Saimme haastatteluun Tucson-räppäri Big G-Nuttin.
What’s up, G? How are you feeling today?
What up, fam! Doing good, feeling blessed!
Let’s start with the basics – where did you grow up?
Born in Texas, lived in New Mexico, Colorado, Pontiac, Michigan and Arizona. My younger years in junior high went to school in Pontiac, Michigan then through high school in New Mexico.
How did you get your name, “Big G-Nutt”?
One of my homies gave me the name from the streets based on the fact they felt I was a Nutt, like (crazy, didn’t care type stuff when we was on the blocc).
What kind of music were you listening to growing up?
Oh man, all kinds, but soon gravitated to the West Coast. So from Too Short to Snoop, down to Mitchy Slick and a lot of underground music like Brotha Lynch and C-Bo.
How did you get started in the industry?
I always had an interest in music and after catching my first felony case out in Tucson, I decided to pursue it full time. So I first recorded my first CD G-Nutt “The Nutty Era” at a home studio owned by a close friend of mine now named BJ Pando and moved from there to having my own studio and label.
What’s your songwriting philosophy?
My first priority is to write my own music and keep it original based on life experiences. I believe the true essence of an artist is individuality and without being able to write your own words the authenticity gets lost.
How do you describe your sound?
I call it SW music, short for Southwest music, which blends West Coast and South music collectively. I describe the vocals as confrontational rap. Which is like in your face rhyming saying what others want to say but can’t.
What type of environment do you prefer to record in?
I prefer to record in private. I personally don’t like a lot of distractions.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your career?
Definitely getting in the door to the industry and learning the things that separates local artists from professional artists. Learning the business and how it works. its the same as anything else its own private society.
What are your top three favorite albums of all-time?
Caught me off guard with this one but let me see. “Dr. Dre – The Chronic”, “Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” and “2Pac – Me Against The World” of my head.
Are there any new rappers that you’d like to collab with?
There are some good ones out now. Off top Nipsey, Mozzy, YG to name a few and I followed Cardi B before she made it big, and I like 21 Savage.
Any embarrassing or crazy live show stories?
My most embarrassing moment came doing my first big show at the Tucson Convention Center and I ran out of breath and couldn’t do the song, but I got through the next two songs so it was a learning experience.
What can we expect from you in the near future?
I got some interesting things coming up. Working on another solo album, but this one is with “No Features” which I think is important for me to do. Working on a tour as well. Also got some nice feature songs we’ll be releasing soon on “G”Town Records”. We now have our own distribution to put out all our products when we want so that was a big move we made this year.
Any last words you’d like to say to our readers?
Yep, you can follow me on Instagram @big_g_nutt and @officialgtownrecords, on Twitter @biggnutt32, on Facebook @officialbiggnutt and @gtownrecords2k, website is www.gtownrecords.net, also we just launched our free app on Amazon Firestick “G Town T.V.” which will give you up-to-date videos and exclusive behind the scenes footage and videos.
Thanks for your time!
Thank you, fam. Appreciate y’all!
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