Big K.R.I.T. Explains "Praying Man" Collaboration With B.B. King, Reveals June 5 Release Date

Big K.R.I.T. tells Sway and Devi Dev about logging studio time with B.B. King, and that "Live From The Underground" will be released on June 5.

Those privy to see Big K.R.I.T. perform at the Shady 2.0 Showcase in Austin, Texas for South By Southwest may have wondered exactly what Sway and Devi Dev were up to when they mentioned a “secret announcement” after K.R.I.T.’s performance. After refusing to reveal the secret onstage, a video clip filmed in Austin reveals that the news was most likely a collaboration between the Meridian, Mississippi emcee and iconic Blues artist B.B. King.

“When I was working on this record, I was thinking, ‘Who could I get to get on this project…this song that would be so monumental?’” K.R.I.T. explained. While he was initially skeptical about getting King on his album, he was successful in getting it to happen.

“The name of the record is ‘Praying Man,’ and it was dope to be able to get a legend on the song,” K.R.I.T. added. “You know—15 Grammys, Rock Hall of Fame—I was able to get B.B. King on the record.”

Additionally, K.R.I.T. revealed that his retail debut, Live From The Underground, has been slated for a June 5 release via Def Jam. Music aside, the pair also had a chance to converse, and K.R.I.T. said King is definitely a fan of Hip Hop.

“We was chillin’,” K.R.I.T. said. “He was just telling me about his tour experiences and just music…he actually liked the song, and when I told him I was from Mississippi he was even more excited. We got in there, and he started playing on Lucille the guitar. And he played on the record too. It was surreal.”

Check out the full clip below, via Sway’s Universe.

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22 Comments

  • Anonymous

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  • TrollALERT

    BB King is incredible and a collabo with Krit should be great. On the other note, you trolls really are running out of material. Sheesh can you at least leave a funny comment? So far they all suck.

  • wu4lyf

    I am actually disgusted at the obscene amount of trolling going on HHDX. You kids must be teenagers who have nothing better to do than make faggot comments on these boards and dick ride whatever shitty rapper you would die for. This is ridiculously good news for Krizzle, BB King IS A FUCKING LEGEND. Krit's production is really special and lyrically he's getting better and better. He's one of my high hopes for the hip hop freshmen. I like Charles Hamilton's production as well and lyrically he's on point but he seems to have quite a few personal issues getting in the way. Go for it Krit, the world is yours. Son of Pimp C - make it happen! Very much looking forward to his debut!!

  • killamic

    Can u trolls ever take a break and make a serious comment forreal? damn u guys are fucking annoying. Go find yourselves a real hobby, u cant be that bored and it cant be that damn funny to be a troll all the gotdamn time. Anyhow, the bb king collabo is pretty interesting and im sure krit will deliver another dope album as usual.

  • yugang

    Im suprised that no one is talking about this collabo between him and fucking bb king, BB fucking KING! the legend! (i see mutuafuckas wannabe trolls on here or mofos wanna make retarded ass comments about swag though SMFH) i get that he might not be a big deal in hip hop, but he sure is a big deal in music period! Man cant wait to see this legendary blues guitarist/artist's contribution's to krit's track! Cant wait for his album period. Krit has dropped nothing but good quality shit so u can count on me going out and buying the record. That is all

  • DAGNRL

    ON A SIDE NOTE WHY THE FUCK IS HIPHOP DX ALL OF A SUDDEN REMOVING COMMENTS COMPLETELY? NOT JUST THE VIOLATING SPAM TEXT YOU SEE BUT COMPLETELY REMOVING COMMENTS, FUCKING PUSSY'S 90% OF THE MUSIC ON HERE OR MORE IS PARENTAL ADVISORY ALREADY SO WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU CENSORING US ? YA'LL REALLY MUST BE READING EVERY FUCKING COMMENT SO WHY NOT COMMENT ON THIS ???

  • Anonymous

    Hope it's just as good as his past 3 works and the production issues didn't get too in the way of everything.

  • James Brown Lives

    What the fuck "Swag" has to do with Hip Hop? I mean, c'mon, when I listen to something, I don't give a fuck about how the artist looks like, I just listen to the fuckin music!

  • Headbanger

    I NEVER HEARD OF THIS BITCH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA FUCK Y'ALL NIGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERZ XD ;)

  • So Icy Boi!

    Yeah, KRIT iz talented but he iz swagless. his clothes aint fashionable, he looks like a 2Pac fan from tha 90s... & he aint sexy... he iz a bit fat. Weezy has better beats & looks sexier. swag

  • YESSIR

    Big Krit has no swag residue dripping from his asshole. I have seen it and took pictures as proof. Swag is something you are born with and can't create it on your own.

    • NOSIR

      YEA cousin YESSIR your swag sucks curse your wack ass birth cousin for being born with a lame ass swag me on the other hand was born with probably the best swag in the WORLD! I thank God for it to i'm totally swagged cause I be swagging out CUM from my Dick all over me and the surrounding area now that's SWAG my nigga's WHAT!

    • @yessir

      if u got nothing better to do than to make useless un-intelligent comments for the sole purpose of being a fucking troll then dont bother posting a comment at all smh

    • nickrazor2000

      Damn dude, swag residue drippin from your asshole, sounds like a pesonal problem. you should see a doctor. He will probably tell you it is from having too much gay sex.

    • YESSIR

      Swag isn't all about looks. True, true we all like to check out men's fashion and judge how they look but swag is also how they carry themselves. Swag is something you are born with. I stay swagged out with swag residue dripping from my asshole. swag.

    • Big Mike

      you sound really gay this better be a girl talking about a mans swag this is hiphop music stop worry about how a man looks!!!! 'NIGGa You GAy!!!"

  • real rap

    This album could be straight up garbage. He could just record himself defecating in the studio and I would still buy it. Anyone that has enjoyed his last three projects needs to get off their ass and buy 5. Buy one for yourself and put your friends on with the other 4. He deserves it.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    we waiting on that krit

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