“I got a chance to talk to Krit about his listening session in NY, being the only feature on The Roots new album, what he looks for in a freestyle battle, and how he almost got drafted to a baseball team while out in Cali. ENJOY”
Supreme Reaction agrees some of the statements below are kinda true but some idk, to say all hit makers cant rap is kinda one of those smh statements but there are some beats that backpackers have that are terrible I have heard them , and freestyle kings cant write bc making a song is not easy you might wanna even pick up a songwriting book as for R&B……. no comment that dont really exist anymore its a new age with a new style to it.
Banner says “backpack rappers can’t make a hit song,” that hit makers can’t rap and that “K.R.I.T. don’t need David Banner.”During a recent interview, David Banner spoke about the state of Hip Hop and his relationship with Big K.R.I.T. while touching on the importance of standing on your own, without cosigns. Banner shared his views on what he sees as a lack of balance in the world of Hip Hop, adding that there is a “problem.”The interview, done by 3 Little Digs, starts with Banner discussing the state of the game. When asked what the youth is missing, Banner explained, “I don’t think they’re missing shit. I think what ends up happening is we didn’t do what we were supposed to do. Kids are either a reflection of what you did or didn’t do. But the problem is, now, they are getting to an age where you have to be responsible for what you do now because you’re a man. The problem is, there’s no balance. I think a lot of the backpack rappers, they rap they ass off, but nigga, your beat’s wack. You rappin’, but nigga, you can’t make a hit song. You can freestyle your ass off but can’t make a hit song. Then you got niggas who can make hit songs that can’t fuckin’ rap. You got R&B singers that can’t sing.” He was also asked about up and coming emcee Big K.R.I.T. and was able to explain their bond goes beyond a cosign. “I told Big K.R.I.T. a long time ago, I didn’t want people to know that me and him was cool. I wanted him to become him. I didn’t want people to say David Banner made him. I think that cosigning shit? Nigga, you a man. Stand on your own. My dad always told us, ‘Fuck them. You stand on your own.’…I told him along time ago that people was gonna try to play me and him against each other.” This is the same advice Banner gave K.R.I.T. one night in New York. “I told him, ‘Go out and get my haters. make them love you. It ain’t about me. It’s about you.’ He called me one night. I was in New York. He said, ‘David Banner, come get on stage with me.’ I said, ‘Dude, it ain’t time for that. You step out in New York by yourself. You win them over by yourself. So, when it’s yours, you own it.’ And he did it. K.R.I.T. don’t need David Banner. He’s his own man.” The video can be seen below.
Big K.R.I.T. making moves and starting a buzz worldwide. Check out his interview down below.
The Rock the Bells festival wrapped up earlier this month. What was it like being a part of it?
Big K.R.I.T.: It’s a blessing. It’s an amazing thing to be recognized amongst this caliber of artists and people I looked up to and was inspired by musically. To be able to be on stage, run across them backstage, and some of them are actually fans of my music – it’s mindblowing. It’s really super surreal. I’ll never forget that. It’s one of those embedded memories.
Dope. Who’d you get to meet?
I definitely dapped up RZA, which was dope. It was in passing—still RZA. Slaughterhouse are definitely some people I look up to. I ran into Murs. I didn’t get the opportunity to meet Nas per say, but I know he knows about the music, and that’s dope. Every time I was performing, it was somebody else that I really wanted to see performing. Either it was Lauryn Hill on stage or Erykah Badu, and then I had to do interviews immediately after. But Lord willing, I’ll cross paths with these people again.
What kind of reception did you get from the crowd?
People who were fans of Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang, but knew about my music—they were like “Yo, I’m glad you out here!” It was just crazy being able to go from the west coast to the east coast and perform for a wide variety of people, and they know the content and accept the fact that I’m country and putting on for my state.
Which coast did you get the most love from?
Oh man, it’s hard to say. I will say that San Francisco was live. It was crazy. It was probably one of the livest ones.
Were there any specific moments that stood out to you the most?
Oh man [laughs] this might sound weird. My birthday was the 26th [of August] and the day after we had the show in San Francisco. Just being able to rock out and my partner Big Sant was like “Yo man, my partna birthday was yesterday! Everybody wish him a happy birthday!” Which was some extreme personal shit! And then have this Rock the Bells crowd, hip-hop crowd be like “Happy birthday Big K.R.I.T!” I was like oh, this shit is crazy. Being out there and experiencing that, man. That was memorable man, and again, just being around the people. Being able to see Souls of Mischief rock out. That was crazy. 93 til’ infinity, which I did a freestyle on that. So I was like this is crazy, this is really them.
It’s cool to see you go from being a XXL Freshman to being on Rock the Bells…
Yo, it’s been a long journey but if they would’ve told me I would’ve been a part of something that big, I would’ve been like yo, stop playing.
Ha! I bet. Last but not least, is there a song that you just love to perform?
That’s difficult. I love “Country Shit”. I love performing “The Vent” and showing the world those songs. There’s something about performing those songs. ‘Cause “Children of the World” got that acapella part, “The Vent” got that singing part. So when people know the music, they’re clapping and singing to it. It’s like church revival.
I have really loved Big K.R.I.T. mixtapes. He really knows what he is doing and he makes the beats too from what I have heard. This is a guy I am keeping an eye on and seeing if he makes the right moves. He has a bright future if he keeps it up. (Rest of Article Below).
Listeners got a sneak peek of what to expect on Big K.R.I.T.’s debut Live from the Underground with the tracks “Shake It” featuring Joi and “Amtrak,” both off of his mixtape Return of 4Eva. Speaking with Pyramid West TV, the southern rapper explained how “Shake It” came to be and reflects future music.
“I wanted to just do something different and show people the direction I’m going as far as my career. Something real soulful, but still having that southern drawl. Still rapping about things in the South that we do and that kind of shit,” he said. “That record and the record ‘Amtrak’ are just sneak peeks of where I’ma go with my music. Just really psychedelic and got a lotta funk in it. So that’s really just that, I was just writing and just wanted to do something different with that record.”
K.R.I.T. also saved some records from his mixtape sessions for Live from the Underground, and states that he doesn’t regret his choices. “It’s perfect timing now that I started singing on records more and people know I do that and they also see me collaborating with R&B singers and the funk aspect,” he said. “When I drop this new stuff, people aren’t going to be so surprised. Just the content, I feel there’s a lot of stuff going on in the world that needs to be touched on that I might’ve rapped about four or five months ago that might’ve been too deep. But now, there’s so much going on, people might want to listen to it.”