk: Trilogy

Jet Life Recordings 2017
Og Deno Blue - Blue Haze
  • Mr Money Machine

Og Deno Blue - Blue Haze

Checkmate Universal 2017

Compilations

Various - Chalklines: Double Homicide
  • Ain't Playin No Moe

Various - Chalklines: Double Homicide

Home Team Entertainment 2006
DJ KTone - Left Lane Music Vol. 1
  • Yea I'm Fresh

DJ KTone - Left Lane Music Vol. 1

Still Livin' Entertainment, Elite Entertainment 2011
Various - A3C Volume 1
  • On The Corner

Various - A3C Volume 1

iHipHop Distribution 2011
EMPIRE Distribution - The Best Of 2011
  • Yoko

EMPIRE Distribution - The Best Of 2011

EMPIRE Distribution 2011
Lil' Keke - Top Features, Vol. 1
  • Me And My Old School

Lil' Keke - Top Features, Vol. 1

Seven 13 2013

Production

Berner - The White Album
  • Paradise

Berner - The White Album

Bern One Entertainment, SMC Recordings 2011
Smoke DZA - Rolling Stoned
  • On The Corner

Smoke DZA - Rolling Stoned

iHipHop 2011
Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Na Day
  • All Tracks

Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Na Day

Cinematic Music Group 2012
Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva
  • All Tracks

Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva

Green Streets Entertainment 2012
Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground
  • All Tracks

Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground

Def Jam Recordings 2012
Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
  • Jet Life

Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate

Warner Bros. Records, Jet Life Recordings 2012
J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server
  • She The Type

J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server

Livewire Records 2012
Various - Feds Wanna Lock Me Up
  • Big Body

Various - Feds Wanna Lock Me Up

Futuristic Swagg Ent. 2012
Bun B - Trill OG: The Epilogue
  • Cake

Bun B - Trill OG: The Epilogue

Rap-A-Lot Records 2013
Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire
  • Brimstone

Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire

Maybach Music Group, Slip-N-Slide Records, Def Jam Recordings 2014
Slim Thug - Boss Life
  • Just Chill

Slim Thug - Boss Life

Hogg Life Entertainment 2013
Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica
  • Life

Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica

Def Jam Recordings 2014
Big K.R.I.T. - All My Life
  • Sky Line

Big K.R.I.T. - All My Life

RBC Records 2015