Their area codes reside in different time zones, but Meridian, Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. and Massillon, Ohio’s Stalley have a lot in common. Both talented lyricists are willing and able to rap about more than party and bullshit, and 2011 saw the young duo reach unprecedented levels of success, punctuated by a pair of acclaimed mixtapes and several high-profile guest appearances. Almost two months into 2012, the two can no longer be called some of rap’s best-kept secrets. All eyes will be watching as K.R.I.T.’s 4evaNaDay and Stalley’s Savage Journey To The American Dream drop soon.
The Crew’s Ryan J. and AJ had a chance to catch up with both MCs during a recent concert in Athens, Ohio. In separate interviews, they asked the two to reflect on their past success, upcoming projects and expectations for the future.