Young Krizzle’s ‘Pay Attention’ tour made its Houston stop late Sunday evening at Warehouse Live located on the outskirts of downtown. Many supporters of Big K.R.I.T. packed and smoked out the venue, making the whole night one to remember. The homie KRIT surely did not disappoint and provided a wonderful, star-studded show.
The line outside of Warehouse Live was stretched all the way to the parking lot hours before the doors were scheduled to open. Fans waited patiently in the cold and stayed busy by rapping a few of KRIT’s most popular rhymes, and mingling with friends. Once the doors opened a little after nine p.m., people poured into the venue and raced to the stage in hopes of having the best view of KRIT possible. Local radio dj, DJ Mr.Rogers, hosted the opening acts of the show and hyped the crowd for the arrival of Big K.R.I.T. Opening acts included Houston hitmakers such as Doeman, Le$, Delorean and Doughbeezy. The official ‘Pay Attention’ Tour opening act was a group out of Atlanta by the name of Two-9 Crew whose music was cross-genre rock and rap.
A few minutes after 11pm, a banner was raised and a Cadillac-inspired dj table was uncovered, sending fans into a screaming tizzy of anticipation. Finally, the man of the hour appeared rapping ferociously to his song ‘King Without A Crown’ and the whole crowd went nuts. It was a sight to see, the crowd going word for word with the country rapper. Upon finishing the song, he welcomed attendees to the ‘Pay Attention’ Tour and shamelessly plugged the release of his new album Cadillactica. He then got right back to the music, performing some of his new hits from his recent mixtape such as ‘New Agenda,’ ‘Lac Lac’ and ‘King of The South.’ He also allowed us to reminisce on old fan favorites like ‘Money On The Floor’ and ‘My Sub.’
KRIT brought out a few friends and family to help make the night special as the show went on. First, Rico Love joined KRIT on stage to croon on the Cadillactica single ‘Pay Attention’ and sent the ladies on a love trip. KRIT’s MultiAlumni brother Big Sant came out to help with their songs ‘Return of 4Eva’ and ‘How Ya Luv Dat.’ Slim Thug made a little cameo shortly after for the song ‘Chill Hoe.’ Chamillionaire made a surprise visit as well and rapped a quick verse on ‘Time Machine.’ Of course the night wouldn’t be complete if KRIT did not bring out the Trill OG Bun B himself. The two performed the song that brought Big K.R.I.T. nearly to mainstream back in 2010, ‘Country Shit.’
Nearing the end of his set, KRIT slowed it down a bit for his songs ‘REM’ and ‘The Vent.’ He dedicated the two songs to anyone who was experiencing tough times and to the memory of Mike Brown. ‘Mt. Olympus’ was the closer of the show and KRIT took the time to show off his lyricism in this response to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ verse. Fans rapped along with him as he belted out:
Now they wanna hear a country n—- rap/five albums in, I swear a country n—– snapped.
Thought they wanted trap, thought they wanted bass/ thought they wanted molly, thought they wanted drank.
Now they wanna hear a country n—- rap/ five albums in, I swear a country n—- snapped.
Thought they wanted gold, thought they wanted shine/ thought they wanted radio, b—- make up ya mind.
Big K.R.I.T. put on for the city of Houston, a place that he says is incredibly dear to his heart. Performing over 20 of his soul-stirring hits and bringing out a few H-Town legends made this concert even more over the top. Krizzle is indubitably well on his way to earning the title of King of the South.