A native of Mississippi, Big Krit began his music career in 2005 and released multiple mixtapes. Scott first rose to prominence with the release of his sixth mixtape, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, in 2010 and promptly signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings. In 2012, he released his debut studio album, Live from the Underground, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200. In 2016, he announced that he is no longer signed to Def Jam, and launched his own record label Multi Alumni in 2017. He released his third album, 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, under his label Multi Alumni in October 2017. He recently dropped his fifth studio album Digital Roses Don’t Die. While he hasn’t received mainstream success, his consistency and creativity has earned him a loyal fanbase and respect from his peers.
Current Birmingham Mayor, Randall L. Woodfin named K.R.I.T. as his favorite rapper.
K.R.I.T. has cited UGK, Outkast, 8Ball & MJG, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., David Banner, and CeeLo Green as his influences
"King Remembered In Time."
He started rapping at the age of 12.
He played tuba in his school's orchestra.
He was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X inspired K.R.I.T.'s musical approach.
Real name: Justin Lewis Scott
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News | Aug 10, 2023, 2:00 AM PDT
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News | Apr 26, 2023, 3:31 PM PDT
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News | Feb 14, 2023, 3:11 PM PST
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Singles | Feb 13, 2023, 11:09 AM PST
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News | Jan 2, 2023, 2:46 PM PST
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News | Dec 1, 2022, 10:39 AM PST
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Singles | Oct 14, 2022, 11:18 AM PDT
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News | Jul 20, 2022, 4:13 AM PDT
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News | Jul 19, 2022, 2:40 PM PDT
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News | Jun 5, 2022, 11:39 AM PDT