The never-ending controversy surrounding Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control (HOF)” is still a hot topic of discussion. Big K.R.I.T., one of the emcees called out on the track, recently spoke to Revolt about the verse and his take on it.
K.R.I.T. revealed that the track was excellent exposure for him. “It’s one of those things where I appreciated the promotion, for one,” said K.R.I.T. “He mentioned me, a lot of people were like, ‘Why the fuck he say Big K.R.I.T. name?’ And then they went and checked out my music, they went and heard [A$AP Rocky’s] ‘1 Train,’ and now they understand.”
“It’s a lot of people on Twitter that never heard my music before, now they going back… I’ve been lyrical, I’ve been putting it down,” he added.
Ultimately, K.R.I.T. didn’t take the matter personally. “I didn’t take it that seriously as a diss. Hip Hop is competitive, but I am a competitor. This is a gladiator kind of sport. Ain’t no goddamn beef. It’s like a respect. If you’re on a basketball court, and you know a nigga cross you over, you might play defense with him a little different. You won’t let the nigga break your ankle. I would assume not, and that’s what I’m not trying to do. Ain’t no one gonna shake me…”
K.R.I.T. was also asked when fans could expect his next album. “When I can ride from Atlanta…to Mississippi, and listen to the project, and not feel like I gotta mix something, that I gotta change something, that I gotta resequence these records. By myself, though. Nobody’s opinion, just me. I can ride from point A to point B, and I feel content with it? That’s when I know it’s ready, because that’s what music helps you do, get from point A to point B.”
Big K.R.I.T. recently spoke with HipHopDX, revealing that his next project will be more soulful, and feature contributions from Terrace Martin, DJ Dahi, Chad Hugo, and others.
Watch the interview below:
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