When Big K.R.I.T. decided that he wanted to shoot a video for his song “Praying Man,” the Mississippi-born emcee knew exactly who he wanted to be behind the camera.
He wanted the best.
K.R.I.T. put the word out to his Twitter followers that he wanted legendary filmmaker Spike Lee to direct the video for “Praying Man” and shortly thereafter, it appeared that K.R.I.T. had gotten his guy. Spike announced that he plans to collaborate with K.R.I.T on what they are calling a short film for track, which features blues icon B.B. King. The song is one of the most notable tracks from K.R.I.T.’s acclaimed 2012 album Live From the Underground.
“Folks, Just Got Off Da Phone With Big Krit,” Spike tweeted, apparently with no regards for proper spacing or capitalization.
“We’re Gonna Try And Do A Prayin’ Man Short Film.Thanks For All Tweets Getting Us Together.Peace Yo,” he added.
Spike Lee has been responsible for some great videos over the years. Here are five of his best clips…