Posts tagged ‘Bigz’

May 31, 2012

Junior Brat | That Guy Ft Bigz

Junior Brat previews his new single That Guy, featuring rapper Bigz.

April 16, 2012

Smiler x Bigz – Raise Em Up

Take a look at the new live session of Smiler’s Raise ‘Em Up off the All I Know Mixtape featuring Bigz.

Download Smiler – All I Know here

February 9, 2012

Bigz- Back To The Future

This London-born entrepreneur doesn’t just rap for a living. Bigz has been on the music scene for a long minute and has managed to open his own studio, record label, entertainment company and clothing line Flygerian Ink, of which he said, ‘Flygerian is my life. It’s what I live by. It’s more than a word: it’s a lifestyle; it’s being confident and respecting all Nigerians who came before me. Music is just the start: I’m going to become a fashion icon.’

 Favourite childhood memory?

Getting my first pair of Nike Air Force when I was seven, it was like the ones Michael J Fox was wearing in Back To The Future, but they had aluminous green lights.

 What memory would you bring back from the past to the future?

Music, I think music was better than, like 90s RnB, I’m a soul brother.

What’s was you favourite old skool album

The first album I got was when CD’s first came out, it was Run DMC Raising Hell.

What item would you bring back from the past?

Avia I’m trying to bring them back. They were hard.

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

I had a girlfriend in nursery called Kirsty, and that’s the truth. I was exposed to things when I was young that I probably wasn’t supposed to be exposed to. The first kiss was when I was five, tongues and all I was a naughty young kid.

Favourite lesson at school?

History

 Most embarrassing childhood moment?

There was one time my brother and me were bunking from school this was in secondary school, and my mum found out and she tried to move to my friends, like beat them up. She took us to school for a straight two weeks, and brought us back. She used to shout at us on the bus and embarrass us, she done it on purpose, but advised by my aunty.

Worst childhood telling off?

I wouldn’t even disclose that, but my mum knows what she done to us.  Mum knows…

November 18, 2011

Bigz feat Simon Barnard – Close My Eyes Forever (Official Video)

Taken from the Quantum Leap mixtape which you can download for free here – http://bigzquantumleap.bandcamp.com/

November 8, 2011

My first interview for Flavour Magazine – Bigz: Bigger and better than ever

Flavour talks to Bigz who has come back with a bang, following his recently released mixtape “Quantum Leap.’ Lyrically one of the best rappers in the scene and one of the most respected. His single ‘I Just Want The Paper,’ has been receiving massive air play, and has been included in Radio 1Xtra DJ Twin B’s, ‘Best Of British.’ Flavour’s Shireen Fenner sits down with the big man to talk

How would you describe your personality?
Bigz is Bigz, God fearing, try to be wise, practical joker. I like laughing. I care about my family. I’d like to think of myself as a really honest and genuine person. I play the big brother figure to a lot of people.

You’ve been in the scene for a long time putting in work. Whilst you have always had a fan base, why do you think you’re starting to get a lot more recognition now?
It’s got a lot to do with consistency; I’ve put in a lot of work. I’ve got better people involved now as well, better management and generally a better situation. I’m feeling good; I’m feeling the music I’m making. I’m feeling like everything is working in my favour because everything is good right now, and it will continue to get better.

You’re no stranger to tragedy. How have events in your life shaped you into the artist you are today?
It makes you mature very quickly. It makes you think about your situation and life. It made me think about what I wanted to do in life, music has always been my first love and my passion, and so I’ve channeled it from a negative into a positive. You never get over these things, people say do you ever get over it, no you don’t, you just learn to get on with it. It’s made me a better person and a better artist as well. You have to live in order to be able to talk about your experiences. An artist has to be an entertainer, but there has to be a message and a story, I think a lot of people are interested in my actual story, because there is a lot to it.

In your home country of Nigeria, there have been problems based on religion and ethnic boundaries. Do you believe music can be a positive force for change? And do you intend on using your music to bring about change?
A lot of people say that religion is a problem, but a lot of it has to do with money as well. It’s like what Lauryn Hill said, ‘It could all be so simple, but you choose to make it hard.’ I do want to use my music to make a change. I feel like I do try to put an overall positive message in my music. Whatever religion you are it doesn’t matter, we all believe in God. Ok some don’t, but everyone has to love one another. Love and respect for other human beings only brings you back good, what you put out you get back.

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