Arguably one of Mississippi spitter Big K.R.I.T.’s most well-received music videos, the visual to Live From The Underground’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” is filled with images that depict the rapper’s upbringing in The Magnolia State. For those who found themselves intrigued by the video, Big K.R.I.T. recently offered up a breakdown of the KRSP-directed visual while speaking with AmbrosiaForHeads.com.
“My grandmother taught Sunday school for a long time. We all sung in the choir. You know what I’m saying? Everybody had that choir solo. So, I feel like it’s extremely important to put that in my music,” said the rapper after pointing out the addition of his grandmother’s piano in the video.
Big K.R.I.T. also shared a little insight on the song’s lyrics as he went on to breakdown this particular line: “The fear of falling off will haunt me well into my teens/ The moment that the world took a shit upon my dreams.”
While breaking down that specific lyric, he spoke on the doubt he faced from others while beginning his rap career.
“At some point [you] really wanna do what you want to do for a living. Sometimes people can’t see that,” K.R.I.T. explained. “Like your dreams seem too broad or too big for the real world…It was a point in time where I was rapping where it just wasn’t a lot of people that believed in what I was doing or didn’t think the content was what people wanted to hear. And so, growing up and hearing that either you gonna listen to it and then you be like ‘Alright, I’m not gonna follow my dreams.’ Or either you gonna use that as motivation.”
Featured on Big K.R.I.T.’s debut album Live From The Underground, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” also boasts production from the Meridian, Mississippi rapper.