After departing from Def Jam in 2016, Big K.R.I.T. remained mum on the music scene. With sparse releases, many pondered how K.R.I.T. would fare on the independent circuit. On Friday (Sept. 29), the Mississippi behemoth unloaded his hungriest release since 2014’s “Mount Olympus” with his new track “Confetti.”
Over the ominous soundscape, K.R.I.T. takes venomous stabs at those who spend frivolously, rapping: “These n—as fucking up the game/ This shit is so suspicious/ You ain’t buy it all unless you blew a ticket/ All up in the VIP, but you ain’t fuck them bitches.”
Last year, K.R.I.T. unearthed 12 blistering freestyles in 12 hours and then announced that he was no longer signed to Def Jam. In an interview with Sway in the Morning, he candidly explained why he opted to depart from the label.
“When you young all you want to do is be on the radio and all you want to do is get a contract, get a deal,” he said in October 2016. “But once you get those things you normally don’t realize what’s next. The next step. Me, I had the kind of team and people around me that didn’t mind telling me the game. I graduated from being just a rapper to understanding production and understanding my worth and how those are separate entities.
He continued, “And I graduated from that to MULTI, the branding of such. And then becoming a businessman. Now, understanding my worth, partnerships, not necessarily just signing as a rapper because I bring more to the table. I know how to direct the artist to the right records, how to produce, put them in the right space and help them create their narrative and be comfortable with it.”
Take a listen to K.R.I.T.’s comeback track “Confetti” below.