In his recent interview with XXL, king-of-the-South Big K.R.I.T. shared raw honesty about his life goals and choices, even admitting that going broke, putting off having a family with his partner and constantly having to deal with a phobia of flying are among the prices he is willing to pay to pursue his dream.
Working on this album, I invested everything into it…That’s when I realized that I was happier working on it and literally losing everything than when I was good with money, but the music wasn’t what I wanted it to be…I felt music wasn’t helping people at one point. It was so much going on with the politics and the violence, you know? That was a groundbreaking moment. Leaving and getting off Def Jam was groundbreaking for me. Just overall figuring out that I’m still doing what I love.
K.R.I.T. has put out a lot of music in his tenure as an artist, and has left a huge impression both in the South and beyond. His latest project 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time is a double album about his artistic side as a distinct identity from his personal side over the last three years, and it’s a powerful statement. As K.R.I.T. says, “I put my heart and soul into this.” Listen now below.