Big K.R.I.T. participated in a live Q&A session that was driven by HipHopDX’s readers on the site’s Facebook page today (November 14).
During the session, the Meridian, Mississippi rapper answered a variety of questions from fans on a number of topics.
Responding to a question asking which artist from the South has been his biggest inspiration, Big K.R.I.T. pointed to a Texas rapper.
“thats hard to say,” Big K.R.I.T. explains. “I would say Bunb because i know him personally and hes giving me so much positive advice and insight in this game”
Continuing on the theme of the South, Big K.R.I.T. says the region has had a sizable impact on Hip Hop.
“a tremendous impact!!!!” he says. “from the soulful samples with hard 808 drums to the chopped and screwed vocals!”
Discussing his creative process in the studio, Big K.R.I.T. explains where he finds inspiration from.
“i normally vibe out to old school records at first,” he explains. “Then i think about conversations i had with people. try to draw inspiration from real life topics and experience”
Addressing his break as a producer, Big K.R.I.T. says it was birthed from need.
“Out of necessity,” he says. “i couldnt afford to pay for beats so i had to make them. After awhile i got better at making beats because i started to study hiphop music more.”
Answering a question about the key to molding a well-crafted song, Big K.R.I.T. says it is about having an objective.
“Make the kind of music that has purpose and meaning,” Big K.R.I.T. explains. “challenge yourself to write about topics that may seem taboo or looked over. then sequence them in away where its easy to listen to straight thru”
Elsewhere, Big K.R.I.T. named Pharrell and Kanye West as his biggest, modern-day influences.
“pharrell and kanye are always pushing the boundaries of music.”
To see what else Big K.R.I.T. had to say, visit HipHopDX’s Facebook page.
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