By Jack Barnes

Chart-topping lyricist and producer Big K.R.I.T.returns today with the long anticipated video to his breakout single “1999” – a mid tempo cut featuring R&B crooner, Lloyd, which originally appeared on K.R.I.T.’s junior double-album 4 Eva Is A Mighty Long Time. The Tyler Tee directed visual catches up with Big K.R.I.T. behind the scenes of a “back to the future” inspired kick back party where the casual crew chant along to the  Juvenile inspired, Mannie Fresh produced “Back That Ass Up” hook. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.

In recent news, Big K.R.I.T. has announced his highly anticipated “Heavy Is The Crown” 2018 national tour offering support from Cyhi The Prince, Ty Dolla $ign and more. “Heavy Is The Crown Tour” will be hitting cities across the country – kicking off in St. Louis, LA on March 16 and will span until the end of April with tickets on sale now on

Big K.R.I.T shook the media with the double-sided 22 track 4 Eva Is A Mighty Long Time album which offered features from T.I., Lloyd, UGK, CeeLo Green, Sleep Brown, Joi, Jill Scott, Keyon Harrold, Bilal, Robert Glasper Jr., Kenneth Whalum and Burness Earl Travis II. Capturing the attention of millions after two years, marking his official return since 2014’s Cadillactica and 2015’s independent release of All My Life, Big K.R.I.T climbed the charts making his mark at #7 on Billboards Top 200!

For a full listing of tour dates please see below:
** w/ Ty Dolla $ign
Thu-Mar-15-18 –  Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
Fri-Mar-16-18 –  St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Sat-Mar-17-18 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury
Sun-Mar-18-18 – Cleveland     @ House of Blues
Mon-Mar-19-18 –  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue-Mar-20-18 – Boston @ Middle East Downstairs
Thu-Mar-22-18– Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore **
Fri-Mar-23-18- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza – VENUE CHANGE
Sat-Mar-24-18– Norfolk, VA @ The Norva **
Sun-Mar-25-18– Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz **
Tue-Mar-27-18– Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel **
Weds-Mar-28-18– Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
Thu-Mar-29-18– Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Fri-Mar-30-18– Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Sat-Mar-31-18 –  Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
Sun-Arp-01-18 –  Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Tue-Apr-03-18– Knoxville, TN @ The International
Wed-Apr-04-18– Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Thu-Apr-05-18– Jackson, MS @ Hal & Mal’s
Fri-Apr-06-18 –  Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Sat-Apr-07-18- Atlanta, GA     The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT
Sun-Apr-08-18– Birmingham, AL     @ Zydeco
Wed-Apr-11-18– New Orleans, LA   @ House of Blues
Thu-Apr-12-18– Houston @ Warehouse Live
Fri-Apr-13-18– Dallas, TX        @ Bomb Factory
Sat-Apr-14-18– Austin, TX       @ Emos East
Sun-Apr-15-18– San Antonio, TX@ Alamo City Music Hall
Thu-Apr-19-18– Los Angeles, CA      @ Echoplex
Fri-Apr-20-18– San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Sat-Apr-21-18– San Francisco, CA    @ Slims
Sun-Apr-22-18– Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Wed-Apr-25-18– Denver, CO @ Cervantes
Thu-Apr-26-18– Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Fri-Apr-27-18– Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Sat-Apr-28-18– Chicago, IL      @ Metro
About Big K.R.I.T. 

Big K.R.I.T. is a rapper’s rapper—clever with lyrics, nimble with rhyme flows, and generous with food for thought.

The former Def Jam recording artist is embarking on a new chapter in a career that’s been long beloved for his bars and unapologetically Southern sound. Now releasing music independently, K.R.I.T. has shed major-label presumptions and is set on delivering an accessible third full-length studio album that showcases a matured MC doing what he does best. “I’m talking more about love, being excited about life, understanding depression, vices and how we medicate ourselves for what’s going on,” says K.R.I.T. “And then I got the aspect of finally finding yourself and being happy.”

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 flow before he was discovered by Cinematic Music Group founder Jonny Shipes in 2009. The following year, he signed with Def Jam Records and dropped his proud breakout mixtape Krit Wuz Here. Its heartier successor returnof4eva followed in 2011.

The producer/rapper’s stock continued to rise as he dropped his anticipated 2012 studio debut album Live From The Underground, celebrating his Dirty South heritage alongside legends like Bun B, 8Ball & MJG, Big Boi, and blues icon B.B. King. He followed that release by hitting the features circuit, most notably stealing the show on A$AP Rocky’s 2013 high-stakes posse cut “1 Train” alongside the likes of Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$, and Kendrick Lamar.

All the while, K.R.I.T. geared up for his 2014 second LP Cadillactica, a conceptual project that imagines his subconscious as its own planet—complete with lowrider spaceships and his 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.

After years of making it cool to be Southern, K.R.I.T. is preparing a third album that covers both personal tumult—the dangers of chasing validation and importance of self-care—and troubled times as the U.S. is plagued by police brutality and social unrest. “This thing that we’re going through now isn’t new under the sun, and it’s probably not going to be the last time there’s so much inequality, so much hatred, so much violence,” says K.R.I.T., who’s enlisted DJ Khalil, Mannie Fresh and Supah Mario for his upcoming project.


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