Big K.R.I.T. (born Justin Scott) is a Mississippi native, rapper and producer who made his mark with a string of mixtape releases, including the 2010 digitally released K.R.I.T. Wuz Here and the follow-up Returnof4eva. In 2011 he was featured on the cover of XXL magazine as one of its "Top Eleven Freshmen" artists to watch. Later that year, Sha Money XL, former head of 50 Cent's G-Unit Records, signed Big K.R.I.T. to legendary rap label Def Jam for his debut studio album, Live From the Underground, which was released in June 2012.