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BiG WoRm

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, OK
Band Hip Hop Soul


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"OKC Hip-Hop Takes You To School"

Last Friday, I attended the Honors Class hip-hop show. This show was put on by OKC rapper Big Worm and very appropriately named seeing as he will be graduating high school tomorrow. Worm assembled some of the city’s best to put on a graduation celebration for him and his fellow class of 2013 grads.

The best thing about the show was that it didn’t feel like a concert at all. It felt like an intimate gathering of friends who came together to celebrate good music and fun times. The show was at Twisted Root in the Paseo district. The intimate crowd buzzed with conversations and anticipation for the performers. Many of the young people in attendance had not had the chance to be a part of the Oklahoma hip-hop scene until now.

The first performer was Latre, younger brother of Big Worm. Latre gave his very first live performance that night. He performed songs from his project titled Quarantined Thoughts, which he wrote while literally being quarantined after his kidney transplant last year. Watching him on stage was inspiring. I’m sure everyone in the room felt like a proud parent.

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aDDLibb Photo by Shannon Moham

aDDLib performed again with his band from Norman Music Festival (electric cello included). Giving us romantic stories and tales of heartbreak, all the girls in the crowd were wowed and wooed by the end of his set.

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Frank Black Photo by Shannon Moham.

DMV native Frank Black gave the smoothest performance of the night. Frank has possibly the best flow I’ve heard from any rapper ever. His style is very organic yet true to the roots of hip-hop. He’s not a swag rapper but he raps with…swag. He reminds me of Jay-Z so I’m thinking it but be an East coast thing. His album comes out this summer and it would behoove you to buy it. And not just because I used the word “behoove”.

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Left to Right: Frank Black and L.T.Z. Photo by Shannon Moham

As always, the jokes were in abundance from L.T.Z. Also plentiful from TeaZee was new music. Every song but one in his set hadn’t been previously performed. All of them told a story including the song Nola Meets Langston, an intriguing fictional tale of the poet Langston Hughes meeting the character Nola Darling (from the Spike Lee film She’s Gotta Have It) at a club in the 2013. Another new song was the Steeze Me Up remix featuring the man of the night, Big Worm himself.

As a former disgruntled teen living in Oklahoma City, I think it’s important to open up doors to people younger than me and expose them to things in our city that they may not be aware of. This is the case with Worm. He discovered the OKC hip-hop scene through attending Puzzle People shows and he’s been hooked ever since. Worm has been rapping and producing music with his friends for a few years now and is already ahead of the game in so many ways. Not many teenagers with rap aspirations can say that they have recorded several projects, made beats for other artists, and have been asked to perform all over the city before even graduating high school.

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Big Worm Photo by Shannon Moham

As Worm began to perform, the whole room grew excited: his friends yelling out words of encouragement and his family standing close by in anticipation. He performed songs from his recently released project Bench All-Stars. The album touched subjects including girl problems, getting in trouble for spending too much on sneakers, trying to pass classes and other high school woes. On one particular song, Master P (Pocket Fulla Money), all of Worm’s classmates in attendance joined in on the performance, yelling out lyrics about spending the money that is burning holes in their pockets. His last song Defining Moments describes his feelings about ending this chapter of his life. Watching him on stage, you could feel the same sense of accomplishment and pride that he was feeling in that moment.

As all young artists, Big Worm has lots of growing to do and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this young artist. Check out Big Worm’s latest project Bench All-Stars here.

"Big Worm — Bench All-Stars"

Fans of the comedy classic Friday may recognize the name Big Worm, but the Big Worm behind Bench All-Stars is rooted not in South Central L.A., but on the streets of Oklahoma City.

His music is so far removed from the East Coast/West Coast style of hip-hop that with each subsequent release, Oklahoma rappers are forging their own coast — Red Dirt Coast, if you will.
After spinning this album, I’m pretty sure Worm could be the mayor of the Red Dirt Coast.

And why not? With their lo-fi, DIY sound, tracks like “Pretty Little Liars (The Mack)” and “Nike” prove Worm achieves excellent results with limited resources. His laid-back flow and lush sampling work hard to compensate for the four-track demo sound. In that respect, it’s actually kinda punk rock.

The Casio-esque tones of “Car Crash” and “Thinking Out L.O.U.D.” are mesmerizing, rolling and swirling in the headphones. This effect is mastered with “Purple Rain” — not a Prince cover, but an attempt to hit on a girl on the first day of school. A high-pitched voice repeats “purple rain” over and over, to intensely trippy results. It’s the standout track on an album filled with them. —Louis Fowler - Gazette Media, Inc.


- One In A Million (Ft. Taylor McKenzie) (2013)

- The Life of JaLeel Fly (2011)
- Bench All Stars (2013)

- #ShoeBoxFull (2014)

- Chicken N Waffles (2016)

- BiG WoRm Works In Fresh Market (2011)

- The Refill ()



Sherman "WoRm" was born in 1994, in Mercy hospital in Oklahoma City. WoRm started making music at the age of 10, when he was able to purchase his first price of music making equipment. WoRm first got started performing at churches and performed throughout the city at different churches. During his high school years WoRm started performing more and more around the city gaining attention of the forefathers of OKC hip-hop. It was his senior year when he released his second album "Bench All-Stars" which was reviewed by the Oklahoma Gazette. 

     After high school WoRm released his third album "ShoeboxFull" in which received a lot of recognition from the people. The album contained a song called "Chopping Blades" which some might call a hit. WoRm makes music with the intent to inspire and motivate. WoRm wants to leave his imprint on the world through music and this is where it all starts.