Big K.R.I.T. makes his return to music through a series of freestyles and a declaration of his label independence.
Grab the closest pair of headphones or hook up the aux cord to the loudest speakers you have – Big K.R.I.T. has dropped a series of new freestyles over the beats to some of the year’s hottest tracks, including Pusha T’s ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous‘, ScHoolboy Q’s ‘That Part‘, and Drake’s latest AM/PM instalment, ‘4PM in Calabasas‘.
The tracks were dropped as part of a creative release strategy carried out by Krizzle himself, titled “XII/XII“, with a new song being uploaded to his Soundcloud every hour from 12 pm to 12 am. After all the freestyles were released, K.R.I.T. took to Twitter to announce that he was no longer a part of his label, Def Jam Records.
And at this moment right now, I want to share with you, that I am no longer with Def Jam.
— Big K.R.I.T. (@BIGKRIT) July 6, 2016
While it may not initially seem like a benefit to K.R.I.T.’s career, he has always seemed to operate better as an independent artist, as it allows him to release as frequent or infrequently as he likes without a label force dictating what must be included in his releases. Here’s hoping for more music from the self-proclaimed King of the South soon.
XII/XII, or ’12 for 12′, marks Big K.R.I.T.’s first proper release since ‘It’s Better This Way’ dropped last October, and can now be streamed in full below.