Artist Interview: Eric Bigelow
Tell us about yourself and your music
Bigelow business is exactly what you get from me laid back but straight to the point genius. I am a beard faced master of ceremonies better known as Eric Bigelow to the underground Philadelphia Hip Hop scene. My aim is to create music that speaks for itself and proves I will soon be amongst the hip-hop elite; as many of my fans seem to enjoy my versatility; and I have certainly impacted other artist and influenced certain morals that I believe every artist should have. With tracks like “Keep Talking” and “Situation” I seem to be quite the mover of Crowds while at the same time a deliverer of substance. I create music that speaks volumes to the essence of both hip hop and the royalty and power that comes from embracing my culture.
Talk to us more about your latest release
In April 2016 I released a project entitled “Color Folk.” Since the release I have performed on stages and cities all throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and D.C. In 2017 I am not stopping in fact the past few months have only been the start of what looks to be something very special. I feel like this tape represents what true hip hop heads thought the rap game would have become just before the game took a left turn to become so called “turn up” music all the time. You can download my project for free on SoundCloud, Datpiff, and Spinrilla. Visit any of those sites and search “Color Folk” I come right up. For more info Follow Eric Bigelow on the Gram @Eric_Bigelow and visit EricBigelow.com check the hashtags #WeWorking #BigelowBusiness #ColorFolk #Here4HipHop #HereforHipHop this is only the beginning.
What inspired you to write this release?
“Color Folk” was inspired by the times and events concerning my culture and community. It’s a fun tape that triggers the want to be someone better. To strive for our goals and uplift each other while also addressing the serious issue of racism, and the inequality we face every day. I want my listener to b inspired to be better, create change, spread love but also not be afraid to go to war in order to kill hate. Crazy concept but once you listen to it you will understand.
Any plans to release a video?
I did and just search Eric Bigelow in the YouTube and my videos will populate. Also check for a short documentary on a trip out D.C I had with some other special artist you will soon be very familiar with.
Any plans to hit the road?
Trenton New Jersey
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Word of mouth is still champion. But I’m also always doing shows or events and traveling to different cities and states. The more I travel the more my fan base grows. Internet has worked well also, mainly social media sites like Facebook and Instagram so that I’m always close and personal with my fans. Who I also am not too good to comment back and visit their pages and see what they have going on as well. I also have a few sponsors and business’ that help to get my sound out there as well.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I underground and indie artist for the most part. Mainstream music is terrible these days and far too repetitive at that. I can’t listen to that garbage they call a top 20.
Tell us about your passions
Interestingly enough I also do videography and photography. More of a hobby but that skill is mine so I use it to my advantage. Currently have a few of my productions floating around the internet.
What else is happening next in your world?
I’m currently working on a new tape I will release but as of now no title no release date but follow me and I will make sure u know when it drops and where to get it.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Eric!
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