After the summer release of 12 For 12, a series where he released 12 freestyles in 12 hours, Big K.R.I.T. revealed via Twitter that he was no longer signed to Def Jam Records. "I want to thank each and every one of you for following & supporting me through out my career up until this moment," he tweeted back in July. "And at this moment right now, I want to share with you, that I am no longer with Def Jam. It's officially MULTI til the Sun die."
Before taking the stage at the taping for the BET Hip Hop Awards for a politically-charged performance on Saturday night (Sept. 17), Big K.R.I.T. hit the green carpet and spoke with Billboard about parting with his former label, and what his latest business venture entails.