Big K.R.I.T. Made Mind Control For Outkast, Talks Guests He Wanted For Cadillactica (Video)
Hip-Hop always loves a good what-if. Sitting down with Southern Rap mixtape mainstay DJ Smallz, Big K.R.I.T. feels comfortable enough to share some of the what-if’s surrounding his sophomore major label album, Cadillactica.
For starters, the E-40 & Wiz Khalifa-assisted “Mind Control” was made with another duo in mind. Having worked with Big Boi previously, Krizzle admits that the self-produced track was originally intended for Outkast. It’s unclear whether they were to guest on the Def Jam LP, or if the Meridian, Mississippi talent was merely shopping tracks, but that’s a major idea. Still, K.R.I.T. admits he is proud and appreciative to have 40 Water and the Taylor Gang General.
Additionally, K.R.I.T. points out some credits on Cadillactica that some Heads may not know, from Joi’s involvement, to Donda (Kanye West’s design firm) making two different covers. Meanwhile, the Cinematic MC admits that he was extremely close to getting William “Bootsy” Collins involved (after B.B. King on Live From The Underground), and Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. The thinking was big on this LP, but as K.R.I.T. proudly admits, so is/was the execution.
Do you think these what-if’s would have been major game-changers?