Soul Culture sits down with Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T for our ongoing #OKNotToBeOK mental health campaign, as he speaks on music as therapy, loneliness, depression and finally making the decision to be happy.
Versetti from SoulCulture told me about a new mental health campaign that SoulCulture is involved with called #OKNotToBeOK to raise and spread awareness and support for the mental health of our generation. What a great way to introduce a taboo subject like mental health to a community that often sees emotions a form of weakness. The purpose of this campaign is to show that it is ok to not be ok. I know I just reiterated the title. But really, it is OK to not be OK and in the series of interviews that SoulCulture have started and will continue to release, you’ll see that see how common and less taboo the subject of mental health is. Everybody has gone or is going through something. and it’s OK.
For more interviews (from Big K.R.I.T., Ne-Yo and other artists) and articles, go to OKnottobeOK.com.
Including a skype call from Trinidad Jame$. Streaming live now.
Take a peek into Bright Lady Studios in North Carolina where Big K.R.I.T. and 9th Wonder are working on some music magic. Hopefully we’ll get some more K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time) studio sessions coming soon.
Big K.R.I.T. links up with Bun B for the self-produced “Shine On,” the first single off his upcoming mixtape, K.R.I.T.
With 9th Wonder on the boards, Big K.R.I.T. raps on the smooth new track titled “Gettin’ Mine” featuring Jamla artist Rapsody and singer Heather Victoria. No word on an exact release date for K.R.I.T.’s upcoming mixtape, K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time), but after this new track release, we’ll guess that it’s coming very soon.
The grind doesn’t stop for Big Krizzle with Chapter 4 of his tour documentary. K.R.I.T. continues to get the crowd live in major cities like New York, Philadelphia and more. Peep footage of K.R.I.T.’s turning it up with the fans, laying down new tracks at the official Ecko Unltd recording studios in NY, and radios interviews with Hot97 & Power 105.
Catch up with episodes 1-3, after the jump.
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This is amazing.
“Live From The Underground” & “Cool 2 Be Southern”
While on the Live From The Underground tour, Mississippians Big K.R.I.T. and Tito Lopez hit the stage individually for the first time in the city of Angels. Great turnout and great energy was given from all the concert goers last week. Both K.R.I.T. and Tito hit the stage with a ton of energy and the El Rey audience showed nothing but love. Welcome to LA! In the video above, Big K.R.I.T. peforms “Live From The Underground” and “Cool 2 Be Southern.” After the jump, Tito Lopez performs “The Blues.”
Big K.R.I.T. and Ludacris star in the crispy Decatur Dan-directed black-and-white visual for “What U Mean,” off K.R.I.T.’s Live From The Underground (iTunes). By the way, K.R.I.T. is performing tonight at El Rey. It’s going to be a live show. Cop your tickets here.