Big K.R.I.T. Enlists Future and 9th Wonder For New Project
So last time we spoke you said you were on your way overseas for the first time. How did that go?
We ran through Europe. We did London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sweden... just being able to see people's response and seeing people turnt up because they know the records, it's amazing just to see. I never would have imagined I'd be able to go overseas and get that type of love.
Let me ask you this before you go: How do you feel about a few rappers saying people shouldn't give away so much free music as it deters fans from actually buying albums?
Well, how I got in this position was giving away free music. It's one of those things that come with the territory. In between projects while you're working on the album you got to put out work to keep people anticipating the album and just checking for your music in general.
But you seem to pace yourself more and release music at a much more methodical pace. True?
It's still one of those things for me where if my name is attached it has to be a certain level of quality so I take my time with my mixtapes and my albums. We haven't dropped anything really since June because I still shoot videos, tour, and come up with concepts and all that whether it's a mixtape or an album. To me, even nowadays, it's still quality over quantity.
Big K.R.I.T.'s mixtape is available for download today.