THE JULY 2009 OFFICIAL INTERVIEW WITH RECORDING ARTIST - RAP SENSATION - BIGG JIGG An up close and personal interview with BIGG JIGG by DJ FEMMIE
ABOUT BIGG JIGG
Over the past nine years, rapper and writer Bigg Jigg has been on his grind and is now ready to prove why he is the next top Hip-Hop artist out of the Midwest.
The Chicago born rapper has taken his animated style and intense lyrical ability and created a movement that stems from his hometown throughout the Midwest and all the way down to Florida.
Fall 2009 will see the release of Bigg Jigg’s debut album, “The Go 2 Man,” which features appearances by Yung Joc; The Game, of Black Wall Street; Alfamega; and a few others to be announced. With this first album however, Bigg Jigg does not want to capitalize on guest appearances. “I steered away from doing a whole lot of features because I want the world to really feel me,” Bigg Jigg says. “I want to prove that I do not need other artists to make my music hot; I’m all I need.”BIGG JIGGS latest musical CD is called “TALKOFDA MIDWEST” featuring heavy hitters T-PAIN, SWIZZ BEATS, THE GAME and a new voice G-BALL. Fly As A Plane - Featuring VH1's Jessica aka "Rabbit" from Real Chance at Love, and Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs & Harmony)
DJ Femmie: I am a huge fan of BIGG JIGG. I enjoy interviewing real contenders in the rap game, so who else to do the July 2009 interview for Sierra Donna Entertainment – then the man himself BIGG JIGG - here we go.
By the way ladies, Bigg Jigg is quite handsome don't you think? DJ Femmie: I know you have been in the game a long time and receive mad respect from your peers; what are some of things you see other rappers doing that keep them from acquiring a deal or keep them from being taken seriously? BIGG JIGG: I believe that some up and coming artists don’t acquire good industry relationships that can help them and their originality as far as style. A lot of artists try and duplicate a sound that other artists, who may have blew up off of, and try and do the same and that hurts them in the long run.
DJ Femmie: I totally agree. There are so many sound-a-likes in the industry. With the new material you are promoting now what is the message that you would like people to get through coming from the drop of the album and the new music? BIGG JIGG: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A ENTREPRENEUR AND TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR OWN SITUATION AND NOT LET IT TAKE CONTROL OF YOU.
DJ Femmie: Branding is a necessary tool in shaping a career – your name is a brand. Why did you choose the moniker BIGG JIGG?; did you creatively come up with the moniker or was it stylized by events in your life, – or your publicity team? What was the process that shaped BIGG JIGG? Why BIGG JIGG? BIGG JIGG: Well, the name “BIGG JIGG” came from the name BIGG JIGGA. This was the name a lot of my friends called me anyway so when I started taking my music career seriously I knew I couldn’t run with the name JIGGA cause the name “JIGGA” was already taken by JAY-Z. So I just shortened it instead and the process of shaping BIGG JIGG was simple along with just being original and helped me create my own niche to separate me from the other rappers in the game which helped me to become a STANDOUT ARTIST. DJ Femmie: It is important that your name fits with what you are about, sometimes it is hard to take serious some of the artists that choose weird names. For me as a DISC JOCKEY I find my mind going what the “heck” is this name about.
DJ Femmie: You have a great management team, what separates you from the rest where you have a management team that supports you and the music you produce. It has to be something very special, what do you think the magic is that your management team sees in you? BIGG JIGG: We just have a great chemistry and we all have great work ethics and the same vision and that is what makes us a great team.
DJ Femmie: Who of all the artists that are out here right now – would you want to do a project with and why? BIGG JIGG: I would love to do a project with JADAKISS and NEYO. JADAKISS because he is one of my favorite artists as far as a rap artist and for his lyrical content. NEYO because he is very talented and I love R & B collaborations because you get the best of both worlds. DJ Femmie: As a DIGGIWAXX music reviewer I listen to tons of songs, I must admit JADAKISS and NEYO have a lot of material. In fact, I have at least 60 NEYO songs on my hard drive. I appreciate artists that work hard.
DJ Femmie: As a female reviewer and someone who never had one fight in my life – what is the reason that rappers in the game feel the need to produce clean/ dirty versions of songs – why are dirty tracks important in the rap world and who do they appeal to? And why? BIGG JIGG: WELL BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A REAL WORLD AND YOUR FANS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO RELATE TO YOU AND BY DOING STREET RECORDS/DIRTY VERSIONS, YOU ARE GIVING YOUR FANS THE RAW REALITY OF LIFE. YOU HAVE TO DO CLEAN VERSIONS FOR RADIO PLAY. SMART CREWS ALL KNOW THAT.
DJ Femmie: I notice through your music you do not spend your time dissing other rappers, I personally think it is a fine quality; since you don't do it, do you ever worry that not tapping into that silliness will help or hinder record sales?
BIGG JIGG: I think for any artist to have that much time on their hands to focus on the person or another artist something is wrong, I would rather use that wasted energy on mastering my craft instead and won’t affect my record sales. Getting at other artists on tracks is just a gimmick to me anyway.
DJ Femmie: When working on a joint you fully believe in, do you, worry about the music sales or do you go ahead and release the joint because it speaks to you and what you believe in it? BIGG JIGG: Well I always make records that are relevant and timeless as an artist you have to know how to change with the times and not let the times change you.
DJ Femmie: I know you have been performing intensely – where (what cities) and what stations have helped the high moments? And in the last few months what creatively have you taken away from touring that has helped you sharpen your game. Also, how do you handle the distractions that can get in the way while touring? Where does your focus come from? You know the drug dealers etc. BIGG JIGG: Well I have been all around the globe in the last few months but I will have to say Ohio and Florida has shown me crazy love on the radio and as far as show turnouts also. Just being able to interact with the fans while I am on tour has sharpened me because that ‘s what I do for my fans. I am not easily distracted at all, by nothing, no one because I am a leader not a follower.
DJ Femmie: Females like eye candy and love being fans of artists; what message do you have for your female fans? It is a different rap audience, what do you tap into to appeal to the female fans? BIGG JIGG: That I love them and I thank them for all of their support, the female support means the world to me. I like to make feel good music and to make records that don’t just put women out as a piece of meat but to let them know they are appreciated, also because everybody knows women buy records especially when they like you as an artist, they will support you.
DJ Femmie I am always looking to give people good information or a piece of insight or an artist that maybe no one knows about. This is part of what I love to do enlighten people so I do have my own ultimate favorite rappers of all time in the game – like the best of the best – who are your favorite male and female rappers of all time and why? BIGG JIGG: My favorite male rapper I would have to say is SCARFACE because he not only raps but he is a great story teller, it is almost like you can actually see what he is saying through his words. My favorite female rapper - I would have to say MC LYTE because as a female rapper she is the epitome of real HIP HOP. DJ Femmie: I think in our next interview we will discuss what is real HIP HOP according to BIGG JIGG.
DJ Femmie: So many people want to rap and live hip hop and never get there, you are there, what was the motivation or lifestyle that made you want to be a rapper? Do you have involvement with the youth that look up to you and what is the message you try to send to the youth, what message are you sending that will help young multicultural children be more productive members in America and what plans do you or would you like to institute if you could make that difference. BIGG JIGG: Yes, I am very much involved with my community and with the kids as far as schools and recreational centers. I always talk to the kids about the importance of staying in school and not to lead them on to believe that it’s cool to drop out of school to be a rapper or singer that’s not the way out, education is everything. I am going to start my own foundation for unfortunate/less fortunate kids.
DJ Femmie: What's next for BIGG JIGG? BIGG JIGG: I am on tour right now. The tour is the “GULF COAST TOUR”. I am also completing my debut album entitled the “GO 2 MAN”. I am working on countless mix tape CD’s and by all means look out also for my new video on BET called ‘Streets on Lock”. DJ Femmie: I hope that people reading this article get a real sense of the prolific BIGG JIGG. I am already there
Sierra Donna Entertainment thanks BIGG JIGG for taking time out of his very busy engagements to share his thoughts and concepts with his growing fans base and the rap and music community at large.
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1. POPULAR DEMAND INTRO
3. UMMA SHINE
4. SPACE AGE TRAPPIN'
5. ON MY WAY
6. NOT ME - FT. J-SHIN
7. EVERYBODY ELSE - FT. T-PAIN
8. I'M KING - FT. THE GAME
9. STREETZ ON LOCK
10. FLY AS A PLANE
11. GET IT
12.ON YOUR NECK - FT. SWIZZ BEATS
13. DON'T DO WHAT I DO
14. WET WET - FT. G-BALL
15. LET IT BE KNOWN
17. ON THE GRIND
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DJFemmie Sierra Donna Presents: 2009 DJ Femmie's Hip Hop and Rap - The Crucible Vol. 4
Featuring: SOLID RAP COMPILATION WITH NEW JOINTS BY Yung Joc Feat Gucci Mane & Yung Ralph, Moka Blast,Bigg Jigg, DJ Smooth Killa Coop, D.V. Alias Khrys Ft. Memphis, Double D, Roccett Feat Akon, Eminem, Hip Hop E & J Brothas, Da Throwback Boys, AG Feat Ron Browz,Raw Dawg Ft.DJ SoCo and other great artists.
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