Big K.R.I.T. Signs To Def Jam Records
Yesterday, John "Jonnyshipes" Shapiro of Big K.R.I.T.'s management team revealed that the DXnext emcee for this week has signed with Def Jam Records. Shapiro (@JonnyShipes) tweeted, "thank u to every1 who helped,supported & spread the word of @bigkrit its official cinematic x def jam x big krit." Previously, HipHopDX insiders were aware of negotiations between the Rap hopeful and the label giant, but nothing was confirmed.
At that time, Def Jam VP of A&R Sha Money XL told DX that Big K.R.I.T. was promising to be the label's next star. Earlier this year, K.R.I.T. released K.R.I.T. Wuz Here , a championed mixtape featuring Wiz Khalifa and Devin The Dude.
The rapper will remain a Cinematic Music Group artist. Read Big K.R.I.T.'s DXnext feature, posted yesterday, here.
HipHopDX will keep you updated of developments.