Big K.R.I.T. and Future round out our “Fab 5″ roster of up-and-coming rappers this month, an illustrious list — if we do say so ourselves — that has included Mac Miller, Big Sean and Meek Mill. While 24-year-old Big K.R.I.T. has been releasing mixtapes since 2005, the rapper’s self-produced mixtape “Returnof4eva,” released earlier this year, has earned K.R.I.T. widespread acclaim and the heir to Southern rap’s vacant crown. As the younger cousin of Organized Noize (OutKast, Goodie Mob) producer Rico Wade, 25-year-old rapper Future grew up with hip-hop and has earned his name with repetitive and catchy hooks. “True Story,” his latest mixtape, has become one of the most talked about albums in hip-hop.
Check out some videos below to get familiar with both rappers. First, Big K.R.I.T. discusses the tattooed dedication of one Twitter follower and schools you on different types of rims. And after sharing his hypothetical non-rapping profession, K.R.I.T. tells us about sampling Adele’s “Hometown Glory” for his own “Hometown Hero” and shooting the video in his native Meridian, Mississippi.
In the second set of videos, learn how Future’s non-rapping job vastly differs from Big K.R.I.T. The Atlanta rapper also discusses how he got his nickname and speaks on his influences, ranging from Tupac and Biggie to Green Day and Limp Bizkit.
Your “Fab 5″ is now complete. Welcome the future of hip-hop.
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