The Original Big J
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The Original Big J

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1989 | INDIE | AFM

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 1989
Solo Hip Hop


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D.E.M.O. (Mixtape) - 2010
For The Fuck Of It (Mixtape) - 2013



    The Original Big J a.k.a Josh Davis, a Boston, MA native who gradually built on his lyrical Hip Hop talent since the age of 8 while moving throughout eastern Massachusetts, southern Florida, and Belize (Central America), in which brought a whole different outlook and aspect on life for him as presented in his music. Now in his mid-twenties and sculpting a new major album ("The Thesis Theory") due for release during mid 2015, Big J states that he is "more ready than ever" to commence on an industry competing level.

    Since his younger years of listening to the likes of Rakim, Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G. and a colossal of other hip hop pioneers, Big J's love for the genre grew heavier since day one. With his writing process starting at a tender age amongst an intense urge to sprout his rapping skills to a more intriguing platue, the years of practice and crafting, he knew would be a long road. But the plans of sticking it out through thick and thin due to the freedom writing gave him, would guide Big J beyond points in life that few could mentally survive.

    As years past and certain circumstances accrued, a major move was made from Massachusetts to Belize. Spending only a year in Central America, it gave Josh a new outlook on life. Realizing that a third world country was rough, rugged, and did not apprehend a lot of the luxuries we are accustom to in the United States and other parts of the world, a greater appreciation for life was gained pretty quickly. Since there was very minimal to do at the time, a pen and a notepad became Big J's best friends. Constantly writing over commercial beats molded his talent which he noticed as the days went on. During a brief move back to Massachusetts, surrounding friends and family bared witness to Josh's more profound skill as he would display and rap memorized verses from previous writings. Continuing with his hip hop ambition after another move to southern Florida, Big J also expanded his artistic mind into what happens behind the music such as audio engineering, music production, music business, and graphic design in which was all self-taught. Now with a lot more knowledge of the music industry it was time to build a solid foundation as an independent artist..... Back home in Boston.

    Returning to Boston, MA at the age of 16, the toughest years of his life would begin. Jumping from warehouse job to warehouse job, lack of income, and becoming homeless at times placed his music career on the back burner for a little over four years. Hardship took a heavy toll on Josh throughout that span of time but the writing of lyrics never stopped. As he states, "Writing and Hennessy came to be my only escape from reality during those years, otherwise my mind would become my worst enemy" the pain heard in his voice and seen in his eyes could be felt by almost anyone. Coming out of that slump was nowhere near an easy process for J. Letting go of all doubt, working harder than before, building more confidence in himself and his craft would lead to a couple mixtapes for the world to hear. Still not completely satisfied with his first two released projects, he decided to go back to the drawing board to study and acquire more knowledge within everything he felt was missing. "I don't want to just lay down tracks anymore, I want to create classic records, and I want albums full of music that everyone can relate to. From the proper top office executives to the people slumming in the hood everyday just trying to get by, from the popular folks to the outcasts and from the sane to the insane....just... everybody!â€?  

    Even though the road to success is still a long one for The Original Big J, the drive is more there than ever and seems to have no signs of fading. Along with being the CEO of "Realist Squad Entertainment" and having branching connections throughout the New England area, he stays focused and takes each step of the way as an accomplishment. Gaining more and more notoriety with his musical talent since 2010, as he says "There’s no other way to go than up from here on". With strong hustle and incredible work ethic does come glorified moments and achievements... with that at the forefront of his mind... Big J is well on his way to a higher level in hip hop that no one would have ever expected.

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