Yesterday evening, we had the privilege of attending Donda’s House Inc. & M.U.R.A.L (formerly known as Lupe Fiasco Foundation) presents Behind The Mic With Big K.R.I.T. hosted by Rhymefest along with surprise guest, Lupe Fiasco.
The event started off with an introduction from Executive Director of Donda’s House Inc., Donnie Smith & Co-Founder/Executive Director, Ayesha Jaco as they each spoke briefly about each organization. Donnie Smith introduced Donda’s House Inc.’s very own, graduate & ASM Instructor, Thunderbolt Jones who managed to grab the crowd’s undivided attention during his live performance before the panel discussion began.
As expected, Che “Rhymefest” Smith took the stage after being introduced by his wife, Donnie; however, to our surprise, Rhymefest brought along a surprise guest to host with him, Lupe Fiasco. The crowd rose to their feet full of excitement to see Lupe. But before the excitement could die down from his appearance, the man of the hour, Big K.R.I.T. made his way to the stage.
Big K.R.I.T. spoke about making it from a small town in Mississippi. He told the artists in the crowd you can make it from anywhere with the passion & drive to show people you’re serious. He discussed taking your time to build your story. He went on to talk about the evolution of his artistry, his influence from Three 6 Mafia, 8 Ball & MJG, working with B.B. King & saying true to yourself. He also discussed the pros & cons of having a record deal and using the resources around you such as social media to your fullest advantage.
The event ended with a Q & A with the audience. Overall Big K.R.I.T. was very positive & informative. He’s definitely an artist worth getting to know. He will be performing tonight at the Donda’s House Got Bars Spring Program graduation. There will also be performances by graduates & alumni. Tickets are $15 at the door & $10 online. Go to dondashouseinc.org for more information.
Below are the images from Behind The Mic With Big K.R.I.T.: