Big Lou

Big Lou

BandHip Hop

"He is hip-hop to the fullest. He has the ability to change styles and his stage performance made signing him a no-brainer." -DJ Kay Slay in his interview with HipHopGame.com

Biography

Known in the hood as "The Spanish Frank White" Big Lou was born in Camden N.J.; The Worst City in America. Big Lou was raised by a single mother (Maria Rodriquez) and grew up with 4 brothers and 3 sisters. At the age of 14 Big Lou started growing fond of music. He began writing songs on the struggles of his hood. Before his music career would blossom he became a product of the streets. He started selling drugs. Although he was living the fast life, he never lost his love for music. he was determined to make a better way and started investing his dirty money into buying studio equipment. Little by little he spent more time in the lab than on the streets. After successfully finishing his first Independent album he gave up the street life and focused on selling his music. Amazingly Big Lou sold 3,500 units in a city that's only 8 square miles, creating a buzz that traveled to Philly and parts of Jersey City fast. As Big Lou's success kept growing He decided to start his own Independent label called LOST CITY RECORDS. He began booking his own shows and opened up for acts such as Freeway, Ms Jade, Fat Joe, MobbDeep, KRS One, Mista Cheeks, Papoose, Remy Ma, Jae Millz, Busta Rhymes, D-Block and many others. He also performed at over 10 Spanish Day Parades and had Latin's comparing him to the great, late Big Pun. Taking it a step further Big Lou invested his CD money into doing a charity event for the local schools in his neighborhood which he called LOST CITY 4 the KIDS. Some people say Big Lou is an artist that deserves to be heard by the world. An MC that one day could be compared to the elite rappers of Hip Hop.

Discography

Performed at

NY - Club T NY, Remote Lounge, Pyramid, China Club, SOB’s, BB Kings, Club 2686, Rapture Ultra Lounge

Philly- Tragos, Fluid, Transit, 8th Street Lounge, Emerald City, Club Polaris, All Star Weekend
10 Spanish Day Parades

Opened For

Remy Ma, D-Block, Mobb Deep, M.O.P, Freeway, Papoose, Bossman, Serius Jones, Joell Ortiz, Peedi Crack, Styles P, Jae Millz, Fat Joe, KRS One, The Lox and Mr Cheeks

Mixtapes

Bedtyme357 ‘Respek The Arkitek’ Hosted by Guru (June 06)
Bedtyme357 ‘Nickel bags’ Get High Off This Sh*t Vol 8 (Aug 06)
Bedtyme357 ‘Hate Money’ Pt 5 Hosted by Jae Millz (Dec 06)
Big Lou ‘Resurrecting the Dead’ Hosted by DJ Kay Slay (Oct 06)
DJ Boy Wonda ‘ Fuck The Radio’ Vol 4 and 5 (Dec 06)
Mic Check Mixtape Series Volume 6 Hosted by Sly Boogie (Jan 07)
The Devil’s Advocate II (Jan 07)
DJ Kay Slay ‘Sign of the Times (Jan 07)

DVD Magazines

Drahma DVD Magazine (Jan 07)
Whatz really Hood DVD (Jan 07)
Hood Certified DVD (Feb 07)
Video City TV (Feb 07)
Street Knowledge DVD (Feb 07)
Lyfe Sux TV (Feb 07)
Unda Dog TV (Feb 07)
Mad Ciphas TV (Feb 07)
Well Connekted (Feb 07)
One on DVD (Feb 07)

Magazines

Rap Fanatic (Oct 06)
RapCapital.com (Nov 06)
Rapmullet.com Review (Dec 06)
Streets Mos Magazine (Jan 07)
Foundation Magazine (Jan 07)
Ballerstatus.net (Jan 07)
HipHopGame.com (Jan 07)
Hip Hop Weekly (Jan 07)
HiphopUnderground.com (Feb 07)
Mic’d Magazine (Feb 07)
Epydemik.com (Feb 07)
Parle Publication (Feb 07)
215hiphop.com (Feb 07)
Hoodgrown (Feb 07)
Spate Magazine (Feb 07)
Parle Magazine (Feb 07)
HipHop.org (Feb 07)
Straight Stuntin Magazine (Feb 2007)

Radio Shows

Hot 97.1 Drahma Hour w/ DJ Kay Slay
Sirius Sattelite Radio Shade 45 w/ DJ Kay Slay
KNDS 105.9 (ND) with Big O and VA
1FM Jamz – iTunes
Next Up Radio – D.W.I.
Royal Takeover 106.3

* Currently spun in regular rotation

Nominations

Best Male rapper UMA (2006)- won
Best Hip Hop Song UMA (2006)- won
Most original artist UMA (2006)- won
Best Live Performance UMA (2006) Runner up

Also

Big Lou has own Charity called ‘Lost City 4 the kids’
26,000 legitimate Myspace Friends
137,000 Myspace profile views
145,000 Player listens

Set List

3 Songs approx 4 minutes long.