Drummer Turned Rapper Drops Eclectic Album on July 16th
Big Greg is a genre-less up and coming artist that creates a range of music and sounds that keep you listening and coming back for more. As a creative force of authenticity, growth, and dynamic, he is set apart from his peers because of his eclectic sounds and creative beats. His debut album, “#G4” showcases his talent and variety as he is projected to become one of the hottest artists of the summer.
Early on, Big Greg was just a drummer, his musical ability was being developed as he was experimenting with sounds and music styles. When he got to college in 2010, he expanded to more rap and hip hop sounds and earned the nickname, The Punch Line Kid. His rapping and lyrics were strong and he became popular around campus and the southern region in the process. “I played wherever the city or whatever campus event let me,” Big Greg said smiling. “I loved the hustle of it all and with this new album I feel like it has grown with me since I was that kid on campus rapping at some event that was going on.” He has earned a total of eight awards from 2015 to 2020 in local contests and radio stations in the North Carolina area.
Big Greg’s album has been a long time coming, but it will be worth the wait. “There is a lot of passion in everything I produce. I want it to be fun and exciting, and I want people to connect with it and understand where I’m coming from. Then, if they relate, they feel seen. It’s a great feeling.” His genre-less outcome on the album is what Big Greg wants to stick to since he loves to do all kinds of music, and many people can relate and get excited about it.
An example of this range is on the track, “Rockstar,” the heavy metal inspired beat, gives the Punch Line Kid the room to talk his talk and show that he’s comfortable being in the spotlight and that he deserves to be there. Every artist needs to let you know who they are and why they’re the best at what they do, he’s having fun on this track, and you can tell, the flow is fire, the bars are lit, this is the type of track you listen to on your way to an event to make sure your confidence is on a thousand when you get there.
His debut album is going to be released on July 16th, perfect timing for those crafted summer playlists. “#G4” is his most diverse sound yet, with hip hop and rap, rock, and other sounds to create a unique experience. Focused on the themes of introspection matched with catchy hooks, the album is mature and even heavy when it comes to content and his experience with love and loss, struggle and growth, nostalgia, and moving on. Big Greg is a heavy hitter when it comes to the emotional side of his album and the reflection. He knows where he is going and what he wants and he’s going to keep working until he gets it.
During Big Greg’s time in college, he began to draw many comparisons to Drake because he could easily create catchy lyrics in addition to singing on tracks. His first major single, “Like A Stripper”, received regional acclaim around the south, which led to many tours. Greg’s first award came in 2015 as he won the Hip Hop artist of the year at the Charlotte Music Awards International (CMAI). Later that year, riding off his new single and performance from the CMAI, Big Greg sealed a Hollywood Music in Media (HMMA) nomination, for his new hit single “Like A Stripper”. In 2016, Greg nabbed the Matador Green Energy Drink theme song contest, which plays his theme song and all of their functions and fully sponsors his performance events anytime he performs around the country. That same year (2016), his follow up single “You Can Have It All” won the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) for song of the year in Hollywood, California. His 3rd single “Oh No” did really well in the south and managed to get FM play which is why he has big expectations for his 4th single “Hands Free” featuring label mate and social media icon LaTruth was released on March 26, 2021. His upcoming EP titled “#G4” which is set to release on July 16, 2021.
Change is good and creating the sounds you want to live by is a great way to keep things interesting and exciting. Even though Big Greg does a lot of different music styles, he will always be an artist and a drummer that can create the range and excitement that connects with his audience. “I look forward to touring and playing my music for people live because that’s part of all the fun.”
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