"I moved from Mississippi to Georgia when I was like, 18, 19. And it was all real fast. The music game—it’s really not for the lighthearted or the kindhearted."
"You kind of have to be a monster out here and really go hard and grind and be about your business. Because people aren’t really going to take it easy on you because you’re young. You know?"
"King Remembered In Time (K.R.I.T.). It’s just a humble way of saying I’ma be a king of what I do, as far as my music and the lane I’m creating for myself. Every man should think he’s the king in his own right—that’s how you should carry yourself."
"It was important to me as a milestone to produce my first album. To look back and be like, I produced my very first album I dropped on a major, that's the goal of mine."
"[When] Biggie or Pac dropped an album, [the media would] tell you, 'this is what a classic is'. Why wouldn’t you listen to that and be like, 'My music needs to be just as big, just as bright, my content needs to be just as dope, my cadences need to be just as crazy in order for me to make a classic album?"
"I always want to say something in my songs. Subject matter and content, it’s important if you got a voice, you should at least put something that people can take from the music."
"I don’t want people to catch me out here on the Internet, like, man you ain’t nothing like your music. This is actually how I am everyday."
"Freestyling on the corner was an event all on it’s own, man. I’d always be watching the older heads rap. I was about 11 or 12, trying to jump in. They’d give me a cool four bars, then go back to what they were doing."
"It’s going to look like I came completely out of nowhere, but hopefully people will go back and listen to the content I put out years ago and see the growth."
"The older you get, the less excited people are about the stuff that you do that still is a feat. Now’s really the time to show and prove, because you don’t want to be 30 trying to figure shit out. That’s never a good [age] to be figuring shit out."
"There’s two different sides of the spectrum: 'Yeah, I’m on fire and I’m player of the year, but there’s also this poverty side that happens'."
"The females are cool and they flirt with me, but there’s also the time when you fall in love with a female and it don’t pan out. I'm just giving people both aspects of what I rap about. It’s just me being honest."
"My earliest music memory is being in the club [in Meridian]—probably when I was 13—and performing, and I ain’t got no business in there..."
"...It was the first time really being in a grown-folks atmosphere, as far as people drinking, dancing. It was kind of mind-blowing. They didn’t even know the song, but they were excited to see a youngster rapping. I was like, 'Wow, this is dope!'"
"Krit Wuz Here was one of those albums that is meant for everybody. Whoever you are, at least you can identify one song on there."
"[Playstation's] MTV Music Generator was the first thing I produced off of. Because I was so young, I couldn’t afford to buy beats from my local producers. I ain’t have no job; my parents weren’t going to shoot me $100 for this beat. Nah. So it was easier if I’m playing video games and I’m making beats at the same time. The best of both worlds. That’s where I started and I was like, 'This don’t sound too bad.' I gradually grew with Frooty Loops, and then Reason."
"When you think about [rap's] golden era, it was a great time for hip-hop as far as lyrical content and lyricism is concerned, because artists was going in on those albums. I always wanted to be part of that elite."
"I don’t [remember my first rhyme]. Trust me, it wasn’t as entertaining as you'd think. At 13, you're all over the place. I was listening to a lot of Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, a lot of that so I can’t really tell you what I was rapping about"
"If you would’ve told me I’d be signed to Def Jam a year ago, I would’ve been like, stop playing. A Mississippi artist on Def Jam? That sounds crazy. That’s why I like saying it so much, because that sounds foolish."