K.R.I.T. is an acronym, meaning King Remembered in Time. 2012 finds K.R.I.T. preparing to release Live from the Underground, his hotly-anticipated debut full-length studio album on Island Def Jam. Prefix listed the disc as No. 8 on it's list of 100 Most Anticipated Albums of 2012. It. It is rare to find an artist who has both age and wisdom on his side. At just 25 years old, Big K.R.I.T. possesses the musical intuition of an old soul. Hailing from Meridian, Mississippi, K.R.I.T. (born Justin Scott) grew up listening to early rhythm and blues records in his grandmother's house and later went on to discover songs by revered soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, Willie Hutch, and Bobby Womack. It's easy to detect the influence of these artists and other rap legends in K.R.I.T.'s music, which masterfully resurrects the rich heritage of Southern hip-hop from the '90s.