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: @IamTheKartel – Do Di Maths (Wah Do You?)

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db28baa87ee08f20da86d1bb56b68bc7_viewTime for Summer School as today we get another lesson from “The Teacha“, Vybz Kartel. Titled “Do Di Maths (Wah Do You?)” and produced by Dunwell Productions, we hear Kartel drop lyrics about applying math when dealing with the ladies, acknowledging those who watch his every move, and cracking a few jokes along the way. It may or may not be a mystery as to how these songs keep popping up, but Vybz sure stays current and we’re not mad at that. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @TheRealJahCure x @SizzlaKalonji – King In This Jungle (1998)

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Today’s Oldies Sunday selections come from two Lions of Reggae Music, Sizzla Kalonji and Jah Cure. Titled “King In This Jungle“, this was produced by Beres Hammond for his Harmony House Productions in 1998. In this song we hear the two artists speak out on those who wish to oppress people but stumble with the help of Jah. They also consider themselves Kings in a society that’s like a Jungle and encourage people to follow Jah and have more faith in the teachings.

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NEW MUSIC: @KingBNJMN x @Fortunes__ – YOUGOTIT

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artworks-000085702474-8uf5wh-t500x500Dropping off the first track off his upcoming EP is Jamaican Producer, BNJMN. Titled “YOUGOTIT“, this instrumental is a collaboration between him and Los Angeles Producer, Fortunes. With a mix of vocal samples and elements from their own production styles, the only thing missing is a great artist crafting a hit song out of it. BNJMN’sWanderlust EP” will be available on July 27 and will feature remixes and exclusive productions. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @DI_Danielle – Hot Yea

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1385310027_Danielle_DI_promo_Photo_2013Q4Dropping off new music is none other than the bad gal Danielle D.I.! Titled “Hot Yea” and produced by Patron House Productions on the “Evidence Riddim“, the sultry rebel drops boastful lyrics on being the hottest of them all, being the object of every single and taken man’s affection, making sure that everything is top notch around her from the clothes to the hair to her bank accounts and laughs at the chicks can’t be on her level. Expect this one to be blazing the airwaves and with the catchy hook, it’s sure to be a summer hit. This tune bad nuh…let’s not get carried away. Check out the Raw and Radio versions below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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