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Big K.R.I.T. Signs To Def Jam Records
posted Friday June 04, 2010 at 02:15AM PDT | 25 comments
This week's Mississippi DXnext artist is reportedly on his way to the house that Russell & Rick built.
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.