DXnext alum Big K.R.I.T. is the type of artist, like David Banner or Kanye West, that is just as likely to be praised for his beats as he is for his verses. It isn’t hard to imagine a lot of emcee’s enlisting the young southerner for some behind the boards work on their projects, regardless of whether he raps on the tracks or not. And, according to K.R.I.T., that would be just fine with him.
Speaking to TheWellVersed.com recently, the Mississippi rapper/producer revealed a list of artists he would love to work with. That he listed legends like Bun B, Cee-Lo Green, and Andre 300 was no surprise. But he signaled out one group who he would be willing to strictly produce for, and a full LP of songs at that. K.R.I.T. said, “8Ball & MJG, if I could produce a whole album by them, without me even rapping.” The hugely influential Memphis duo have been releasing for nearly two decades now, with such full length acclaimed works as Comin’ Out Hard and On Top Of The World to their name. In fact, the title of Ball & G’s 2000 release, Space Age 4 Eva, could be seen as a possible influence on the name of K.R.I.T.’s latest mixtape, Return of 4eva.
Big K.R.I.T. is currently on the road with Freddie Gibbs and Smoke Dza on the Return To 4eva Tour. To read about more of K.R.I.T.’s dream collaborations, including some non-Hip Hop choices, read the rest of his interview at TheWellVersed.com.