In an interview on Spotify’s RapCaviar PodcastThe Taylor Gang leader said KRIT winning a Grammy is inevitable when people stop sleeping on him while praising his latest album, Digital roses don’t die.
“I feel like KRIT is going to win a Grammy soon,” said Wiz. “Like really, really soon. People will start to catch on and realize how talented he is and how multi-over-the-place he is.”
He added: “His last project was crazy. He wants to win a Grammy. Everything will happen when it has to.”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) 1 December 2022
While Big KRIT has maintained a consistent output over the years, five of his most iconic mixtapes also found their way to streaming last year. Return of 4eva, 4eva NA Day, King remembered in time, It’s better this way and A style not entirely free all appeared on streaming platforms in August.
“I appreciate everyone who has ridden with me over the years,” the Mississippi rapper/producer wrote in an Instagram post to commemorate the moment. “Your support is what keeps me going! You all asked and it’s only right that I do this for you!”
In an interview with HipHopDX, the 35-year-old credited his longevity to his relentlessly positive energy.
“You start to realize that people are making memories with you and you’re making memories with them,” he said. “You’re able to talk about these things and engage. And the hug means so much. The positive energy that you need, it gives you that motivation to keep writing and keep making music. And I feel just blessed me bro that all these years people have not only seen me rap or make music but I’m still connecting. It’s crazy.”
As for Wiz Khalifa, his production has also been relentless. Earlier this year, he dropped his funk-infused project multiverse, which included production from Girl Talk, Hitmaka and Bankroll Got It, and features two appearances from Californian R&B duo THEY.
Wiz also reissued his cult classic mixtape Taylor Allderdice to DSP’s on April 20th, which arrived after the band celebrated its 10th anniversary on March 13th.