Big K.R.I.T.: Prefix Artist to Watch (P.A.W.)

Up to now, Meridian, Miss., population 40,000, is more known for being the hometown of Jimmie Rodgers, famous country yodeler of such Depression-era classics like “In the Jailhouse Now,” than for being a hotbed of hip-hop talent. That could change, though, with the emergence of rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. Though Big K.R.I.T.

has been releasing independent albums since 2005, he has only become a rising force in hip-hop circles, especially blogs, over the past year. Last winter he released the DJ Break 'em Off-sponsored mixtape, The Last King , and the album finally captured the buzz and recognition K.R.I.T. had been striving for.

A free album released through Cinematic Music Group and Creative Control, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here , hit the Web ....

from 'Prefix Magazine'

8:07 p.m. Monday 7th June 2010 EST
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