Following the release of his fourth studio album, Big K.R.I.T. came through Power 106 to talk about the project, working with Lil Wayne who is featured on the album, and more.
The 19 track album “K.R.I.T. Iz Here” includes appearances from Saweetie, Rico Love, Yella Beezy and more. K.R.I.T. has been known for producing his own music but shares that he branched out for this album to “challenge himself and get out of his pocket.” For this album, K.R.I.T. explains that they started out with 80 songs, before narrowing it down to 50 songs. He continued to narrow down the 50 songs with his team until he was left with 15 songs.
When asked about producers that he looks up to, the “Red Eye” rapper names Pimp C, J Dilla, DJ Paul Juicy J, Timbaland, Pharrell and more as people who influenced him and his sound. He also adds how he had a conversation with J Cole which helped him realize that working with other producers would help him grow. When speaking on features on the album, the Mississippi rapper notes that his song “Believe” was originally sent to Nipsey Hussle after seeing him in Atlanta and shares how much Nip meant to him.
Watch the full interview below and see who he names as the top female rappers in the game: