BIG BLACK

BIG BLACK

BandHip HopReggae

Hip hop and reggae tossed into a blender and turn on high.

Biography

Blessed to have been born in the West Indies, Big Black is the last of three children born with a contagious flow that can change the way we think, the way we feel, the way we dance, and even the way we perceive our own culture. The album is thirteen tracks strong! There are no album fillers here, no skits, no interludes, all heat. Strong from beginning to end, and has something for everyone.

Big Black sparked early. Music played for hours out of his fathersÂ’ sanctuary he could literally hear beats playing through the walls! In 1995, he moved to the virgin island he remembersÂ’ that as the precise moment he went from casual listener to full fledged fiend. He blasted the volume and soaked every word, every drum. That sample-driven classic boom bap didn't erase, but it definitely overpowered any previous musical interests. With a knack for words and great respect for storytelling already in place, it didn't take much for him to start fitting together his own rhymes.

Music has always been an escape from the day-to-day stress of life for Big Black. After joining Job Corps and the United States Army, searching a career path, hip-hop and reggae was tossed into the blender and turned on high. Recording in Washington DC, Markus Johnson house of jazz a long way from Aripero village (Trinidad) he turns the heat up with his new album Conscious. This fierce figure Presence is undeniable. Moreover, he looks forward to building his recognition not only within the Hip Hop community but worldwide.

Very possibly perhaps one of the most creative, expressive and innovative hip hop albums we've heard in years, Big Black blows over expectations and uses any and every style or genre available... It's always so refreshing to hear a Trinidadian artists push the limits, stretch the horizons and break through the barricades in music. This album does that with incredible cohesiveness and clarity. Big Black is this type of creative, lyrical genius who will inevitably orchestrate a new era in self-expression and boldly carry Hip Hop to heights unseen.

Discography

Time's not Changing
Garageband.com Awards!
Track of the Day on 11May2006 in Hip Hop
Track Of The Week on 22May2006 in Hip Hop
#19 Best Lyrics overall, all-time
#3 Best Lyrics in Hip Hop, all-time
Best Male Vocals in Hip Hop, week of 15May2006
Best Keyboards in Hip Hop, week of 15May2006
Best Lyrics overall, week of 15May2006
Best Lyrics in Hip Hop, week of 1May2006
Best Lyrics in Hip Hop, week of 8May2006
Best Lyrics in Hip Hop, week of 15May2006
Best Melody in Hip Hop, week of 8May2006
Best Melody in Hip Hop, week of 15May2006
Best Beat in Hip Hop, week of 15May2006
Best Mood in Hip Hop, week of 15May2006
Most Original in Hip Hop, week of 15May2006
Chill-Out Track in Hip Hop, week of 15May2006
Potential Soundtrack in Hip Hop, week of 1May2006