Of all the hip-hop albums that were due out on Sept. 27, the one we were most looking forward to was Big K.R.I.T.’s Live From The Underground, his Def Jam debut. However, K.R.I.T. was forced to push the album back “indefinitely” thanks to sample clearance and other issues. Well, apparently K.R.I.T. is ready to release the album: He says it’s due out in January now, and he promises that there is a “crazy” feature on the album.
“Live from the Underground will drop 2012, first quarter, next January. It originally was supposed to come out September 27th. I pushed it back because of sample clearances. I realized I’ve given away a lot of free music. It’s cool to sample anything you want when it’s free. Retail? They’re not having that. So reaching out to people as far as sample clearances. There’s one feature I had the opportunity to try to get on the album. It is going down and I will not say who it is. Nobody will figure this out anyways. It’s an amazing feature. It’s crazy. I produced a lot of the stuff.”
We’ll see if K.R.I.T. makes it off Def Jam’s shelf in January like he thinks. We hope he does. [130 BPM]