King of the South

Album: Cadillactica (2014)


  • A boastful ode to Big K.R.I.T.'s progress from the "country side of town, to ballin' in the city lights," this finds Krizzle campaigning for the new crown MC of the south. "I embody the South—the swang, the bang, the soul and the paint and the blues," the Mississippi rapper asserts.

    "It's about being confident in my music and what I do," K.R.I.T. explained to Billboard magazine. "I've always wanted to prove myself. I don't think anybody should feel differently about themselves."
  • T.I has also prominently claimed to be 'King of the South' and his claim to the crown led to a bitter beef with Texan rapper Lil' Flip. Billboard asked K.R.I.T. whether he'd talked with T.I. about the song? "No, I didn't, because I'm gonna be honest with you —the creation of this song came three days before I had to turn this album in, and I just went with it," he replied. "It's really no disrespect. I'm sure there's going to come a time where we probably will [talk], but at the end of the day I hope there's no ill will because obviously hip hop is competitive. But I'll stand by what I say."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Name the Character in the Song

Name the Character in the SongMusic Quiz

With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?

History Of Rock

History Of RockSong Writing

An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.

Ian Astbury of The Cult

Ian Astbury of The CultSongwriter Interviews

The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.

Chris Squire of Yes

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

TV Theme Songs

TV Theme SongsFact or Fiction

Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al YankovicFact or Fiction

Did Al play on a Beach Boys record? Did he have beef with George Lucas and Coolio? See if you can spot weird but true stories.