Poetry In The Streets

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Featured artist: Big Que – Poetry In The Streets

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Big Que.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Big Que: I’ve been writing lyrics since I was nine years old, not full songs, they was technically poems and I did that as advice from my social worker for a outlet, I had a very hard childhood and it became my escape.
After I started writing poems, my friends older brother gave me an N.W.A CD telling me this is real street poetry, so I took a listen and to be honest, I thought what the hell is this! But then I started listening to it more in-depth and that was the only rap CD I listen to for a very long time, as social workers wouldn’t buy my Rap Cassettes or CDs and nor would my parents. Its now one of my favourite albums.

After a while my same friend told me about this white rapper called Eminem, so I lied to my mom and said its a pop CD and she brought me this Eminem CD. After this I worked out how to trick the social workers into buying me CD, I just had to take note of the album art of the CDs, saying its poetry CDs and Pop music (I’ve never had a Pop CD.) I started getting pocket money, so I used this to buy my own CDs, so I no longer had to hide that I was listening to Rap Music. I would sit for hours studying the different styles of rap and how they structure their raps. I’d also save up and buy records.

When I was 14 I wrote a rap track as my project in my music class in High School, I wrote it from one of my short poems about my mom, the song was whack, but this is where I started with writing full rap songs.

First time I recorded anything, was an 8 track EP in School called End Of The Line.

Don’t rush your work and don’t let life get the better of you, take the better out of life.

Big Que


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I do, I’ve performed in various locations around the UK and I’ve performed in Chicago, Illinois & Indiana, USA and Dublin, Ireland.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I’m the quickest when I’m spittin’ my lyrics… There’s no limit, I’ll go after the finish… I’m so livid that you see me as a blurred image… I’m defying the laws of physics…

Big Que

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I am working on a full LP album of 18-22 tracks called Project: Q and yes I’ve released a Promo Album last July.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Yes I would sign a record contract if it was the right offer. Good to have the backing, but could lose my own freedom as an artist, but you need to take a risk.

Any last words?

Shout outs to Vince Ballard & Pablo Snow of VIP Radio and VIP Records.
Shout outs to Andy O’Hare from the BBC who rated me 6 in 2014: http://ift.tt/1yz5O7Z

Big shout outs to Sub-Kon All Stars & Case Closed.

Where can we contact you?

Big Que: http://ift.tt/1OmpIVJ

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

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