Big K.R.I.T. Is Just A Kid From Meridian In ‘Breaking Through’

blame it on Patrick Glynn July 1, 2015

Justin Scott, a.k.a. Big K.R.I.T. takes us back to his childhood home in Meridian, Mississippi for the debut episode of Breaking Through.

K.R.I.T. and some of the people he’s grown up with, like Big Sant and Money Black, dicuss their upbringings and how Krizzle became the artist he is now. He learned the cello in fifth grade and the tuba in sixth grade. By 14, from money he made off small mixtapes, he had a whole studio in his grandma’s kitchen. He also mentioned his love for baseball at an early age, even pitching a no-hitter. It helped him and his father bond, and he still (jokingly) believes he can go pro.

It wasn’t always smiles in the Scott household once he chose music as his path, but they all supported him, which he needed growing up in the toughest part of Meridian, according to producer Lostarr. K.R.I.T. would hop from house to house, hotel to hotel, couch to couch, and eat two hot dogs a day to save as much money as he could to put into his music. Thankfully for K.R.I.T., an A&R found his music on MySpace, and he evtually made K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, which helped rocket him to higher recognition, enough so to work with B.B. King.

Throughout the episode, he has interactions with his mom, dad, friends and townspeople that all show how proud they are of him. He deserves the fame, talent aside, just from how humble he is.

Watch the episode below.

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