Hip Hop Made Me: Big K.R.I.T.

The Mississippi mixtape king.

Big K.R.I.T. Is Woke - K.R.I.T. has been rapping about Black Lives Matter ever since the hashtag's inception, even if he never actually uses the hashtag.(Photo: Prince Williams/WireImage) 

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Big K.R.I.T. Is Woke - K.R.I.T. has been rapping about Black Lives Matter ever since the hashtag's inception, even if he never actually uses the hashtag.(Photo: Prince Williams/WireImage) 

He Doesn't Shy Away From Cover Shoots  - Big K.R.I.T. has landed on the cover of several magazines from XXL to Rolling Out. He's spoken very candidly about his involvement in Black Lives Matter and the evolution of his music. (Photo: Rolling Out Magazine, November 2014)

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He Doesn't Shy Away From Cover Shoots  - Big K.R.I.T. has landed on the cover of several magazines from XXL to Rolling Out. He's spoken very candidly about his involvement in Black Lives Matter and the evolution of his music. (Photo: Rolling Out Magazine, November 2014)

The Mississippi Mixtape King - Big K.R.I.T. is the king of giving us a mixtape that makes the party.(Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) 

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The Mississippi Mixtape King - Big K.R.I.T. is the king of giving us a mixtape that makes the party.(Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) 

When Jazz and Hip-Hop Link - Big K.R.I.T. and Kenneth Whalum are joining together to put out a single titled "Might Not Be Okay." We're sure this collaboration is about to be fire!(Photo: Big KRIT via Instagram) 

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When Jazz and Hip-Hop Link - Big K.R.I.T. and Kenneth Whalum are joining together to put out a single titled "Might Not Be Okay." We're sure this collaboration is about to be fire!(Photo: Big KRIT via Instagram) 

Last Year's Hit! - We haven't heard from Big K.R.I.T. in a minute. Last year he put out his full length album It's Better This Way. We're sitting here ready for his next move.(Photo: SouthBound Records) 

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Last Year's Hit! - We haven't heard from Big K.R.I.T. in a minute. Last year he put out his full length album It's Better This Way. We're sitting here ready for his next move.(Photo: SouthBound Records) 

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Don't Sleep on His Production Skillz - Big K.R.I.T.'s lyrically bombastic rap skills often overshadow his beastly production prowess. But the man knows how to create music through and through.(Photo: Def Jam) 

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Don't Sleep on His Production Skillz - Big K.R.I.T.'s lyrically bombastic rap skills often overshadow his beastly production prowess. But the man knows how to create music through and through.(Photo: Def Jam) 

His First Tour Hustle - Big K.R.I.T. went on tour for the first time back in 2010 with the Smoker's Club alongside fellow rappers Curren$y and Smoke DZA. That same year, he opened for Wiz Khalifa.(Photo: Rick Kern/Getty Images) 

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His First Tour Hustle - Big K.R.I.T. went on tour for the first time back in 2010 with the Smoker's Club alongside fellow rappers Curren$y and Smoke DZA. That same year, he opened for Wiz Khalifa.(Photo: Rick Kern/Getty Images) 

K.R.I.T Goes Solo - We were all stunned to find out that Big K.R.I.T. was leaving the label life after he tweeted back in July that he's no longer with Def Jam.  (Photo: Prince Williams/FilmMagic) 

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K.R.I.T Goes Solo - We were all stunned to find out that Big K.R.I.T. was leaving the label life after he tweeted back in July that he's no longer with Def Jam.  (Photo: Prince Williams/FilmMagic)