Happy Birthday Big K.R.I.T.

Happy Birthday Big K.R.I.T.

Justin Lewis Scott[1] (born August 26, 1986), better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T. (a backronym for King Remembered in Time),[2] is an American rapper and record producer. Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he started his musical career in 2005. After signing with Def Jam Recordings, K.R.I.T. achieved notable recognition following the release of his single, “Country Shit”, which featured Ludacris and Bun B on the remix. In June 2012, he released his debut studio album, Live from the Underground, which debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart.

K.R.I.T.’s second album, Cadillactica, released in November 2014, also peaked at number five on the Billboard 200. In 2016, he announced that he is no longer signed to Def Jam, and the next year launched his own record label Multi Alumni. He released his third album, 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, under his label Multi Alumni in October 2017.

Career

2016–present: 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time and K.R.I.T. iz Here

After releasing twelve freestyles in twelve hours, K.R.I.T. through Twitter that he and Def Jam had parted ways on July 6, 2016.[26]

On October 27, 2017, K.R.I.T. released his third studio album, 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time. The album marks K.R.I.T.’s first independent release under his Multi Alumni label, following a departure from Def Jam. It debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200.[27] The album was supported by four singles: “Confetti”, “Keep the Devil Off”, “Aux Cord” and “1999”.

On July 12, 2019, K.R.I.T. released his fourth studio album, K.R.I.T. Iz Here.[28]

On February 18, 2022, K.R.I.T. released his fifth studio album, Digital Roses Don’t Die.