Def Jam artist Big K.R.I.T. is cruising through Reno, bringing his style and sound to the Knitting Factory on Sunday, Nov. 15.
The Mississippi rapper and producer has been doing his thing since 2005, gradually gaining notoriety through a number of early mixtapes, collaborating with DJ Wally Sparks on “Hood Fame” and with DJ Breakem Off on “The Last King.”
Initially self-styled as Kritikal, he decided early on to shorten his Moniker to “K.R.IT.”
In 2010, K.R.I.T. begin to break through to success on a larger scale, appearing on Wiz Khalifa’s “Kush & Orange Juice,” and Curren$y’s “Pilot Talk,” while also releasing his own “K.R.I.T. Wuz Here.” That year also saw him begin to tour more extensively, joining both rappers on the road.
Since then, K.R.I.T. has released two full studio albums, 2012’s “Live from the Underground” and 2014’s “Cadillactica. He recently released “It’s Better This Way,” a mixtape hosted and narrated by Philadelphia’s DJ Drama.
The rapper is currently on a fall tour around the country; the “Kritically Acclaimed” tour will be making a one-night stop in Reno for the Knitting Factory show, joined by fellow artists BJ the Chicago Kid, Scotty ATL, DeLorean, Rookie Wilson and Elvis Kim.
A number of ticket packages are available for the show, including a meet-and-greet ticket package that features a post-show meeting and photograph with Big K.R.I.T., a host of merchandise, and VIP Venue Early Entry.
- Big K.R.I.T., BJ the Chicago Kid, Scotty ATL, Delorean, Rookie Wilson, Elvis Kim
When: 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15
Where: The Knitting Factory