New York, N.Y. -- The latest in a long line of up-and-comers to skyrocket to national prominence with a little help from DJBooth.net, Meridian, Mississippi emcee
has come a long way in the span of six short months. Since introducing his
/Goodie Mob-influenced sound to our readers back in February, the
Cinematic Music Group/Def Jam
signee's cemented himself as an artist to watch by way of a critically-acclaimed breakout mixtape (
, available for streaming and download
!), an exclusive freestyle (
) and numerous featured cuts. Most recently,K.R.I.T. hooked up with a number of fellow rising stars to play a sold-out,
at N.Y.C. venue S.O.B.'s.
recently caught up with K.R.I.T. at Brooklyn's Factory Studios, during the filming of the official video for Laws' "
" (also featuring
). In the
exclusive video interview
below, the artist gives us the inside scoop on his drinking habits, the experience of recording at the studio of jazz legend Herbie Hancock, and the effects of his Southern accent on women in the Big Apple.
Readers should also be sure to check out JookS'
with Laws, featured earlier this week!
UPDATE: The video for
Hold You Down (Remix)
has dropped! Enjoy.