Austin City Limits really has had a great tradition of hip hop and rap performances ranging from Big Boi and Mos Def to NERD and Kayne West. At the 2012 incarnation of ACL, this trend continued in full force. Big K.R.I.T may be young (only 26,) but he has proven he can hang with the heavy weights, and his performance on an ACL stage only solidified that.
When K.R.I.T (who hails from Mississippi) dropped his first mixtape entitled K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, back in 2010, it was hailed as another gem of southern hip hop and featured guest spots by Wiz Khalifa, Devin the Dude, Big Sant, and Smoke DZA. He star rose even higher with the release of Live from the Underground in June of this year which featured Ludacris and Houston legend Bun B. and rose to the top of US rap and R&B charts, and well as going as high as number five on the Billboard Top 200.
K.R.I.T was electrifying on stage for the afternoon, hyping up a energetic crowd to a frenzied level. The fact that places like Houston are featured prominently in his videos only further speaks to his fan base here in Texas. K.R.I.T really blew the roof off the Honda stage though when he blast his two most radio friendly songs “Country Shit” (a great southern rap number with sick lyrical speed) and his current hit in rotation “I Got This”. If K.R.I.T brings this kind of energy to every performance, he will quickly become one of the must-see rappers in the game.