It’s nice to be successful, but it’s even better when two friends can be successful at the same time. About four years ago, Big30 was a 17-year-old Memphis teenager, rhyming with his close friend, Pooh Shiesty, now a multi-platinum artist, 2021 XXL Freshman and signatory of Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records. At the time, they released their first song “Breaking News” in late 2018, which also featured K Shiesty and Choppa Tee. The runway took off locally, racking up 100,000 views on YouTube in its first month of release. It was then that Winnie and 30 knew they were up to something.
After the appearance of âBreaking News,â Big30 continued to rhyme and garnered attention with their very first solo song, âNo Vouch,â in July 2019, reaching 2 million YouTube views in one month. “I don’t need a surety for me (No) / I can’t let them have any influence on me (No) / I won’t take them cheap, you have to increase the salary (Come with it) / C ain’t no sweet shit, no calories / Wipe his nose, he’s got allergies / Killers in his back, I shoot and they shoot after me (Blrrrd, blrrrd, blrrrd) “he reminds on the track. The video has over 10 million views on YouTube.
The 1930s style is best described as relentless; he packs bar after bar, but isn’t a street rapper painted by numbers. The Down South rhyme is smart and can lock into streams while pivoting into other styles before landing perfectly on beat. âNo Vouchâ clearly shows all of this.
In September 2019, he signed to Moneybagg Yo’s Bread Gang, which has its own partnership with N-Less Entertainment. The moment was captured on video, in which the two are shown counting money together. Big30 then erupted in 2020, releasing âNeighborhood Heroesâ featuring Pooh Shiesty and DeeMula, currently at 23 million views on YouTube, and âAllegationsâ assisted by Pooh Shiesty, now at 43 million views. “Shots Out the Vette,” to 19 million views on the platform, as well as “Perc Talk” and “Blrrrd”, two solo songs that topped 9 million views on YouTube each, added to its momentum. These tracks, along with his recent singles, have made Big30 a name for itself.
Armed with a gold plaque thanks to his strong verse on Pooh Shiesty’s single “Neighbors”, numerous verses and the rise of his two new singles, “Mista” and “Too Official” with Yo Gotti, the artist amount has become one of the most popular new street rappers. Ahead of his first project coming up this month, Big 30 talks to XXL on his career so far for this week’s edition of The break.
I grew up listening to: “Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Chief Keef. I feel like we share similar stories. We come from the same type of neighborhoods, the same past, have seen the same things grow, just from different parts of the world, come through the same thing I’m going through. “
My style has been compared to: âThey compared us [Pooh Shiesty and I] to the Hot Boys, compare me to Biggie Smalls. They compare me to a lot of people. “
I’m going to explode because: âEvery day and every hour, for weeks, I looked at my subscribers and my views on YouTube, for every video, though. I watch my new video, and then I go down to my first video, or shit. that I let go months ago, last year. I see some major jumps in this shit. This shit jumps, so I know I’m doing something right. “
What’s your sleepiest song and why? : “It’s that song called ’28 Bars’ that I did when I first signed on. I feel like we fell asleep. People shouldn’t have listened to it. , but my fan base wasn’t as big as it is now. “
My most significant records to date have been: “By myself, probably” Mista. “He’s the one I just ditched. He’s doing more numbers than ever, and still trending right now. And I’ve never been trending so a long time. I really think it’s because I’m back in my neighborhood. I let them see my neighborhood. People like it. They want to see this kind of footage. A lot of rappers can’t even go back to their neighborhood. . “
My highlights so far have been: âRolling Loud. It was the greatest moment of my career. I’ve never played in front of a crowd like that. It was good. I wasn’t even scared. Not scared, but you know how you got them. butterflies, walking on stage, do you have a funny feeling in your stomach? I felt the energy of the crowd.
Most people don’t know: “I really enjoy driving. I’m interested in fast cars, donuts or whatever.”
I’ll be next: “Grammy. I’ll be the next artist to sell platinum records or something. $ 10 million millionaire.”
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“Shots Out The Vette”
“The Neighbors” Pooh Shiesty with Big30