Waka Flocka Thinks Big K.R.I.T. Can 'Out Rap' Any Young Artist

Mahlik Campbell

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Waka Flocka Flame Visits Music Choice on April 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Waka Flocka has mad love for Big K.R.I.T. 👏

Given Waka Flocka's signature style of untamed, rambunctious rapping, fans were thrown a curveball when he revealed the unlikely artist who he admires most: Big K.R.I.T.

Speaking with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN on their Drink Champs show, Flocka praised K.R.I.T. as the "most underrated rapper" of his generation while the group was flipping through some vintage music magazines.

"Yo, K.R.I.T. is literally – of my generation – the most underrated rapper," Flocka said. "And I’ma tell you, if I had to pick one artist to go against any artist, there’s not one n***a in hip-hop today that I can think about – young – that can out rap Big K.R.I.T. With substance, title, understanding, a complete body of an album, K.R.I.T. is the illest."

He went on to say that if God asked him, "How do you wanna rap?" he'd choose to spit like K.R.I.T. but with a bit more "entertainment" on top. "That n***a K.R.I.T. is a southern version of Nas," he suggested.

He also admitted he's always wanted K.R.I.T. and Nas to collaborate. That would be fire, tbh.

Exploding onto the scene in 2010 with his debut, self-produced mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, the 33-year-old Mississippi MC swiftly earned the respect of the blog-era industry and his peers. As a result, he joined the legendary XXL 2011 Freshman cover alongside Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Meek Mill, YG and more.

One of his most loyal fans is LeBron James, who was bumping "2000 & Beyond" during a Lakers bubble practice the other day. 

Though LeBron has been supporting since 2012, K.R.I.T. claimed in a radio interview a couple of years ago that the two have yet to meet.

"LeBron been showing the craziest love, right, and I've never had the opportunity to actually meet the homie though, and that's again where the music translate, and it's just genuine," he said. Can someone please set up that meeting ASAP?!