American rap artist Rodney Lamont Wright Jr., popularly known as Big30, is an emerging star from Memphis and has already acquired popularity among fans of the genre. With a checkered career mired by controversy as it is by good music, Big30 has managed to make his way to stardom with his mixtapes. He is also known for his collaborations with other Memphis rappers like Pooh Shiesty and Gucci Mane. Now turn up the music as we celebrate his special day!
Upcoming American rap artist Big30 certainly knows how to make news. Born Rodney Lamont Wright Jr. on December 28, 1999, in Memphis, Tennessee, he is of African-American descent. He attended a local high school in his neighborhood with a keen interest in sports and even played little league football. His father introduced him to rap music, and it was in his teens that he began to show an inclination toward the genre. He was often in trouble during his childhood and became active in the streets when he was just 14 years old.
Big30’s career as a rap artist began in 2018 when his childhood friend Pooh Shiesty encouraged him to tell his story through rap and songs. He recorded his first song with Shiesty that year, titled ‘RC,’ which established his credibility as an artist among his friends. A few months later, he recorded another single with Shiesty, ‘Breaking News,’ and uploaded it on YouTube. The song became immensely popular, earning over 100,000 views in just a few weeks. In 2019, he signed with N-less Entertainment and Moneybagg Yo’s Bread Gang Entertainment. Later that year, he dropped his first solo song ‘No Vouch,’ which received two million views within a month of its release. He released two more singles — ‘Allegations’ and ‘Shots Out the Vette’ — which earned 49 million and 21 million YouTube views, respectively. ‘Allegations’ went on to become gold certified. In September 2021, Big30 released his first mixtape, “King of Killbranch,” which reached Number 13 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. That same year, he was featured in Shiesty’s single ‘Neighbors,’ which peaked at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. Later that year, he was named an artist with Interscope Records. He is working on a new, untitled album that is slated for release in 2022.
Big30 is known for his hard-hitting lyrics inspired by his neighborhood and street cred. He has been at the center of several controversies with fellow artists, including Gucci Mane, but the two later made up. Often on the wrong side of the law, he has attempted to straighten his life out and make a name for himself as a rap artist of note. With a vision to win a Grammy Award, Big30 is working hard to achieve his dreams.
Along with childhood friend Pooh Shiesty, Big30 records his first song, ' RC.’
‘Breaking News,’ his second song collaboration with Sheisty, attracts over 100,000 views in a few weeks on YouTube.
Big30 drops ‘No Vouch,’ his first solo song.
Big30 releases his first mixtape, “King of Killbranch,” ranking Number 13 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts.
Shiesty features Big30 in his single ‘Neighbors,’ which peaks at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Why We Love Big 30
He is focused on what he wants to achieve in life
Big30 has made his way to success with grit and effort. He envisions a future for himself where he becomes a millionaire with platinum records and a Grammy Award to his name.
He supports people from his community
Having come a long way from a tough life when he was growing up, Big30 understands the struggle it takes to make a successful life. Hence, he always supports people with similar backgrounds as much as he can.
He has an inspiring life story
Big30 persevered to reach where he is today. Drawing on his experiences, he is always motivating fans to work harder to achieve their goals.
5 Surprising Facts
He didn’t intend to leave Tennessee
When he was younger, Big30 didn’t see a future in music, let alone leave his hometown for his career.
A friend inspired him to rap
Big30 never intended to be a rapper, but a friend encouraged him to pursue rap as a career.
He loves cars
Big30 is a big fan of luxury cars and likes driving around when he gets the time.
He feels motivated by crowds
He has never felt intimidated by crowds and feels motivated by their presence.
He is often confused for Pooh Shiesty
Big30 is often mistaken for Shiesty because they are the same age and have worked together many times.
Big 30 FAQs
Is Big30 signed to Yo Gotti?
No, Big30 signed a deal with N-Less Entertainment and Bread Gang Entertainment.
Is Big30 and Pooh Shiesty related?
No, they come from the same hometown and are childhood friends.
Why was Big30 imprisoned in 2020?
He possessed marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and firearms while traveling from Memphis, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia with more than $17,000 in cash.
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