Big K.R.I.T. Archive

Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T.

Recalling the Dirty South sound of UGK and Scarface, Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. spent five years on the mixtape circuit honing his skills before his 2010 release took his career to another level.The release was the mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, a groundbreaking critical success that had bloggers declaring the South’s future, while a commercial success as well, generating enough downloads and “likes” that the Def Jam label took notice, signing the artist that same year. It was also the year K.R.I.T. — which stands for King Remembered In Time — appeared on Currensy’s Top 40 debut, Pilot Talk, along with Wiz Khalifa’s hit mixtape Kush & Orange Juice. His 2011 release Return of 4eva was extravagant by mixtape standards, with elaborate cover art and guest appearances from Chamillionaire, Raheem DeVaughn, and David Banner, along with challenging titles like “Another Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Encouraging Racism.” A track on R&B singer Chris Brown’s 2011 mixtape Boy in Detention indicated that his commercial aspirations were still there as well, although the guest list for his 2012 debut, Live from the Underground, would be a mix of true hip-hop (Eightball & MJG, Devin the Dude, and Bun B) and truly surprising…

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Welcome to Monotonia – Mike Floss

Welcome to Monotonia - Mike Floss
Photo: Leah Grace Photography

Picture yourself a young musician watching primetime television, a music awards show, and suddenly one of your idols and most respected musicians in the game premiers a commercial about a music service that features non other than…your music! Well that’s exactly what happened one night when someone pointed out a commercial for Jay-Z’s new streaming service, Tidal, during The Billboard Music Awards. The soundtrack to the commercial was “Dopeboy Dreaming,” by Nashville native and the son of a Jazz musician, Mike Floss. Since then, Mike has been busy. In between time putting pen to paper and recording, he’s managed to find time to tour with and open for artists like Future, Big K.R.I.T., Wale and Yo Gotti just to name a few. He’s been working with producers Syk Sense (Drake, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar) and Ducko McFli (Drake, Migos, Lil Yachty). He was active on the 2017 music festival circuit and a favorite at this year’s Sloss Music & Arts Festival.

You can see MusicBham’s exclusive interview with Mike Floss in this episode of Welcome to Monotonia from Sloss Music & Art’s Festival below. Then you can go see Mike perform live tonight, Friday,…

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