“They say money make the World go round, You never lost til’ you lose your crown, And they don’t love you till you’re underground, Or when you’re maxing out your bank account, Yeah, you do it all just to live the life, Even if it means you don’t live it right, And even if it means you don’t survive the night, But if even if you do you won’t survive the hype, Of an American rapstar”—Big K.R.I.T (via colombitalian)
“Most people stop for signs but I driven through it
If it don’t touch my soul then I can’t listen to it
The radio don’t play the shit I used to love
Or maybe I’m just growing up
I never seen a star on a red rug
If I wanna see stars I just look above
To the heavens”—
“Wrote a rhyme that was kind with some vision to it. Bottom line, it might expand your mind if you listen to it. Too much shine can dull the soul”
You need expressive pieces like this. Music—while secluded beneath the midnight smokiness—that elicits the tucking of open-door looks at ones living, the unglued drudgery to the exultance, for self-ostracized, ceiling-scoping honesty and personal brooding with yourself. This year, for me, one of the go-to, minimalist scores to elicit such introversion was Big K.R.I.T.’s “The Vent,” the soul-bearing close to the Mississippi emcee’s self-released Return of 4 Eva opus that hears K.R.I.T. share a ventilating discourse with himself surrounding the ever present battle for piece of mind through desires for possesions , family and fame backroom which makes art challenging to slip past shock value. All the while beholding the heavens where his mind journeys with outermost, resulting in the beautifully sounding depth we used to love and with which you can continuously bob your head to as well as watch via an accompanying moody clip below.
K.R.I.T.’s Def Jam debut, Live From The Underground, drops Sept. 27.
Trade my materials for a peace of mind I’m so close to Heaven, Hell I need some time Who cares about life, and the highs and lows Maybe I should write another song about pimps and hoes Cars and clothes, Idol Gods, Golden Calves, Louie Scarfs….. I do this for the love, and it’s free of charge I don’t need jail to be behind bars This is purely art, in my Grandma’s household this was surely taught Don’t be naive, yea these time’s is hard. In the mist of all the glamor, hope you find GOD…. -Big K.R.I.T.
Pick a name it really dont matter. What matters is your
contribution to hip hop, your community and our community….The KRITTERZ. I gotta thank you man. Honestly, This past year has been a crazy time in my life. Lots of confusion, trouble, crushed dreams and no clear path to travel down. Through it all I’ve found some sense of direction, inspiration and clarity. You provide the deepest sense of wisdom i’ve ever heard thru music. Its really guided me thru tough times and of course good times as well.
I’m really proud of all you’ve accomplished and have had a greater understanding of what it took to get there from talking to your brother Esco. Dude is my homie now. telling me stories of the beginning of your rap career and which songs to listen to from the very first mixtape to reveal what I’ve grown to know as the greatest asset to our generation of hip hop.
Ever Since I heard “glasshouse” on Kush and Orange Juice I Knew I found a new favorite artist… I mean outshining Wiz Khalifa and Currensy on one song is no easy feat. After
Downloading KRIT WUZ HERE i was HOOKED. fast forward to September 2010. I got front row at Waken Baken Tour in Providence. I talked to many in the crowd before the show. Boasting That your set might be better than Wiz’ A lot of people didn’t know who you were at the time but there were some who shared the exciting feeling of seeing a rising star on stage as their career was about to take off. Once you hit stage. I got Chills. Soulful artist is what you are and in performance you show that. I was maybe one of 15 in that crowd of 200 who knew more than a few of your songs… I know you saw it because you gravitated towards where i stood. dapping me up. rapping some of the hardest lines simultaneously with myself. Eye contact and all… I’ll never forget that day KRIT… It was UNREAL. All those songs I felt such a strong connection to..felt like “wow, i’ve never heard anyone articulate these complicated feelings and reflect on such REAL content” were being performed RIGHT in front of me. I got to peek into that emotion and drive which created so many soulful classics. Suh an amazing experience man. I cant believe it.sa I aint from the dirty south…but you cant deny I felt that COUNTRY SHIT.
In all honesty I have NEVER heard an artist who has MULTIPLE tracks per album… “Free My Soul”and “The Vent” along with “See Me On Top” and “good enough” which gives me physical goosebumps EVERY TIME i hear it…Thats POWER in your MUSIC… You have to hear how your music has affected me, healed me, guided me and gave me some great jams to bump in the car, bass turnt up and soul connected.
For That I have to thank you Justin Scott… Your music is healing for me and MANY others. I’m proud of your movement and accomplishments I cant wait to see your career blossom.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRIT!
ITS THE RETURN OF 4EVA HOE!! LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND
#K4L Shit Bruh…
See you in Providence or Vermont…Not sure yet. But I will meet you. Just remember this…
“Happy 25th Birthday to tha 300 block representer of my neighborhood! Proud of you and pray God Bless u more than he already has!! Boi ya Grandma lookin down wit tha biggest smile! Thank u for staying humble!! #meridian”—
Wishing you the BEST on your special day Justin, I pray you continue to be blessed and many more years to come. Thank you for living out your purpose, the world needs a great humble talent like yourself. I am forever grateful that I know you and your music which continues to inspire and encourage me. Much love & respect from your #1 fan!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Once again, I want to say thank you for sharing your light with the world. You have accomplished soooo many things this past year with so many more to come! Around this time last year you were in Dallas and people barely knew “Krit wuz here” when you came with Spitta. And look now you’re on the radio and everyone knows about that “country shit”, that shit cray! DALLAS LOVES YOU BIG K.R.I.T.! I am a proud Kritter. :) May God bless you and keep you.”—