March 26, 2017  

Artist of the Week: Big K.R.I.T.

June 25, 2012 (5:50 am) GMT
The rapper whose real name is Justin Scott crashes Billboard Hot 200 with his first studio album 'Live from the Underground'.
Artist of the Week: Big K.R.I.T.

successfully broke into top 5 on Billboard Hot 200 at first try. The Def Jam rapper bowed at the fifth spot with his major-label debut album "". The cover art of the album, which boasts an image of a car crashing the ground, fits his accomplishment.

"It's a representation of how I feel about underground vs mainstream music," so he explained. "This illustrates how I've crash landed into the mainstream to bring the sounds from the underground back 2 the forefront. I want to thank everyone for all their support of my journey so far."

On Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, it claimed the number one position. "People expect that type of quality from me now," he told XXLmag. "I don't want to let anybody down. I want people to see there will always be some kind of consistency. That is extremely important to me. I got to keep the consistency."

In the CD, the 25-year-old rapper whose real name is Justin Scott teams up with , , , , and among others.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Katy Perry Teases New KP4 Song 'Witness'
  2. J.Lo and Alex Rodriguez Are Head Over Heels for Each Other
  3. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend Funeral for His Nephew
  4. Ed Sheeran Forgets Lyrics During Live Performance
  5. Watch Second Trailer for 'Justice League'
  6. Nicki Minaj Teases Music Video for David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' With On-Set Photo
  7. Watch Little Mix's Dreamy Cover of Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain'
  8. 'Walking Dead' Alum Steven Yeun and Wife Joana Pak Share First Photo of Their Newborn Baby