Big K.R.I.T. recently rocked the crowd at Seattle radio station KUBE 93's Summer Jam, but before doing so, he sat down with the station's DJ Hyphen to chop it up about his upcoming album, Cadillactica. Somewhat surprisingly, K.R.I.T. (who has always produced his own music) announced that he had recruited Jim Jonsin, DJ Dahi and Terrace Martin to help out with production on the album. 

Though he mentioned that he would be working with some producers back in April, this was the first time he revealed the specifics, and did so when asked by Hyphen how he enjoyed working with other beatsmiths.

“It was difficult at first, just because I’m so used to being in control," Krizzle said, "but working with other producers, I learned a lot too… So even the music I produce for myself is becoming bigger and is sounding stronger, and being able to work with a Jim Jonsin, DJ Dahi, Terrace Martin is beautiful.”

K.R.I.T. later said that 65% of the new album would still be self-produced. He also spoke on the concept of Cadillactica, which he described as picking "up where ‘Live From The Underground’ left off, and telling the story of where the Cadillac came from. It crash-lands on Planet Earth, which to me was mainstream music. Being so underground with my music and rebellious, I wanted to do it my own way, and just tell the story in reverse.”

Elsewhere in the long interview, he big-upped Mike WiLL Made It, 9th Wonder, David Banner, Big Sant, Tito Lopez, Rich Homie Quan, and Freddie Gibbs.

Though he wouldn't give a definite answer on the release date, K.R.I.T. said when Cadillactica drops, “It’s gonna be still hot enough outside to ride with your windows down and your top dropped, trust me.”

Watch the full interview below.