Big K.R.I.T. Speaks On Returning To The Essence Of Rap On "King Remembered In Time"

posted Thursday May 02 ,2013 at 03:30PM CDT | 49 comments

Big K.R.I.T. Speaks On Returning To The Essence Of Rap On

Big K.R.I.T. says he was hoping for a project fans could gravitate towards with "King Remembered In Time."

With his most recent mixtape, King Remembered In Time, Mississippi spitter Big K.R.I.T. revealed that he was hoping to make a return to the essence of his music with the release of the free project. K.R.I.T. recently chopped it up with Ambrosia For Heads and addressed the mixtape after being questioned about his purpose in life.

“Just to help people,” the rapper revealed. “I think at some point I think you get caught up with the business. You get caught up with the hustle of it all and grinding and you forget that the whole reason is just so people can hear your music. That’s all I wanted. So, this was me remembering that and aside from clearing the samples, aside from the paperwork, let’s get back to me just rapping. I just want to hear people play it in they car. I got back to that mind frame and that’s why it took a long time working on this project.”

K.R.I.T. also provided a breakdown of the name of the mixtape, which references the acronym in his stagename. According to the Meridian, Mississippi rapper, the title was chosen before the release of King Remembered In Time and ultimately was a branding decision made on his part.

“One, it brands the name. Two, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here was—my introduction for a lot of people,” said K.R.I.T. “I think that name itself, before people even knew what K.R.I.T. stood for, was just so big. And so it’s almost like coming back around in my mind with K.R.I.T. Wuz Here Part 2. Instead of the Wuz Here, you know what this name means so let me really brand it King Remembered In Time. I’mma be a king and you can’t denounce my bloodline. I’m here. And so that’s what that was really about. Me standing up and proving that and showing that and believing in myself.”

King Remembered In Time was released last month and serves as the follow-up to Big K.R.I.T.’s 4Eva N' A Day.

RELATED: Big K.R.I.T. "King Remembered In Time" Stream & Download Link

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  • Don't Believe The Hype
    Even Lil Wayne said he was returning to the essence of rap on Tha Carter III.
    • Anonymous
      hopsin better than the carter 3
  • Anonymous
    Matlock - Brand New Nikes'
  • RRE
    Rapper Big Pooh - Zone Out
  • RRE
    Sean Price - Hearing Aid THATS ESSENCE
  • Anonymous
    torae does it
  • Anonymous
    9TH WONDER
  • RRE
    METHOD MAN AND REDMAN
  • RRE
    outkast - ain't no thang'
  • Anonymous
    i guess real rap is over your head come back when u understand
  • Anonymous
    skyzoo does it
  • Anonymous
    j.cole never does it
  • Anonymous
    the perfect rhyme scheme with a sample and dope drums its a certain type of beat trap music killed it elzhi does it tho
  • Anonymous
    HIPHOP LIVES UNDERGROUND
  • Anonymous
    slacker radio . com underground rap radio where the essence lives
  • Anonymous
    essence is when its done for hip hop rap is when its done for money
  • Anonymous
    gensu dean and planet asia - abrasions has essence dilated peoples has essence Busta Rhymes Twerk It not so much
  • Anonymous
    krit fans dont know hip hop
  • Anonymous
    lil wayne invented bling once the the ice melts (big chains and diamonds) we can bring the real back
  • southwestATLien
    dis aint no hip hop records!!!!..these county rap tunes!!!!!.. so u can separate us from the rest like i told ya last time!!! -Pimp C
  • 87t7666
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=zox6rw5pwc
  • That Uncut Raw
    Look, I'm a fan of KRIT as much as the next man, but dude should take more time answering these questions. He's saying he wanted to just rap and make music people could play in their cars. So, what the fuck was he doing the last few projects? And don't even get me started on the part with him talking about why he named the tape King Remembered in Time. He's sounding like one of those 3rd graders on the ATT commercials where they're sitting around the table with the white guy in a suit...
    • Anonymous
      your comment makes about as much sense as a fish wearing a life jacket
  • d-nucks
    I really don't understand some of the hate you niggaz got for this dude. I MEAN can you honestly say Big krit is BAD FOR THE GAME? There alot of garbage ass rappers out here....and you can honestly say BIG KRIT SUCKS?...dude makes QUALITY MUSIC CONSISTENTLY. And he humble....and he real... Let me find out you fuck niggaz that hate on KRIT are Future fans! lmao!!!
    • Anonymous
      was a fan of krit till he went mainstream he lost his essence
  • k flop
    This is a really good mixtape and you can hear and feel the love put into this. I play this everyday.
  • RRE
    his mixtape K.R.I.T was here had more essence
    • That Uncut Raw
      Did I really just read that? "...had more ESSENCE"??? Please, do tell us what the fuck that's even supposed to mean. I'll wait.
    • Anonymous
      hometown hero had the essence
    • Anonymous
      the essence is what makes it good without it u get albums like recovery and rappers like lil wayne
  • RRE
    FUCK A COMMERCIAL RAPPER
    • Anon
      You're dumb as hell. It doesn't matter whether a rapper is mainstream or not. Big K.R.I.T aint like the other mainstream cats. J. Cole. Kendrick, KRIT, bring essence back to the mainstream. You've obviously closed your ears to it. And closed your mind.
    • That Uncut Raw
      @anon I don't think he was directing that comment towards KRIT...
    • That Uncut Raw
      @anon: No, I was wrong; he was talking about KRIT. Don't worry. He's the same guy that said KRIT Wuz Here has more "essence", whatever the fuck that even means...
    • Anonymous
      did u see the tracklist he was using waka flows stfu
  • RRE
    THE REAL ESSENCE IS UNDERGROUND MAINSTREAM IS ALL THE SAME HELP SAVE HIP HOP AND SUPPORT UNDERGROUND ARTISTS
    • That Uncut Raw
      Quit using the word "essence", you yatch. You sound like KRIT explaining his album title (i.e. like an idiot).
    • Anonymous
      krs one tot me about the essence nelly or krs one tell me who got more essence
  • RRE
    eLZhi - That's That One krit a fake mc
  • RRE
    eLZhi - Blue window
  • RRE
    big krit dont no hip hop
  • REAL RAP ESSENCE
    Journalist 103 - Dreamer O.C. & Apollo Brown - Anotha one Purpose & Confidence - Harsh Realities Beneficence - Straight Out The Gate Rashad & Confidence - Understand
    • Anonymous
      pure rap esssence
  • Anonymous
    no he didnt
  • RC
    Most consistant emcee in the buisness today hands down.
  • 490717
    "lets get back to me just rapping" And for this I say thanks
  • Drake best rapper alive
    big shit will never be on drakes level
    • Anonymous
      Good joke, bitch. KRIT is already above Drake, who isn't the best rapper alive.
  • Anonymous
    HE GONNA BRING THAT HIP HOP WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE YOU CAN TELL HE A GOOD GUY