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Big K.R.I.T. ESPN Highly Qusetionable
Big K.R.I.T. ESPN Highly Qusetionable

Big K.R.I.T. Reminisces Over Working w/ B.B. King On ESPN's 'Highly Questionable'

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These days things are going pretty well for Big K.R.I.T. The Mississippi MC scored a great success with 2014's Cadillactica LP, and is about to start a massive 'Kritically Acclaimed' live tour later this month. He also, apparently, has been cruising around in his "86" Monte Carlo, which as we all know is a great way to spend the day.

But life wasn't always so easy, and on a new episode of ESPN's "Highly Questionable," K.R.I.T. pulled back the curtain and shared memories of his toughest days. Back around 2009, the rapper was just barely making it, stringing together paychecks by producing and mixing records for a bunch of no-name artists, selling beats for "dirt cheap" and second-guessing his decision to devote his life to hip-hop. "I didn't know if I was going to really be able to continue making music," K.R.I.T. said. Still, the man can't help but smile as he remembers making music in his grandma's kitchen (with a recording booth set up in the bathroom, as you do), and singles out his personal "I made it moment" as the second he clinched a collaboration with blues guitar legend B.B. King.

The collaboration ultimately became the single "Prayer Man," and K.R.I.T. recalls exactly how it felt to get in the studio with King. "That was when I was like 'This is real. This is far beyond what I ever would have imagined,' and how powerful just music can be. Cause it's one thing to talk about something and another thing to be able to create it and make it happen for other people to listen to," he said.

"That was probably the most moving and touching moment of my life...I can't say I'll ever top that moment, ever."

Watch Big K.R.I.T. chop it up with ESPN below and get yourself to one the many shows on his tour itinerary, which is after the jump.

Big K.R.I.T. 2015 Tour Dates:

Tour Dates:

10-22 | NORFOLK, VA | The Norva

10-23 | CHARELOTTE, NC | The Filmore

10-24 | RALEIGH, NC | The Ritz

10-25 | CHARLOTTESVILLE,VA | Jefferson Theatre

10-27 | WASHINGTON, DC | The Howard Theatre

10-28 | NEW YORK, NY | Highline Ballroom

10-30 | CLEVELAND, OH | Grog Shop

11-01 | DETROIT, MI | St. Andrews Hall

11-03 | LANSING, MI | The Loft

11-04 | CHICAGO, IL | The Metro

11-05 | COLUMBUS, OH | Park Street Studio

11-06 | LOUISVILLE, KY | Mercury

11-07 | ST. LOUIS, MO | The Ready Room

11-08 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN | First Avenue

11-10 | LAWRENCE, KS | Granada Theater

11-11 | LINCOLN, NE | Bourbon Street

11-13 | DENVER. CO | Cervantis

11-15 | RENO, NV | Knitting Factory

11-16 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Slims

11-17 | LOS ANGELES, CA | The Regent

11-18 | SANTA ANA, CA | The Observatory

11-19 | SAN DIEGO, CA | North Park Theatre

11-24 | HOUSTON,TX | Warehouse Live

11-25 | SAN ANTONIO,TX | Alamo City Music Hall

11-27 | DALLAS,TX | Bomb Factory

11-28 | AUSTIN,TX | Emo’s

11-30 | NEW ORLEANS, LA | House Of Blues

12-01 | BIRMINGHAM, AL | Iron City

12-02 | TUSCALOOSA,AL | Druid City Music Hall

12-03 | MEMPHIS, TN | Minglewood Hall

12-04 | MERIDIEN, MS | Temple Theatre

12-05 | JACKSON, MS | Hal & Mal’s

12-06 | MOBILE, AL | Soul Kitchen

12-08 | COLUMBIA,SC | Music Farm

12-09 | ASHEVILLE, NC | The Orange Peel

12-10 | CHARLESTON, SC | Music Farm

12-12 | MACON,GA | Cox Capitol Theatre

12-18 | ATLANTA, GA | Masquerade