Big Boogie is a rapper and singer from Memphis, Tennessee, known for his unique sound and style that fuses hip-hop and R&B with Southern soul and blues. Born and raised in Memphis, Big Boogie has become a prominent figure in the city’s music scene and has gained a loyal following both locally and nationally.
Early Life and Career
Big Boogie, whose real name is Johnathon Brown, was born on May 18, 1995, in Memphis, Tennessee. He grew up in the city’s Frayser neighborhood, which has produced a number of other successful rappers such as Yo Gotti and Three 6 Mafia. Big Boogie was raised by his mother and grandmother, who played a significant role in his upbringing and early musical influences.
Big Boogie began his music career in his late teens, recording and releasing his first mixtape, “Real Recognize Real,” in 2013. The mixtape received a positive response from local audiences and helped establish Big Boogie as a rising talent in the Memphis rap scene. He followed up with several more mixtapes, including “The Antidote” and “It’s Time.”
Musical Style and Influences
Big Boogie’s music is heavily influenced by the sounds of Memphis and the surrounding region, including blues, soul, and gospel. His songs often feature soulful vocals and live instrumentation, creating a sound that is both contemporary and rooted in tradition.
In terms of his musical influences, Big Boogie has cited a wide range of artists, including Tupac, UGK, and Otis Redding, among others. He has also stated that his mother and grandmother were significant musical influences, introducing him to artists such as Al Green and Bobby Womack at a young age.
Family and Personal Life
Big Boogie is known for his close relationships with his family, particularly his mother and grandmother. In interviews, he has spoken about the importance of family and how they have supported him throughout his music career.
In terms of his personal life, Big Boogie has been open about his struggles with depression and anxiety, which have informed some of his music. He has also spoken about the impact of violence and crime in his community, and how he hopes to use his music to bring about positive change.
Big Boogie is a rising star in the Memphis music scene, known for his unique sound and style that draws from a range of musical influences. His close relationships with his family and his personal experiences have informed his music and made him a relatable figure to many of his fans. As he continues to grow and evolve as an artist, Big Boogie is sure to leave an indelible mark on the world of hip-hop and R&B.