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Big Love

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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Big Love hails from the north Houston neighborhood by the name of Studewood. He is the present CEO of Candy Sto Productions as well as an artist. Love’s debut project Representin’ Real went on to sell 40,000+ units after its release. No stranger to the music scene he has seen many
artists come and go. After being shot 5 times in 2001 he was given a new lease on life and decided to make a change. He’s been on projects with the legendary Dj Screw as well as DJ Michael Watts. Now he’s back with Music Over Bricks which promotes leaving the streets to avoid ill fate. Music Over Bricks has features from E.S.C., Denaron, The Centop, Don Vesto, Business Only, Mayor Chico, and The Grind Mode Clique. This project is riddled with lyrics referencing his old life yet it doesn’t glorify it. On the Track “Yo Mouth,” he boasts, “Twitter let em’ talk and Youtube let em’ act,” reminding us that some artist’s lives/lyrics are a façade. Scarface features E.S.G.(SUC) and compares the duo to the popular kingpin Tony Montana. “Thought We Was Gone Ride,” is an ode to a former flame that left his side when things got rough but promised otherwise. This album covers the many obstacles that come with being a legend in the streets. While some respect him for his past others respect him for his present. Big Love, has managed to elude the many issues of his former life by making music. Not only has he made a way for himself he’s providing opportunities for others so they can do so as well. Be sure to #SupportTexasMusic on July 9th and purchase Music Over Bricks.
Read more at http://drankepidemic.com/big-love-pc-gz-music-over-bricks-7-9-2013/#RQpe3IOlJdW65xKv.99 - Drank Epidemic


Great Track! - Texas Takeover


Real Ghetto Starz - Drank Epidemic


So yeah, we are late but since this song is timeless anyway we are writing about it at the correct moment. When Big Love sent us this track his words were something along the lines of “Good luck, it’s a love song by some thug niggas.” Immediately thoughts of Webbie’s “Gimmie Dat” came to mind. Don’t ask why. When I think of thugging love I think of Webbie but I digress.

This song is nothing like I expected. The vocals are laced with that Isley Brother’s feel and the whole song is just plain sexy and a great job is done of mixing rap with that. There aren’t many rap songs you can play during those rainy nights when your significant other hops out the shower dripping wet with a bottle of caramel sauce…okay you get the point.

I love it and it is sure to be one you keep on replay.

- TrueSole


Reppin the Nawf side of the H, Big Love, looks opposite of that title. Upon first glance, I don't think, I would want to cross him the wrong way. But hey even the toughest people have hearts. He has teamed up with some OG's in the Htown rap game and came out with hits. Take a listen to Scarface ft. ESG and I Just Wanna ft. Ronnie and Ronetta Spencer - Music2MyEars


Reppin the Nawf side of the H, Big Love, looks opposite of that title. Upon first glance, I don’t think, I would want to cross him the wrong way. But hey even the toughest people have hearts. He has teamed up with some OG’s in the Htown rap game and came out with hits. Take a listen to Scarface ft. ESG and I Just Wanna Ft. Ronnie and Ronetta Spencer.

- Music2MyEars


Here’s something from Houston veteran Big Love. The track is titled "Dues Paid Change Owed" and talks about some of the real life struggles that he has been through. - Down South Hip Hop.com


The country of Germany show their love and appreciation as they get more insite on one of their favorite Houston recording artist. - ugrap.de :: Interview : Big Love


Big Love near top ten without one major release! - www.the-top-tens.com


There can't be beef here, right? My Intel homey Demarcus revealed what could be one of the most explosive beefs in a minute. I really hope this isn't true. Dude, the beef in rap is actually getting to the point where...normal people can't relate. I'm going to listen to Earth, Wind & Fire. Here is the rumor:

The South is heating up! This rumored beef is being cooked a few more degrees higher than Lil Flip and T.I. It pits two so called "bosses" head to head. Rick Ross is trying to snatch the "Boss" moniker away from Slim Thug. On Lil Wayne's "Represent 4 Da South" feat. Young Jeezy and Rick Ross. Rick Ross starts the song off by stating I ain't no Slim Thug, Imma Fat Mack/ I don't give a f*%k I'll push yo hat back. Those comments along with the supposed Poe Boy Entertainment scouting of Houston underground legend Big Love could bring this beef right to your dinner table. Big Love is known in H-town as the only rapper to upstage Slim Thug in a war of words, also actually took a couple of swings that sent Slim Thug running. Not sure if Big Love is going to ink the deal or not he is notoriously known for being true to Houston.

- www.305hiphop.com


Big Love is one of the most lyrical and controversial figures in the music industry today. Big Love has independently been wowing listeners with his purely unadulterated style and street credibility. You see, Big Love has lived the life that most gangster rappers rhyme about but have never experienced.

Big Love was born in Studewood, a notoriously violent Houston, Texas neighborhood. By the mid-1990's, Big Love was turning over a new leaf realizing that there was more money and security to be made in music compared to crime. He teamed with local producer D.J. Blast; the influential old school hip hop collective that was networking with The Wreckless Clan and D.J. Screw, who was impressed with Big Love’s emceeing abilities. In 1996, local entrepreneur Sean “Boxx” Wilborn signed Big Love to his Unlimited Records. Love was thankful for Boxx’s mentorship as the young rapper learned the basics of the music industry.

With the spotlight now on the south its true lyricist return to the forefront. Big Love himself has credited work with double platinum producer Mike B, platinum producer Bruce “Grim” Rhodes, platinum producer Michael Watts and gold producer Sean “Solo” Jemison to name a few. Big Love has alliances with Street Military, 5th Ward Boys, and The Trinity Garden Cartel. Big Love also has credited film work on several independent Houston releases. Big Love is also noted as being one of if not the first independent artist from Houston to boast international sales. His fan base reaches Italy, Germany, Japan and a couple of more countries that respect this ghetto legend. Talk about “real” Big Love has to be the definition. His tragic losses in life have been his only derailments from the game. After his solo release in 1997 he would invest into his own career establishing Candy Sto’ Productions in 2000. That year he would lose his brother Big J. Miller from his side to a life sentence of incarceration. With the bond of brothers broken Big Love was left to visit Big J as often as possible while trying to stay focused in the game. Big J remains in good spirits from behind BETO I’s prison walls in Texas. He stressed the importance of family to Big Love and had him watch closely over there younger sister Kimberly Miller-Williams. In September of 2001, Big Love would have to defy the odds personally and do what is becoming all to common in hip-hop, survive being shot (5 times). Then in November of 2006, a day before what would have been her 25th birthday, Kimberly was killed by a drunk driver while following Big Love from a family dinner. At the scene, Big Love would take the shirt off his back cover her face and say his last goodbyes. Handling the pain the best way possible Big Love continues to try to entertain some of the few loved ones he has left….family, friends, and his loyal fans.

It’s hard to say whether fame and fortune will change Big Love. The man has always had a big thirst for notoriety, money, and guns, and he seems quite knowledgeable in those topics. Although his brazen image as a true thug and gangster will lift his status as one of the most powerful figures in the rap music industry, it is his intelligence, sharp wit, and astute business acumen that will give him staying power. The man knows what he wants, knows how to get it, and knows how to make it even better.

Members:

Big Love, Pimp Click Playaz, Don Vesto, C-Nyle, Pelon, BDASH3, G-Coste’, STINK, Mayor Chico, Real Ghetto Starz, Dubble Nutt, Miller Boyz Squad, Frank Folda,Business Only (BO), Cynthia Miller Jones (Gospel)


Alwayz Therro Mag had a chance to chop it up with Big Love Peep this:

What’s the first thing you would say to someone when they ask you to describe yourself as an artist?
As an artist I’d describe myself as a realist with the gift of lyrical expression. I’d also consider my abilities consistent and amongst the stronger in hip hop in the past decade. One of the first truly independent artist to garner radio rotation outside of a Rap A Lot or Suave House artist. I’m an artist with a strong faith in God and a strong drive for success. I’ve always relied on my rap skills to garner there own respectability vs. the beefing and all da gang affiliations for street credibility. In all honesty, being shot, loosing family members to death and incarceration is lil too sad for me to ever celibrate. In rare instances, I can go in on a song about it, and I’m sure you will hear the pain in my voice. I’d have to say that my lyrics are just the thoughts of anyone trying to come up and achieve success at some level. Everyone has issues, everyone is visited by pain. Big Love is just the voice of the majority.

Are you currently working on any new projects?
Recently released Big Love – HBO (Houston’s Best Officially) retailers can get at me or DEEP Distribution for this title. You’re probably not going to hear a harder album than that! I released two separate single’s afterward’s being “Sometimes” and “Rain or Die” feat. Tha Centop and PKT. We wrapping up the new album for Mayor Chico former member of legendary houston rap group New Mafia entitled Return Of Da Bastard. Midway through completion with the debut of Real Ghetto Starz. Pimp Click Playaz project is cocked and loaded. For the kids Miller Boy Squad “Do It How Yo Do It” just released on ITunes and other digital retailers. And Cynthia Miller-Jones “Praise Melodies” received a nomination at the Gospel Music Awards. Guess at Candy Sto’ productions we always working on new projects.

What inspires your music?
My music is inspired by memories, experiences, and everything else happening around me. Hip hop has always been a way for me to vent or display affection since I was in the 4th grade. I always knew releasing on paper was more logical than loosing my cool in situations. If they listen close they can tell what kind of mood I’m in when I pen a song.

What artists in the industry inspire you the most today?
If I’d have to draw inspiration from any artists currently in the industry it would be someone like Sean Carter or Curtis Jackson

Why is that?
I feel lyrically competitive with both of these cats but their business acumen is to be applauded. Here are two African American men who came out of the hood, They have experienced majority of the same hardships that me and many other have and they stand today as separate successful brands. The mission we are on as artist they have achieved.


What makes you different from other artist today?
What makes me different is my struggle. Not too many artist in the game have realistically been through the things they rap about. They adore to tell my story but in reality don’t won’t to wear the scars of biting five bullets or the stress involved with federal indictments or living life without the brother and sister you were raised with. I would think my intent separates me from other artist too, I don’t won’t to glorify wrongdoings but warn and share situations that I have been through. My delivery is straight to the point.

What do you want your fans now and your future fans to know about you?
I want my fans to know that I appreciate all the love, the emails. I’m probably one of the few artist who actually email new songs to fans to get their opinion before I move forward. My fans are the realist, they tell me when they like something I’m trying, and they voice their opinion when they wanna hear the rugged Big Love. When I wanna leave music along they often request I do a track. I want all yall to know whatever I can do musically to assist with yo situation I got ya. And when you need more than a song maybe a listening ear I’m still available to big up my sisters and brothers. Contact me anytime. I’ll be here now and in the future to provide quality music to the real.

Tell us more about Candy Sto’ Productions?
Candy Sto’ Productions was established in 2000. We opened up a studio with initial plans of just having somewhere to record albums for Big Love and the Pimp Click Playaz. Our affiliations with artist in the Houston area ended up making us one of the most used facilities in the city. The owner of Pandora actually interviewed Big Love from this location. We have since closed to the public on general recording do to an increase in our roster. We consider ourselves one of the more active independents with a diverse portfolio of musical offerings. We take pride in our talented engineers, artist, and graphic designers.

What should we expect from your label?
From the Candy Sto’ you can expect A-1 product! Nothing stepped on and no extra ingredients! Our music weighing up 28 over here! Music fans have choices, if they want what they pay for we are the obvious choice! Bust the CD open see the Candy Sto’ stamp it’s official, turn your people on to it. Let’s all ride to the REAL this year and keep it moving!


How can we connect with you online?
(Twitterr) @Biglovemusic
www.candysto.com
www.myspace.com/big_love
(Cd Baby) http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BigLove1
(You Tube) http://www.youtube.com/yelm3
(Uemcee)http://www.uemcee.com/biglove/
(iTunes) http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/big-love/id142397532
(LastFm) http://www.last.fm/music/Big+Love/Representin%27+Real
- Alwayz Therro Magazine


This is a complete album (Representin Real) from top to bottom! Big Love's street credibility is unquestioned. Every woman in the world will feel his verse on, "What A Playa Wont Do". Every song on the album will reach someone. If this is his freshman effort I can't wait to hear him even more polished. Can be compared to the greatest (Tupac, Eminem, Biggie, LL) with an ever better upside. - Lee Raymond, Amazon.com


This is one of the best artist to come out of Houston, all the bravado of 50 Cent$ before we knew who 50 was. Would love to hear Big Love and Scarface on a track.
- Yahoo!


"One of H-town's finest, who definitely has the flava to rock the m.i.c." - Pam/Street Flava


The flow was nice, clear and I can imagine it on the radio. Kinda sounds like 50. ( = - Ariel Stepp/UBL


There can't be beef here, right? My Intel homey Demarcus revealed what could be one of the most explosive beefs in a minute. I really hope this isn't true. Dude, the beef in rap is actually getting to the point where...normal people can't relate. I'm going to listen to Earth, Wind & Fire. Here is the rumor:

The South is heating up! This rumored beef is being cooked a few more degrees higher than Lil Flip and T.I. It pits two so called "bosses" head to head. Rick Ross is trying to snatch the "Boss" moniker away from Slim Thug. On Lil Wayne's "Represent 4 Da South" feat. Young Jeezy and Rick Ross. Rick Ross starts the song off by stating I ain't no Slim Thug, Imma Fat Mack/ I don't give a f*%k I'll push yo hat back. Those comments along with the supposed Poe Boy Entertainment scouting of Houston underground legend Big Love could bring this beef right to your dinner table. Big Love is known in H-town as the only rapper to upstage Slim Thug in a war of words, also actually took a couple of swings that sent Slim Thug running. Not sure if Big Love is going to ink the deal or not he is notoriously known for being true to Houston.
- Allhiphop.com


Discography

UPC: 608825000146 BIG LOVE - REPRESENTIN' REAL (1997)

UPC: 762587002425 PIMP CLICK PLAYAZ - PLATINUM FREESTYLES (2000)

UPC: 634479394713 CANDY STO' PRODUCTIONS - CHOPPIN' EM UP 2K6 (2006)

UPC: 634479622977 LEGENDARY PIMP CLICK - HOOD BOSSES VOL.I (2007) 

UPC: 884501114899 BIG LOVE - HOUSTON'S BEST OFFICIALLY (2009)

UPC: 884502083576 BIG LOVE - REPRESENTIN' REAL SCREWED (2009)

UPC: 884501188265 CYNTHIA MILLER-JONES - PRAISE MELODIES (2009) 

UPC: 884502515008 BIG LOVE - SOMETIMES (SINGLE) (2010)

UPC: 884502392814 BIG LOVE - HOUSTON'S BEST OFFICIALLY (DRANKED AND CHOPPED) (2010)

UPC: 884502417722 MILLER BOY SQUAD - DO IT HOW YOU DO IT (SINGLE) (2010) 

UPC: 884502359961 BIG LOVE & DJ S.T.I.N.K. - STUDEWOOD 2 HOLLYWOOD (2010)

UPC: 884502932447 BIG LOVE - RAIN OR DIE (SINGLE) (2010)

UPC: 885767576612 BIG LOVE - BULLETPROOF (SINGLE) (2011)

UPC: 885767729216 BIG LOVE - KICK EM TO THA CURB (SINGLE) (2011)

UPC: 885767504493 FRANK FOLDA - I GOTTA GET IT (SINGLE) (2011)

UPC: 885767786868 MAYOR CHICO - BITCH WHERE MY CASH? (2011)

UPC: 885767547490 SLOW BOOGIE - Certified Pimp (SINGLE) (2011)

UPC: 032239062603 PIMP CLICK PLAYAZ - Now Or Never (2012)

UPC: 888174019956 BIG LOVE & PC Gz - Music Over Bricks (2013)

UPC: 887516958366 REAL GHETTO STARZ - I Just Wanna (SINGLE) (2013)

UPC: 888174772202 BIG LOVE & PC Gz - Hood Mafia Music (2014)

UPC: 889211664696 MAYOR CHICO - Return Of Da Ghetto Bastard (2015)

UPC: 889211667673 BIG LOVE - DA 8 (2015)



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Bio

Big Love is an American rapper and CEO of Candy Sto' Productions, in 1997 he released his independent debut album, Representin Real, which contained successful singles I'm A Pimp produced by Sean "Solo" Jemsion, Hatas Too produced by Archie "DJ Blast" Jackson & What A Playa Won't Do feat. D of TGC produced by Michael "Mike B" Banks. The album jumped out of the gate selling more than 40,000 units. The name "Big Love" was given to him by DJ Blast producer of some of the early Wreckless Klan sound out of Houston. Big Love is a member of the PC Gz. (Pimp Click).

For the next 3 years following his debut Big Love would make appearances and features on the city's most respected DJ's, DJ Screw and Michael 5000 Watts' lucrative mixtapes. In 2000 he branched off to form Candy Sto' Productions and create his own mixtape buzz alongside partner Damien Dugas and older brother Big J Miller who would receive a life sentence shortly afterwards that year. The following year 2001, Big Love would be shot 5 times by an assailant in his Studewood neighborhood. He had plenty of time to recover, contractually it wouldn't be until 2006 Big Love's agreement with Unlimited Records was up and he was legally free to release his sophmore efforts. In November of 2006 leaving a family dinner Big Love's younger sister Kimberly was killed in an auto accident by a drunk driver. Now, while left healing from gun shot wounds, he would also mourn the lost of his sister.

Big Love would transition from the streets and focus solely on his musical ventures upon return of his health. In 2009 he released H.ouston's B.est O.fficially. Big Love says, "Houston's Best Officially was to introduce me back to the city I carried on my back before the major labels came giving out deals. Most of the recipients of the deals were once fans of mine. H.B.O. was getting the chip off my shoulder left by the industry. It was frustrating to see artists I had nurtured get interviewed and always mention others as their inspiration. So just as a submarine does I emerged to the surface as impressive as ever." The single and video "Dues Paid Change Owed" would tell his story and set the return for one of the city's most prolific rap artist.