Tell us about yourself and your music
Big “G” Nutt, I am a southwest rapper i came out of Tucson, AZ. I have been rapping for several years. My first CD The Nutty Era came out in 2000 which basically was sold out the trunk. My second CD The N-U-Double dropped in 2004 which was distributed on CDbaby and did very good in Japan. After that in 2005 i was Locked up and sentenced to 30 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections with ten years suspended for which i served ten years straight on a twenty year term. My music more so now focusing on how to not end up like me and how i became who i am. The struggles and the things i wasn’t aware of growing up like how they get us into the system and how hard it is to get out. I am the after affect, after the gangs, drug selling, and prison.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release was a two song EP with artist K9 of Reppin Kash Records. Behind Bars was our first video release which garnered close to 300,000 views on youtube. 2 Much Talk was the second video which has almost 230,000. My label “G”Town Records is an independent label that has our own youtube channel check us out. Behind Bars is just like the title the struggle of losing family and being away from your loved ones. 2 much talk focuses more on all the baseless talking or so called rapping going on today. A lot being said about nothing and the ones that got something to say being over shadowed by greedy labels putting out any and everything and flooding the markets. You can find us on iTunes, CDbaby, Iheart, Youtube, and just about anywhere that sells music.
What inspired you to write this release?
Well i got a couple and was invited to the studio by K9 and heard the music and felt it was something i could definitely identify with. So my past experiences helped me to write verses others could relate too.
Any plans to release a video?
We have two videos currently released as of now and have projects in the works coming soon. We been hard at work on my new album “Living History” which your the first to get the actual name of the album.
Any plans to hit the road?
February 17th Tucson AZ Loudhouse 9pm
February 18th Mesa AZ Club Red Mesa 8pm
February 19th Flagstaff AZ The Green Room 8pm
February 25th Las Cruces NM TBA
March 2-18 East Coast Tour TBA soon
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Well I feel the image is most effective and delivery of what your saying. No one gone believe you if you don’t believe yourself. I fell that with all the aspects and merchandise we got coming puts us in our own lane and most of all great music delivered to my fans.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Ghetto Gospel on my end from Tray Dee, Slim Thug, NIpsey Hussle, YG, Snoop Dogg, Chilee Powdah, E40, August Alsina, Z-Ro, Trae the Truth, T-Rell, Boosie Badazz, Arizona Fatz, Twansac, Teezy Bee, X-Ray and a couple of phoenix artists and several others.
Tell us about your passions
My family is my motivation. Being able to be back home after that time with them is priceless. I lost my mama while i was in there and that crushed me but she motivates me through spirit. I also have a couple of other business ventures i run so it keeps me busy.
What else is happening next in your world?
Got my first line of clothing coming out called “No Squad” for those individuals that stand on their own two. Also my album will be coming out Big “G” Nutt “Living History”. Going on tour with Chilee Powdah so be on the lookout we’ll be in a city near you. Also doing the SXSW in Austin on March 18th.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Gary!
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