Mixtape Movements: @KingBiggsSOL – XXII

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After a slight delay, Rapper/Producer King Biggs finally releases his “XXII” project. Comprising of 11 tracks, Biggs drops lyrics about hustling in Jamaica, girls of the MTV generation, a lil history course and of course being nice with his rapping and production skills. Featuring members of Sons Of Liberty and collaborations with The Defenders, this Art Project is sure to keep you well entertained. Big up all the schools shouted out in this project as well. Check out the music below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @SOL_Music – SOL 2014 Cypher

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SOL is that gang man! With King Biggs’XXII” dropping tonight, the members of Sons Of Liberty got together and created the “2014 Cypher“. Produced by The Defenders and J Chris Beats, each member came with their part to form  Voltron on this production that chants, “SOL is that gang man!“. Speaking on how dope they are to what they’re going through outside the booth, this entry requires keen ears. I feel a video will be out for this. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

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Interview: @KingBiggsSOL

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I0qcBTmEKing Biggs a.k.a. Julian Morrison, was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica. He is the Co-Founder of the Jamaican Hip Hop Label/Collective, Sons Of Liberty. Considered the “Mutant” of S.O.L., Biggs has been responsible for a number of S.O.L. releases since its inception in 2006 whether through his productions, or his lyrics. With the release of his upcoming project, “XXII” drawing near, 13th Street Promotions took the time out to have a chat with King Biggs to learn about his sound, his “XXII” project, and some of his favourite creations.

Who is King Biggs?

King Biggs is an artiste that produces and composes music as well who specializes in Hip Hop, Dancehall and Reggae Fusion. I always seek to break down rules and barriers but in such a way that paying homage to original elements is included. I believe that art is more innovation over imitation than the inverse.

As a Producer and Rapper, you tend to have more options when creating, describe your sound?

I mostly create Hip Hop, Dancehall and Reggae Fusion even though I’m not limited to that. I call my sound “Rich Noise” and it’s all about taking the main/traditional elements of each genre and bending them into something interesting. I really like to be surprised when I listen to music, so I aim to provide that for my listeners in different ways. My sound could be Pharrell inspired in one beat, Kanye in another with a Lee Perry sample in the background. All in all I leave my mark on everything I do, so it’s not typical or monotonous to the audience. That’s just whack!

Who are your influences?

My influences mostly stem from Hip Hop in the 90′s/00′s, Dancehall from that same era, Oldies ballads and Disco music. This includes Dr Dre, Dave Kelly, Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) from Equiknoxx Music, Timbaland, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Quincy Jones and Lee “Scratch” Perry. A lot of music was around me when I was developing because there was the radio on RJR all day, the loud Encava buses that drove pass St Richard’s every day and the people who blared their stereo systems when picking up younger siblings or children at the schools I attended. A childhood friend, Belinda Cousins also taught me a lot about music and gave me access to the work that should shape my identity today.

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NEW MUSIC: @KingBiggsSOL – Black Mark II

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Dropping the first single off his upcoming “XXII” project is Sons Of Liberty member King Biggs. Titled “Black Mark II“, he speaks on hustling to make that money, surviving the current economy, and the other struggles faced from the perspective of an everyday hard worker. Take this track a motivation to achieve all that you need in these difficult times. Get money like Bankay. King Biggs’XXII” will be available on July 22. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @PayAttentionJa – Highlights (March 8, 2014)

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PAOn March 8, 2014, Kingston’s Club Indulge paid homage to the late great Notorious B.I.G. and celebrated the elevation of Jamaican Hip Hop. Hosted by The Sickest Drama, patrons were treated to big performances by Reazonz, Shanique Marie, Monopoly KingTristan of Sons Of Liberty and a few special guests. Brought to you by Vision High Filmz, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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