Big K.R.I.T. Performs “Mixed Messages” for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert
Hip-hop has become a mainstay at NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series and the latest rapper to stop by the office is Big K.R.I.T.
Backed by Burniss Travis II on bass, Justin Tyson on drums and Bryan-Michael Cox on the keyboard, the Mississippi spitter kicked off his set "Mixed Messages" before going into "Keep the Devil Off."
Following his second song, things got emotional when Big K.R.I.T. pulled out an old-school tape recorder that his late grandmother actually used to record him and his brother singing and reciting poetry. "I have to feel like my grandmother was my first mix engineer," the rapper said before hitting play on a recording of him singing Donell Jones' 1999 hit, "Where I Wanna Be."
Big K.R.I.T. then went into the final song of his set, "Bury Me in Gold," but had to start the song over after he couldn't catch the beat. "We gone have to do this one over," the rapper said while laughing. "I'm super emotional from this, too. I apologize."
Up next for K.R.I.T., the 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time rapper will be hitting the road this month for his Heavy Is the Crown Tour. Joined by CyHi The Prynce, the trek kicks off on March 16 in St. Louis, Mo. before the rapper makes stops in Boston, New York, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans and more. The tour wraps up on April 28 in Chicago.
Check out Big K.R.I.T.'s Tiny Desk performance below.
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