The industry and street buzz surrounding Meridian, Mississippi native Big K.R.I.T. is louder than an angry killer bee swarm these days. AllHipHop.com caught up with the newest member of Def Jams rap roster at his tour stop in New York City to find out who his biggest Hip-Hop influences are:
AllHipHop.com: We do a regular feature called Top 5 Dead or Alive can you name yours?
Big K.R.I.T.: Andre 3000, Cee-lo Green, Pimp C, Scarface, and Bun B
AllHipHop.com: Can you tell us why theyre your Top 5?
ANDRE 3000 & CEE-LO
Big K.R.I.T.: Being able to watch Andre 3000 and Cee-lo Green transform into the artists that theyve become now and not really have no barriers at all, as far as like this is Hip-Hop Ima sing Ima play the guitar on my s**t Ima do me. That really drove me to be like alright, I can transform and transcend from that box they put you in as far as Hip-Hop.
Big K.R.I.T.: Pimp C for saying whatever the f**k he felt. You know? Im saying like it was from this mans heart everytime you seen him. That was him it wasnt a façade, it wasnt because somebody told him. You know what Im saying?
Big K.R.I.T.: Scarface for the storytelling the soul he puts into it, the amount of honesty he puts into his music.
Big K.R.I.T.: Bun B is probably one of the most consistent muthaf*ckas EVER. Hes always gonna kill a record. Dont EVER sleep on him. You know what Im saying, hes been doing it for years and years consistently, and I dont know another muthaf**ka that gets in the studio and do that type of s**t.
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