Big K.R.I.T. @ SOBs [video + re-cap]
From Big KRIT’s view point the audience probably looked like the down south sky he’s used to, a black canvas bedazzled with lights. Blackberry screens, flip cams and digital camera flashes lit up the audience at SOB’s last week as he took to the stage for his first headline show in NYC since inking his record deal.
It was his official Def Jam signing party presented by Def Jam Records, Cinematic Music Group, and DJBooth.net. Hailing from Mississippi, K.R.I.T. announced how special the night was, and how honored he felt to have this celebration happen on a New York stage. Special guests included Smoke Dza, Curren$y and an appearance by Mickey Factz. The show opened up with a new artist followed by Smoke DZA who warmed up the crowd with “Marley and Me”, and “Crazy Glue”, and then brought up Mickey Factz to perform “The Rush.” Mickey wasn’t slated to perform that night but definitely turned the energy up in the room before Curren$y hit the stage.
There was hardly room to move once Curren$y hit the stage. He opened with the familiar, his single Elevator Music, and between songs blew a little smoke and told little jokes. Then Big K.R.I.T. hit the stage, with his booming presence and commanding flow he didn’t have to do much to have all eyes on him, ears open and cameras rolling. He brought back Curren$y to join him as he brought his songs to life, bringing satisfaction to his fans following him on his journey and perhaps winning over some who probably hadn’t heard of him before that night.
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