"I pretty much went broke doing the album because I was investing all my money into it without the label knowing," K.R.I.T. told writer Micah Smith. "I wanted to finish it without asking for any budget or anything. And man, I realized that money doesn't make you happy, and I realized that I had been abusing my vice in different ways."
On last year's 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, K.R.I.T.'s first independent release since the split, the Mississippi native ran toward that vice—alcohol—which he professes was a coping mechanism in his battle with depression.
Unlike in 2014, however, K.R.I.T. was able to create his latest full-length on the strength of his relationships and not the number of commas in his checkbook. In a 2017 interview on Everyday Struggle, when people still watched the show, K.R.I.T. told former host Joe Budden that nearly all of the guest features on his double-album provided their talents free of charge.
Big K.R.I.T. is currently on a domestic tour through the end of April, joined by opening acts CyHi The Prynce and Childish Major.