Tastemakers and industry elites were in for a real treat last night (May 15).  That’s because, Mississippi MC, Big K.R.I.T. held a private listening party for his upcoming debut album, Live From The Underground, in New York City. The VIP event brought many supporters and even artists, like Maino.

Just like the chosen attendees last night, K.R.I.T. was particular about the artists he worked with on his upcoming debut album, Live From The Underground, which is due out June 5.

“I did songs with people I had established relationships with,” K.R.I.T. said. “I love the music that they do. I worked with Bun B, Melanie Fiona, Anthony Hamilton, 8Ball and MJG—they my partners—and you know 2 Chainz is the homie."

Although K.R.I.T. did a lot of great songs with different artists, one special feature stands out the most and is very special to K.R.I.T. That’s of Blues legend, BB King, who is featured on the new project. And it's of no surprise that K.R.I.T. speaks of his love for blues music and the influence it had on him and his grandmother.

"BB King was a crazy situation,” he said. “To do a record and for him to actually play 'Lucille' on a project was crazy."

Big K.R.I.T. also produced the entire album. He says it's possible that he is open to the possibility of working with other producers in the future, but for now he really enjoys doing his own thing.  He adds, "I produced the last three mixtapes I dropped.  It's one of those situations, if it ain't broke, don't fix it."—Chanel Clark