Not too long ago two of the South’s most noteworthy up-and-comers graced the cover of XXL’s 2011 Freshman showcase. Now Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf are planning a collaborative mixtape called Country Cousins, and K.R.I.T. says the two rappers actually go way back.
"I definitely knew Yela before the [XXL] Freshman cover,” the Mississippi rapper told Masked Gorilla. “I had the opportunity to meet him at Tree Sound [Studios] in Atlanta, and he's a down to Earth person, really just hungry and really just competitive about just the art of music.”
K.R.I.T. continued about their past, "The first day I met him, we ended up doing a song called 'Happy Birthday Hip Hop,' and from there he's just been my country cousin and I'm excited to see what's been going on with his grind. . .Lord willing we can do this tape Country Cousins eventually."
Country Cousins is currently looking at a release date of early June with “no pushbacks,” according to K.R.I.T. “It’s gonna be all produced by me.”
Watch the full interview below. – Stephanie Long