If everything goes according to schedule, September 27 will be a big day for hip-hop, and specifically former XXL Freshmen: Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf and J. Cole, who all have all have their major label debut albums dropping on the same day. XXLMag.com recently spoke with Krizzle about what that particular Tuesday will mean for him.
“It’s a dope thing for hip-hop, because we all got our own fan bases, and then our fan bases together enjoy all of our music,” he said. “I’m excited, man.”
As for that album, K.R.I.T. says that he’s hard at work so that he can finish by the required date. The record’s title, Live From The Underground, he says, is a promise to his fans.
“These lines mean a lot more than just a lyric in a song,” he said, in reference to a line from “Return of 4Eva,” the opening track from April 2010′s K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, on which he spits, “It’s the Return of 4Eva hoe/Li-live from the, live from the underground.”
“I can sum up my ideas, or entire project, off of this one line,” he continued. “K.R.I.T. Wuz Here was kind of saying we bringing something back, in terms of Southern hip-hop, or reintroducing it to the newer generation. Return of 4Eva is something I can explain in an interview or on stage. It kind of just sums up the entire movement. And then going to [my upcoming] album, it’s me promising people that I’m not going to change because I signed a deal or my life is changing.”—Adam Fleischer