Big Gov

Big Gov

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
SoloHip HopR&B

The Complete Artist / producer. 2.5 million sales of "Rags to Riches" on the NBA Baller video game & sndtrk. 500,000 cd's from McDonald's New Singles Hitting worldwide!!! "Time & Money", "Keep it Cool ft. Pinky", and "You Already Know", Plus, the release of his album, "No Signs Of Weakness", 2015 to current, the release of his new single "Let Me Live" featuring Neisha Ne'shae, and the release of his new album "Betrayal", 2018 is the year you will know the name BIG GOV.


Big Gov grew up in Detroit Michigan, where he began to cultivate his love for music, being brought up in a musical household. His father, Greg Finley was a part of the R&B group The Five Special. Who were signed to Elektra Records in the late 70s. The Five Special had a hit single (Why Leave Us Alone), which hit #9 on the R&B charts in 1980. 

At the age of five, Gov recorded his first song. From that point on, hip-hop has always been a part of his life. His older cousins and one particular mentor were all in rap groups together. Often times they would promise the young Gov a trip to the studio, to record with them. Through his adolescent years, Gov would find the challenge of proving his talent. Years later after Gov had several professional studio recordings, they finally took him serious. From that alone, his love for music and his passion to entertain has enabled him to grow into the rap artist, producer, and performer he is today. 

Authentic and real music, thats what I grew up on, Gov expresses his personal feelings about old school music; with the impressions of artist such as Issac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, Rick James, and Prince. The term old soul has a new place in hip-hop music. Respecting the work of his peers, that has come before him in hip-hop. To the likes of Bink (One Shot Deal), Jay-Z, Nas, Scarface, Royce Da 59, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Run DMC, Fat Boys, Rakim, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Dj Quik, DJ Premier (Gangstarr), 2Pac Shakur, and Pete Rock. 

Gov's lyrical content goes far beyond the fashionable commercial hype, blending in life's lessons of growing up with a father in and out of his life, and the harsh realities of a drug addicted mother. His pain is felt through songs like Don't take it Personal, it's as if Gov is at his moment of clarity in every bar. His motivation connecting with songs such as Believe, that was spawned out of the fall of a dynasty and his mothers fight with cancer. Tragically, Gov lost his mother to a battle with cancer in February of 2005. She told me to use her strength during her battle with cancer as an example to move forward, with remembrance of his mother, he uses just that to persevere. 

In spite of the adversities, Gov managed to build the strength needed to carry on. Beyond just writing and producing his own music, Gov has been able to arrange and produce music for many industry artists such as Richie Rich, AZ, the late Proof of D12, Royce Da 59, Styles P of the Lox, Mr. Cheeks of the Lost Boys, and a host of Detroit based artists. He has also produced and performed the single Rags to Riches that can be heard on the video game NBA Ballers for the popular video game conglomerate Midway Games. His production is currently being featured in the background on hit MTV shows such as, Yo Momma, Rob and Big, and reality TV series Runs House. 

Though music is Gov's first love he has also been bitten by the acting bug, with his cinematic debut in the feature film Envy. Produced by Desmond Walker, Gov plays the role of Marcell, also staring LisaRaye McCoy, Maia Campbell, AZ, and RAY J. With one compilation album Storm of the Century released by local Detroit record label D Boy Records (1999) and, The 2010 release of his new debut album, "The Debt Collector", Gov is finally ready to branch out and make the kind of music that the world wants to hear. 

2009-Current, Gov has been working with the well-known ex-porn star Pinky. She has decided to make the transition to music, with production help from Big Gov, so Gov's momentum is at an all-time high musically. 

As the recipient of the 4th Annual Underground Music Awards Hip Hop Titan 2006, nominations for the Producer of the Year and Performer of the Year at the Detroit Hip-Hop Awards. There is no question how hard Gov works when it comes to music. His stage presence will command your attention, as he has a way of making an audience feel a part of the show. Gov is destined to become one of music's most accomplished and unforgettable talents.

Currently, Gov has blazed the airwaves with his new singles, "You Already Know" and "Bleed" thanks to RADIO ONE' Hot 107.5, (Big Greg BuckieNaked, Wax-Taxn-Dre, Dr. Darrius, Dj Bj, Ikeisha Baker & Cell, and Dj Gary Chandler), they broke the record, and it's been playing ever since. Gov is also a recent 2015 Detroit Underground Hip Hop award winner for "Best Performer" and "Best Video" for "Bleed", and won the 2016 "Album Of The Year" for his album, "No Signs Of Weakness". As of now, Big Gov is killing the airwaves with his new single, "Let Me Live" ft. Neisha Ne'shae. When it comes to Detroit's House of Hip Hop, Big Gov is officially in office....For more information and booking contact:

Brandee Carter: or, 951-448-9843

Set List

Sets range from 10 minutes to an hour.