Big K.R.I.T. Opens Up To Shanti Das For The “Pick Yourself Up and Silence The Shame” (Recap)

BIG K.R.I.T. OPENS UP ABOUT WHAT HE DOES IN HIS SPARE TIME, HIS APOLOGY TO HIS FATHER, DEPRESSION, SELF-CARE AND MORE

In support of “Pick Yourself Up” off the 2-song Double Down EP, released on December 7th, Big K.R.I.T. opens up about what he does in his spare time, his apology to his father, depression, self-care and how he picks himself up, during the “Pick Yourself Up and Silence The Shame” fireside chat with Shanti Das at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta, GA.  The event was hosted by Martell on Thursday, December 6th.

In front of an audience of 250 fans, which reached capacity in 2 hours upon its announcement 2 days prior, fans enjoyed signature drinks provided by Martell which were  named in support of Big K.R.I.T.’s surprise musical releases:  “Glorious,” “Look What I Got,” “Higher” and the event’s inspiration “Pick Yourself Up.”

Big K.R.I.T. was surprised by the unexpected attendance of his 9th grade english teacher, who Big K.Ri.T. immediately jumps off the podium to hug, was the first to pop up.

Big K.R.I.T. and Shanti Das went on to take questions by the rest of the audience who would straight out recite his lyrics to him, spoke   how his songs “got [them] through” and asked questions about inspiration behind songs such as “Soul Food” which was  inspired by the passing of his grandmother.  Watch a segment of the interview here:  

Big K.R.I.T. Releases Trifecta Final EP for 2018

TRIFECTA features the focus track, “Energy” produced by Danja Handz and Rico Love, “Energy” cleverly uses a Jill Scott sample from her hit single, “He Loves Me.”  Trifecta boasts additional production on “4 Tha Three” by Charity Work, 5ive 9 and Mark Byrd and on “1 Oh Oh” by Jim Jonsin and Rico Love.  

Big K.R.I.T. says I love writing over soulful music with 808s. The Jill Scott “He Loves Me” sample made it so easy to find a cadence and tone that fit. I literally walked into the studio and Danja had the instrumental to “Energy” banging thru the speakers. Rico Love had already had a concept that was perfect. When it came to writing to the track it was super organic.

HotNewHipHop said of the last two surprise releases,  “Krizzle is a monster. Big K.R.I.T. has just touched down with his second project of the year, and of the month. Earlier in November, K.R.I.T. dropped off Thrice Xa three-song EP that reintroduced him as the lyrical king of the south. Now, he’s blessed fans with a second surprise, Double Up.

And the surprises don’t stop there, BIG K.R.I.T.  gives great energy to his hometown Boys and Girls club by stopping by to talk to the children about striving for success and the power of a positive mindset while enjoying life.  In the end he surprised the club with  a $5,000.00 check for the betterment of the children’s experience when visiting the club. 

Big K.R.I.T. addresses working with the boys and girls club, “Being able to go home and give back to my community was amazing. Having the opportunity to talk with the children and share positive energy was inspirational.The children are the future and I have a responsibility to give back however I can. There’s a lot more community events we plan on doing this is just the beginning.”

Big K.R.I.T. Releases New Music with Double Down

Multi-Alumni/BMG is pleased to announce today’s surprise release of DOUBLE DOWN, the new 2-song EP by Big K.R.I.T.featuring “Pick Yourself Up,” produced by Rico Love and D-Town The Great and “Learned From Texas” produced DJ Khalil and Tariq Beats.

DOUBLE DOWN follows the 3-song EP, Thrice X, released on November 16th which left Billboard’s Carl Lamarre wanting more as he wrote in his piece on the EP,Hopefully, Thrice X leads to a bigger K.R.I.T. project in the next couple of months.” 

In celebration of DOUBLE DOWN, Big K.R.I.T. partners with Shanti Das and her Silence The Shame organization to present a fireside chat titled, “Pick Yourself Up and Silence The Shame” on December 6th at 7PM at the Gathering Spot (384 Northyards Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313).  The event is sponsored by Martell and will feature a live art activation by a surprise visual artist. 

On the EP, the energetic “Pick Yourself Up,” with its Too Short and Isley Brother’s samples, is all about a good time while “Learned From Texas” allows Big K.R.I.T. to pay homage to the region and rappers that have influenced him most.   

During the “Pick Yourself Up and Silence The Shame” event, a select number of fans will win the opportunity to meet Big K.R.I.T. and Shanti Das after the chat by submitting a short visual essay on the ultimate way they pick themselves up: i.e.: being with family and friends, throwing the ultimate party, a chocolate shake.  Give details and submit.  All submissions should include the hashtags: #SilenceTheShame and #PickYourselfUp while tagging @bigkrit.

“By being so transparent about my life struggles in my music, I hope that people who are going through similar challenges will find strength through my stories,” states Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. Announces The Glorious Challenge And Offers Fans A Chance To Shine

BMG/Multi-Alumni and your favorite country cousin, Big K.R.I.T., are pleased to announce the “Glorious Challenge.”  The contest allows fans and aspiring artists the opportunity to compete for a spot on Big K.R.I.T.’s Instagram by “dropping bars” on the instrumental for “Glorious,”the second song from the THRICE X EP

Big K.R.I.T.  explains, “I am doing something I don’t do often.  But it’s the holiday season so I thought ‘why not drop an instrumental for the fans to drop bars to,’ and for added value, get an opportunity for me to promote it.”

Big K.R.I.T.’s fans can upload and share their own verse for the track by tagging Big K.R.I.T. at @bigkrit and using the hashtags: #MultiAlumni and#GloriousChallenge, thereby creating a “Big K.R.I.T. Bracket.”  Big K.R.I.T. will choose the top eight (8) verses to repost and  his followers will vote for the winner. 

The top eight (8) contenders will be announced on all Big K.R.I.T. socials (see below) on Thursday, November 29th, while the winner will be announced Monday, December 3rd. 

PRIZES:

The video from the winner of the “Glorious Challenge” will be placed on Big K.R.I.T.’s Instagram Stories and also receive a special surprise gift. 

Big K.R.I.T. continues, “Everybody that’s kicking those freestyles, dropping those bars, I don’t care if you are singing, this contest is for you.  It’s your time to shine!  So y’all get those bars ready.  I’m excited to see what y’all come up with!”

Be sure to include the following hashtags in your post:

#MultiAlumni and #GloriousChallenge

9th Wonder Presents: Jamla Is the Squad II [Album Stream]

9th Wonder is back with the sequel to his label’s 2014 compilation Jamla Is the Squad II.

The 22-track have many contributors as Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, Rapsody, J. Cole, SiR, Big K.R.I.T., David Banner, JID, Pharoahe Monch, CJ Fly and many more.

Big K.R.I.T. Enlists Cyhi The Prynce on 2018 National “Heavy Is The Crown”

 

 

Adds Six More Dates in Little Rock, Philadelphia, Columbia, Charleston & More

 

Second Date Added to Atlanta Stop @ The Tabernacle April 6th – New York City Date Expands From Gramercy Theatre to Irving Plaza

 

For CyHi The Prynce Tour Press Inquiries And Interview Requests Contact: Aishah White aishah@akwpr.com

Tickets On Sale Now Via BigKRIT.com

BIG K.R.I.T.

ENLISTS CYHI THE PRYNCE

ON 2018 NATIONAL

“HEAVY IS THE CROWN” TOUR

Adds Six More Dates in Little Rock, Philadelphia, Columbia, Charleston & More

Second Date Added to Atlanta Stop @ The Tabernacle April 6th – New York City Date Expands From Gramercy Theatre to Irving Plaza

Tickets On Sale Now Via BigKRIT.com

“HEAVY IS THE CROWN” TOUR DATES
^^ w/ Ty Dolla $ign

Thu-Mar-15-18 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
Fri-Mar-16-18 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Sat-Mar-17-18 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury
Sun-Mar-18-18 – Cleveland @ House of Blues
Mon-Mar-19-18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue-Mar-20-18 – Boston @ Middle East Downstairs
Thu-Mar-22-18 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore ^^
Fri-Mar-23-18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza – VENUE CHANGE
Sat-Mar-24-18 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva ^^
Sun-Mar-25-18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz ^^
Tue-Mar-27-18 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ^^
Weds-Mar-28-18 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
Thu-Mar-29-18 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Fri-Mar-30-18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Sat-Mar-31-18 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
Sun-Arp-01-18 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Tue-Apr-03-18 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
Wed-Apr-04-18 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Thu-Apr-05-18 – Jackson, MS @ Hal & Mal’s
Fri-Apr-06-18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Sat-Apr-07-18 – Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT
Sun-Apr-08-18 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Wed-Apr-11-18 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Thu-Apr-12-18 – Houston @ Warehouse Live
Fri-Apr-13-18 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Sat-Apr-14-18 – Austin, TX @ Emos East
Sun-Apr-15-18 – San Antonio, TX@ Alamo City Music Hall
Thu-Apr-19-18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Fri-Apr-20-18 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Sat-Apr-21-18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Sun-Apr-22-18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Wed-Apr-25-18 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
Thu-Apr-26-18 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Fri-Apr-27-18 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Sat-Apr-28-18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

Big K.R.I.T shook the media with a double-sided 22 track album with features such as T.I., Lloyd, UGK, CeeLo Green, Sleep Brown, Joi, Jill Scott, Keyon Harrold, Bilal, Robert Glasper Jr., Kenneth Whalum and Burness Earl Travis II. Capturing the attention of millions after two years, marking his official return since 2014’s Cadillactica and 2015’s independent release of All My Life, Big K.R.I.T climbed the charts making his mark at #7 on Billboards Top 200!