BIG REEP expands on the Global Attack!!!!Posted by: Scott / Category: Blog
BIG REEP is a hungry cat straight out of the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. He eats, breaths, and sleeps this thing that we call Hip Hop music. It just flows through his veins. He immediately fell in love with this genre of music from the first time it hit his earlobes. Hip Hop made him realize that the world was much bigger than just Brooklyn, New York. It made him realize at the time, that there are people in the Bronx, Queens, and Harlem etc. that were going through the same things that he and his friends were going through. It was something that the urban community could relate to, the ghetto version of CNN.
Some of his early influences he grow up listening to were artists like Kool G Rap, Nas, Notorious BIG, Tupac, and Jay-Z just to name a few. He grew up in the era of Hip Hop when we where able to relate with the artist, the golden era of the 90’s; before Hip Hop was about how much money you have,?making it rain in the clubs, and how much jewelry you have. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just that the average person in the hood can’t relate to it, because their life is nothing like that. To BIG REEP Hip Hop is a vehicle for the unheard to be heard. That’s why he fell in love with it to begin with. It gave a dude like him an opportunity to tell his story and hopefully inspire the generation after him to tell their story.
To BIG REEP Hip Hop is an art form that has been watered down of its lyrical capacity over the last few years, which doesn’t make sense to him because the words of a song are the meat of your meal. It’s the heart of the song. Somewhere along in the growth of Hip Hop the meaning of what makes somebody nice has gotten distorted. It’s not about how long you been in jail or how many times you got shot, how gangster you are or how much money you have; It’s about how lyrical you could get on that mic, and how good your are at incorporating all of that into your music. It’s about how good you are at flipping words, how savvy your wordplay is, and the swagger you have doing it. That’s what BIG REEP is bringing back to the game. His music is like a big pot of gumbo. It has a bunch of different flavors and spices in it, something for everyone to feel. BIG REEP represents Crown Heights and Canarsie Brooklyn down to his bone gristle, and he won’t stop rocking this b**** till the wheels fall off. He is oh so focused, and hungrier than an Ethiopian.
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