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Artist’s Spotlight: Big K.R.I.T.

Justin Lewis Scott, better known as Big K.R.I.T. is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi. The artist started his career in 2005 with a single titled “Country Sh*t” featuring Ludacris and Bun B. K.R.I.T. quickly gained momentum after signing with Def Jam Records and releasing his first single.

In 2012 K.R.I.T. released his first debut album ‘Live from the Underground’ which debuted at number five in the Billboard 200 chart. K.R.I.T. released his second album in 2014 titled ‘Cadillactica’ on August 25th. This album also peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

In 2016, the artist announced that he was no longer associated with Def Jam Records and in 2017 launched his own record label called, Multi Alumni. K.R.I.T. would then release his third album ‘4Ever Is A Mighty Long Time’, which was number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the first release on his label.

K.R.I.T. also released a plethora of mixtapes under his label as well before releasing his fourth studio album in 2019 titled ‘K.R.I.T. Wuz Here’ which was a sequel to the mixtape previously released by him in 2010 titled ‘K.R.I.T. Wuz Here’. The album had big features on it such as Lil Wayne, Saweetie, and J Cole. In 2022, K.R.I.T. released his latest project ‘Digital Roses Don’t Die’ which shows the new skills that the artist has in his repertoire.

Ivan Walker
Ivan Walker
Ivan Walker is a Graduating Senior Mass Communications major from Isola, Mississippi. He will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the Fall 2022 semester.


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