Rapper Big K.R.I.T. serves rhymes caught in a time-honored tension
Big K.R.I.T., born Justin Scott, of Meridian, Miss., is the newest Southern MC to hit the big time behind songs that deliver a mixture of manic and depressive, sacred and profane. At 25, K.R.I.T. (the name stands for “King Remembered in Time”) has honed his voice through the now-standard method of releasing free-download mixtapes and a flurry of side projects and collaborations. Siddhartha Mitter talks to the MC, who comes to the Middle East Downstairs on Tuesday.