Big K.R.I.T. Reveals "Live From The Underground" Features, Explains How He Linked With B.B. King

Big K.R.I.T. explains the origin of his collaborative track, "Praying Man," with B.B. King.

While in Austin, Texas for SXSW, Big K.R.I.T. chopped it up with Hard Knock TV, revealing several guest features on his upcoming Def Jam debut Live from the Underground, due June 5th. During the interview, the Meridian, Mississippi native said that he has Big Sean, 2 Chainz, 8Ball & MJG, Anthony Hamilton and B.B. King on the album, explaining how the latter connection was formed for the track "Praying Man."

"When I wrote the song, I was like, yo, this would be so dope, you know what would be crazy? To put B.B. King on it. And we laughed and shit, and then we just forgot about it," he said. "And then I reached out to my lawyer and was like, I really want to make this happen. Thank God, somebody that really works side-by-side with B.B. King, a younger cat named Jason, he was [familiar with] my music. So he was actually able to let B.B. hear the sing, talk to B.B. like, ‘Yo, he’s from Mississippi, let’s try to do something different. Listen to this.’ And he was down to do it. I actually had the opportunity to fly out to Vegas and be in the studio with B.B. I’m excited for people to see the footage."

He also touched on how sample clearances and features are what kept his debut from landing in stores on its original release date, September 27th.

"I was working on my album back in September 27, we was pretty much done with it. But getting all these features and the samples cleared definitely made it the way I wouldn’t be [assuring] the people. Because I could easily replay the samples or try to do something different, but I felt like, the first one has gotta be like this."

Watch the full interview below.

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32 Comments

  • SWISHA

    NIGGAS BE HAVING HIGH HOPES FOR THEIR FAVORITE RAPPERS & THEN WHEN THEY DROP THE ALBUM, THE FANS TURN THEIR BACKS ON THEM. IT ALWAYS HAPPENS.

  • GrimGenius

    big krit is like the southern kendrick lamar lol.......imo

  • JET$

    The only rap feature that needs to be on this album is 3 stacks or Big Boi or better yet both. titty bitch can suck it.

    • Shocked

      you never know how the track will sound. big boi himself had gucci mane on shinke blockas and that was one of the best songs off the album

    • 3StaxizKing

      Good call regarding the Outkast features. Bun B and Luda would be sick too. "Country Shit" was a banger.

  • Killalex

    No Krit, why are you putting that wack ass mumbling faggot Titty Boi on your album, could damage it from classic status.

  • JM

    Wow, that's wassup. KRIT got a Blues/guitar LEGEND on his album. Amazing. Fuuuck Big Sean though..had to be said.

  • YESSIR

    LISTEN UNLESS HE GET DRAKE ON A HOK AND BOI ONDA OR TMINUS THIS SHIT WONT EVEN DO TYGA NUMBERS. BUT LETS SEE IF YALL CALL IT A FLOP. I FUCK WITH BIG KRIT TOO. WE KNOW BIG KRIT IS A FAN OF YMCMB. THAT HOMETOWN SHIT IS MY JOINT. BUT HE NEED TO GO ON AND HAVE THAT JEW JOHNNY SHIPES CALL DRAKE SO WE CAN GET HIM POPPIN JUST CUT THE CHECK. 13 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG

    • GoReadABook

      KRIT doesn't have YMCMB behind him. For some reason people will inexplicably love Young Money music and buy it...that's their motto: sell out to sell records. Tyga flopped for a YMCMB release. Little bitch

    • derrickharmon

      Fuck you drake and ymcmb

  • Anonymous

    Big Krit is gonna kill the game, good to hear a rapper who still true

  • Anonymous

    Got a feelin this shit will be legendary... Praying for a krit and 3 stacks collaboration

  • Greggo

    What? 13 comments and nobody is talking about how awesome a Big Krit, B.B. King track is? I'm disappointed in the hip hop heads. The man is the greatest blues guitarist to ever walk the earth. I can't wait to hear this one, it could be a classic.

  • Camrao

    2Chainz? Fuck, KRIT. Why? WHYYYYYY?!

  • Anonymous

    starting to think 2 chainz is paying people so he can be on their song

  • Alf Capone

    cant wait. krit is a beast

  • TEXAS

    I AM GLAD THERE IS NOT TO MANY FEATURES ON HIS FIRST ALBUM .........I KEEP TELLING MY DAD BB KING IS ON A RAP SONG BUT HE DON'T BELIEVE ME

  • dicks

    i43.tinypic.com/ezh5kk.jpg

  • detroit89

    what about his country cousin yelawolf? i bet he will be on the album. would be nice to see curren$y, david banner, and fiend on this album.

  • InB4 The So Icey troll. Im so ahead of you on this shit!

    Message to so icey (and this applies to that YESSIR muthafucker too): Dont even think about coming on here and trolling away on this page. Your not funny, cool or clever. Your're one of the wackest most generic unoriginal trolls that ever existed on the internet. In the future, either come up with some fresh new ORIGINAL FUNNY material or keep your motherfucking fingers off the keyboard and take yo ass somewhere else. /message Anyhow, you guys (on hhdx) already reported on krit's collab and release date, why re-report it is if its new news? just saying. Regardless, looking forward to this shit.

    • @the two morons after me

      @yourjustasbad i seriously hope your're a kid and not a grown ass man, typing up such garbage unintelligent garbage smh @anonymous just because i have had it with coming across shitty troll spam all over this site every single day and decide to address them doesnt mean they're winning anything. what do they win? the internet? attention? if anything it shows they are nothing more than losers who have nothing going for them except to type up dumbass troll comments.

    • Anonymous

      The fact that you feel the need to post this means they're winning.

    • YouAreJustAsBad

      ^^^You're so queer.

  • bangoura

    Always good to see an Anthony Hamilton collab

  • Anonymous

    yeah he said Big Sant, not Big Sean, thank god he ain't working with that sellout

  • Charlie...

    he didn't say Big Sean...he said Big Sant...bitch. Check your facts...

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