Big K.R.I.T. Gets Autobiographical About His Struggle To Climb Mt. Olympus (Audio)

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Big K.R.I.T. is five years in on a journey to his own private “Mount Olympus.” However, for the Merdian, Mississippi native, the journey goes back a long ways before 2010’s Kritzwuzhere. On “K.R.I.T. 4eva (Chapter One),” the MC/producer channels the hunger—literally “a sandwich a day” as he recalls Greyhound bus trips to Atlanta, Georgia, handing out free CDs to un-enthused Heads, and getting clowned for his Ringtone Rap-era-sounding name.

However, this King Remembered In Time fought the fight (and he’s still fighting the charts) to get that recognition as a lyrical luminary and production power-house. For those thinking that K.R.I.T. is playing on heels more than his toes, this opens the chapter on a new book of illustrative words about life, love, and reaching for the top.

Why do you think Krizzle used a still from Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence’s Life to complement this song?

#BonusBeat: This 2012 AFHTV interview we did with Big K.R.I.T. covers this period in his life, and this journey he now raps of:

In other news, Big K.R.I.T. topped ScHoolboy Q in Round 2 (after narrowly defeating J. Cole in Round 1) to enter to top 42, in Ambrosia For Heads’ “Finding The GOAT…” series.

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