Big K.R.I.T. sheds some light on what to expect from his next album, and what it was like hitting the studio with Lil Boosie and Jeezy.
After Big K.R.I.T. released a trailer for his upcoming albumÂ CadillacticaÂ last month, anticipation for the project has now reached a fever pitch. NahRight sat down with the Mississippi MC to get some insight on the album, as well as studio time that he's recently had with Lil Boosie and Jeezy.Â
In contrast with Krizzle's last album, 2012'sÂ Live From The Underground, which was largely self-produced, the rapper said thatÂ CadillacticaÂ will feature production from a number of other artists. Speaking on that, K.R.I.T. said:
"Iâm trying to take myself clean out my comfort zone, and if Iâm going to do a riding song or a song about cars, not do it necessarily in the same realm that most people know of me doing it. Iâm going to try to take if further and even with productionâwith the instrumentals and the beats that people give meâI try not to tell people so much what I want on the track."
According to the aforementioned trailer, the album is due in the fourth quarter of 2014, and K.R.I.T. addressed the large gap of time between his releases:
"WithÂ Cadillactica, Iâve grown to a point now that itâll come out when it comes out, and express to people why Iâm taking so long on it, express to the people the importance of quality, and that when it came toÂ K.R.I.T. Wuz HereÂ and all these projects, Iâve had an immense amount of time. And I want to do the same with Cadillactica because itâs just as important as anything Iâve ever dropped."
The interview then moved on to address photos that recently turned up of K.R.I.T. in the studio with Lil Boosie. When asked about working with him, K.R.I.T. said:
"I didnât go to SXSW this year, and I took a road trip as a producer. I went down there, and I knocked out some songs with the OG, and it was amazing because he crazy with it. Iâm talking âbout just got out, heâs insane voice wise, and he got mad content, and his work ethic is already crazy. So we was just down there, I play a record, and he was like, 'Oh, I got that, letâs go!' And then, the same thing for the next one. Iâm excited for people to hear the music. Iâm blessed to be able to work with him, and just be able to give him a little of Big K.R.I.T. now and having him rap over it, itâs going to be exciting for people."
Though K.R.I.T. said that he and Boosie have plans to release collaborative music, he declined to specify where the duo's music would appear. Another surprising photo of K.R.I.T. also hit the internet recently -- this time with him hanging with Jeezy in the studio. NahRight asked K.R.I.T. about this as well, and he responded:
"It was random but dope, in a good way. I was working onÂ CadillacticaÂ in the other room, and I found out he was coming in to work too. And Iâve known the OG for a minute, so I went in and hollered at him. And he was like, 'Yo man, Iâm working, get the beats, letâs go.' And Iâve got beats, you know? [Laughs.] So I showed him these records, man, and itâs beautiful now more than ever that people have come to me for my music. Itâs not just the rapper that people search for, but sometimes itâs just the producer."