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Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. has dropped a shocker on all his fans this week by announcing an unexpected departure from Def Jam Recordings.

K.R.I.T. went to Twitter Wednesday (July 6) and broke the headline-generating news.

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The announcement came shortly after K.R.I.T. blessed fans with his new 12 For 12 Freestyle Series compilation.

K.R.I.T. officially joined forces with Def Jam in spring 2010.

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