By Hillary Crosley, with reporting by Sway Calloway
On Thursday (December 9), Mississippi native David Banner stopped by our office with North Carolina producer 9th Wonder for "RapFix Live" to discuss their upcoming collaborative LP Death of a Pop Star. The album hits shelves on December 21 and Banner also talked a bit about one of his fellow Mississippi MC-producers.
"Just so ya'll know, K.R.I.T. was in the studio when I was mixing Death of a Popstar," David Banner said, before discussing when, and if, he would record with the up-and-coming artist. "Me and K.R.I.T. have sent a couple records back and forth to each other, but the thing that I wanted Krit to do was to really stand on his own. "
Big K.R.I.T., a native of Meridian, Mississippi, released the breakout K.R.I.T. Wuz Here mixtape earlier this year that garnered the attention of the music industry. Within months, the young MC was signed to Def Jam and traveling the country on the Smoker's Club Tour with Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA. Now K.R.I.T. is prepping his follow-up mixtape Return of Forever as well as his as-yet-untitled debut album. Naturally, our "RapFix Live" fans wanted to know why the two Mississippi artists hadn't collaborated yet and Banner said there was a method to his movements — or lack thereof. Read More...