Fuse’s Esteban Serrano recently sat down with Big K.R.I.T. to talk with the imposingly talented rapper-producer about his latest mixtape and why he’s producing everything on his upcoming debut.

“It’s just a certain type of vibe when you make the beat, you write the hook, you write the lyrics, the songs just come together in a different format,” K.R.I.T. told Fuse about Live From the Underground, which comes out June 5 after being pushed back from its intended 2011 release. He told us the delay was partly caused by wanting to get a specific guest rapper on board, but sadly, he wouldn’t tell us who it was.

“A lot of my music has definitely been for riding, getting from Point A to Point B,” K.R.I.T. said about his last free mixtape 4Eva N a Day (which you should download here). “I understand what it is when you’re on the road and you’re traveling, being able to listen to something over and over again helps.”

He added that he’d like people to listen to that mixtape from start to finish. “It’s a story within this whole CD, I just want people to listen to this all the way through. Try not to skip records if you can.”

To hear K.R.I.T. talk about Ludacris reaching out to him to work together, watch the full interview above.