Big K.R.I.T.

  1. Kendrick Lamar 'Control' Feature Yields Huge Twitter Followers Jump

    August 23, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 15 after creating one of the biggest news stories in hip-hop so far this year. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikiped ...

  2. Backbeat: Big K.R.I.T., Killer Mike, More Rock MTV/CMJ Showcase

    October 19, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Killer Mike on stage at the studio at Webster Hall. (Photo: Dan Rys) With CMJ in full swing, the studio at Webster Hall played host to a hip hop showcase put on by a suite of MTV 's digital entities -- MTV Hive , mtvU , the recently-launched ...

  3. The Beach Boys Set For Highest Charting Album in 37 Years

    June 08, 2012 8:09 PM EDT The Beach Boys are aiming for their highest charting album on the Billboard 200 in 37 years as "That's Why God Made the Radio" could debut in the top three next week. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the ...

  4. Adele's '21' Going For 24th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    June 06, 2012 8:40 PM EDT That Adele reign just won't stop. The diva's "21" album could return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week, according to industry sources. Those in the know suggest the set will sell over 70,000 copies by week's en ...

  5. Web Trends: Big K.R.I.T. Drops New Mixtape, Radiohead Announce More Tour Dates

    March 05, 2012 4:39 PM EST Google Trends: 6. montrose -- Guitarist Ronnie Montrose passed away Saturday; his band Montrose featured Sammy Hagar before his stint in Van Halen. 10. nick lachey -- Nick Lachey and his wife Vanessa Minnillo announced that they are expecting thei ...

  6. Backbeat: Big K.R.I.T. Marketing Manager Steve-O Shares Daily Routine with Billboard

    December 12, 2011 4:49 PM EST "Which one do you like?" Steven "Steve-O" Brown asks this while scrolling through potential cover options for Big K.R.I.T.'s upcoming mixtape, "4 Eva N A Day," slated to drop in January. The covers differ slightl ...

  7. Backbeat: T.I. Exclusively Previews New Album 'Trouble Man,' Talks Next Single

    November 20, 2011 11:59 AM EST T.I. with his son King in Atlanta (Photo: Leeman LeClair) "I'm embracing it," T.I. tells me of the persona that is the title of his eighth studio album, "Trouble Man." A minute into the title track, before I could ask why, ...

  8. Backbeat: Drake, Maroon 5, Busta Rhymes Rock Google Music Launch Party

    November 17, 2011 4:50 PM EST Surrounded by diverse crowd of L.A. socialites, music industry executives and tech industry legends, Busta Rhymes, Maroon 5, and Drake performed highly energized sets Wednesday night at the Google Music Launch, in an extravagantly decorated wareho ...

  9. The Economy of Mixtapes: How Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T. Figured It Out (Listen)

    September 20, 2011 3:30 PM EDT On Feb. 13, 2009, the mixtape paradigm shifted. Aligned with Lil Wayne, the then-unsigned Drake, who'd spent the few years before releasing buzzy mixtapes (rapping over hits), unleashed his almost entirely original mixtape "So Far Gone.& ...

  10. Matt Ferrigno: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Matt Ferrigno Director, Strategic Marketing, Island Def Jam Matt Ferrigno, 27, has used savvy promotional tactics and a good ear to rise from manager of strategic marketing to director of strategic marketing after five years at Island Def Jam. Fer ...

  11. Odd Future Cuts Set Short At Billboard SXSW Showcase

    March 20, 2011 12:20 PM EDT It's been one long, thrilling and occasionally bumpy trip to SXSW for Odd Future, and the L.A. rap group's gig at Billboard's Saturday night (Mar. 19) showcase was no different. Check out all of our South by Southwest coverage here. ...

  12. Billboard SXSW Lineup: Odd Future, Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Young the Giant & More

    March 09, 2011 7:26 PM EST Billboard is set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four days' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases jam-packed with indie rock, hip-hop, electro-pop and even YouTube sensations. L.A. rap collective Odd Future, C ...