Big K.R.I.T. was originally set to release his debut Live from the Underground on September 27th, but decided to push it back on his own terms. During an interview with WCGI’s DJ Moon Dawg (via FSD), the Def Jam signee revealed that the LP will arrive in January 2012 and that its delay was due to sample clearance issues.
“Live from the Underground will drop 2012, first quarter, next January. It originally was supposed to come out September 27th. I pushed it back because of sample clearances. I realized I’ve given away a lot of free music. It’s cool to sample anything you want when it’s free. Retail? They’re not having that,” he said. “So reaching out to people as far as sample clearances. There’s one feature I had the opportunity to try to get on the album. It is going down and I will not say who it is. Nobody will figure this out anyways. It’s an amazing feature. It’s crazy. I produced a lot of the stuff.”
He also explained how his recent feature and production on T.I.’s “I’m Flexin’” came to be, stating that Tip reached out to him two days after he got out of prison.
“He reached out to my folks Sha Money just on the producer, beats. I was like, yeah man, I got two records. At the time, I was getting ready to go on the road, I was still working on my album, I hadn’t been producing much for other artists. I sent him two tracks, he picked ‘I’m Flexin.’ It had a vintage vibe and I think when he heard it, he knew exactly where I was trying to go with it as well. It just worked out.”