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      BIG K.R.I.T. "From The South With Love" 2019 Tour in Birmingham

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      November 13, 2019

      Wednesday   8:00 PM

      513 22nd Street South
      Birmingham, Alabama 35233

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      BIG K.R.I.T. "From The South With Love" 2019 Tour

      Big K.R.I.T. is a rappers rapperclever with lyrics, nimble with rhyme flows, and generouswith food for thought. But the Meridian, Mississippi artist, whose stage name is an acronym forKing Remembered In Time, isnt just here to wow you with his words; K.R.I.T. wants to be avoice for the people.A lot of times I made music, I hit em with the similes, the metaphors and it's great, buthow do I create the type of music that can really help somebody, that people can relate to? saysK.R.I.T., a savior of yesteryears countrified hip-hop. Don't get it twistedmy lyrical prowessis still very important to me, but Im really understanding my place, what God wants for me.The former Def Jam recording artist is embarking on a new chapter in a career thats beenlong beloved for bars and an unapologetically Southern sound. Now releasing musicindependently, K.R.I.T. has shed major-label presumptions and is set on delivering an accessiblethird full-length studio album that showcases a matured MC doing what he does best. I'mtalking more about love, being excited about life, understanding depression, vices and how wemedicate ourselves for what's going on, says K.R.I.T. And then I got the aspect of finallyfinding yourself and being happy.That journey began long ago, when the Third Coast representer born Justin Scott splittime between homepainted with the soul tunes of Willie Hutch, Bobby Womack and Curtis Mayfieldand church, where he performed in the choir as a child. By 14, music crept to theforefront. K.R.I.T. took up poetry, soon flipping those rhymes into songs just like his rap heroesOutKast, UGK and Three 6 Mafia. Hed also started producing his own tracks on Playstationsmusic creation program MTV Music Generator, using a makeshift at-home setup to record.It was a two-deck karaoke machine where I could play something out loud and thenrecord through the other tape, remembers K.R.I.T., who elevated to more sophisticated softwareand 16s as he got serious about his craft. A former high school baseball player, he moved toAtlanta after graduating to focus on music full-time. I had to really grindjumping on theGreyhound early morning and late nights to catch a showcase, holler at this DJ, network orpromote my music.K.R.I.T. began making noise via local mixtapes and by peddling CDs out of his trunk,also selling beats to other artists to keep his lights on. Yet it took five years of hustle and flowbefore he was discovered by Cinematic Music Group founder Jonny Shipes in 2009. Thefollowing year, he signed with Def Jam Records and dropped his proud breakout mixtapeK.R.I.T. Wuz Here, which features his statement-making single Country Shit. Its heartiersuccessor Return Of 4eva followed in 2011. K.R.I.T. Wuz Here was rawexperimenting withevery sound that I grew up listening to and showing people Im from Mississippi and I couldreally rap, he says, looking back on the self-produced freebies. On Return Of 4eva I had to tellyou who I am, not trying to out rap the beat but just telling my story, giving quality content.The producer/rappers stock continued to rise as he dropped his anticipated 2012 studiodebut album Live From The Underground, celebrating his Dirty South heritage alongside legendslike Bun B, 8Ball & MJG, Big Boi, and blues icon B.B. King. My grandmother put me ontoB.B. King, he says. Working with him is definitely one of the biggest things to happen in mylife. He followed that release by hitting the features circuit, most notably stealing the show onA$AP Rockys 2013 high-stakes posse cut 1 Train.All the while, K.R.I.T. geared up for his 2014 second LP Cadillactica, a conceptualproject that imagines his subconscious as its own planetcomplete with lowrider spaceships andhis own big-bang theory. He expanded his sound by recruiting producers like Raphael Saadiq,Rico Love, DJ Dahi and Terrace Martin, opting for singing and live instrumentation in favor of samples. I wanted to go more soulful, more intergalactic, more synthesized, experiment withconcepts; it showed that Id grown, K.R.I.T. says. That gave me even more courage to just dome. After releasing twelve freestyles in twelve hours, K.R.I.T. announced through Twitter thathe and Def Jam had parted ways on July 6, 2016.On October 27, 2017, K.R.I.T. released his third double studio album, 4eva Is a Mighty LongTime. The album marks K.R.I.T.'s first independent release under his Multi Alumni label,following a departure from Def Jam.After years of making it cool to be Southern, K.R.I.T. is preparing a fourth album K.R.I.T.IZ HERE coming soon.

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