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Hailing from Dallas, TX, an ambitious artist by the name of Big Hud “Da Heavyweight” has progressively emerged as a fixture in today’s evolving music industry. Over the past few years Big Hud has had moderate success with singles such as “Smell My Cologne” featuring Shady/Interscope recording artist Yelawolf, and “Summertime Ish” ft. Curren$y which generated a strong buzz and a video that earned regular rotation on MTV Jams. Big Hud has also opened for many major artists across the country such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and Waka Flocka as well as the legendary Too Short, and Strange Music‘s own Rittz.[wpex click for full bio]
Big Hud has earned a reputation as one of the hardest working indie artists around. He’s been a road warrior, traveling for shows across the country, and has developed an organic cult-like fan following in the underground rap scene. During his career he has provided his fans and supporters with 6 free projects/mixtapes hosted by the likes of DJ Smallz, DJ Holiday, DJ Burn One, and Bay Bay. He also has released 2 EP’s independently, and recently earned his own Pandora Station. Big Hud has been featured on All Hip Hop Breeding Ground, which over the years has bred many successful artists. These accomplishments caught the eye of RBC Records/Fontana, where Big Hud was offered a distribution deal and is set to release his debut album “Almost Home” in early 2015.
Most recently, Big Hud has been working with well-known Bay (Oakland) Area rapper Beeda Weeda for a group album titled “The Storm.” The lead single from the album “Hella Turnt” featuring rap pioneers Too Short and E40 is picking up momentum, setting the stage for a strong release. Aside from the upcoming group album, Big Hud will be releasing more solo material, and scheduling more appearances and shows leading up to the release of his debut album. Its fair to say its just a matter of time before Big Hud makes a permanent spot for himself in the world of music.[/wpex]
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Critical Praise for Beeda Weeda:
“Beeda Weeda is an East Oakland Too $hort-affiliate who makes mob music with the enthusiasm and intensity of a rabid pitbull.” – NOISEY
Beeda Weeda credits his neighborhood for making him who he is, but more accurately it was his family who struck the first match. From his big brother who inspired his rap alias, to older cousins who encouraged his talent for producing, the East Oakland native had a great support system in place starting from a young age. Hailing from the city’s Murder Dubbs neighborhood, Beeda is no stranger to the code of the streets, where a handshake forms relationships and keeping your word builds long-lasting bonds. The Murder Dubbs sprawl across ten avenues in East Oakland, plenty of room to get swept into the social ills of a fast moving city, particularly for a young man who’s been surrounded by it since birth. Since 2004, Beeda’s goal has been to find something else to get swept up in– something that would improve his quality of life.[wpex click for full bio]
“When I was young, the last thing I thought about was being a rapper,” Beeda says matter-of-factly, “I didn’t want the attention. I was popular, but that was just natural.” In fact, before rapping, he tried his hand behind the boards, producing under the tutelage of his older cousin Murda Rue who’d opened a studio in the neighborhood. Before long, Rue had gotten caught up in some legal issues and found himself sentenced to life in prison, leaving Beeda to figure out the next move on his own. He’d always been decent with a pen, jotting ideas down moments before recording tracks, but it was never anything he took seriously until another young artist, Lil’ Al, pushed him to reconsider his goals. “I had a little keyboard at the house [after Rue was incarcerated],” he says, “I kept making beats. Eventually Al talked me into it and we formed a little group.” The two youngsters even pressed up copies of their street album, passing them out all over East Oakland, but before they could truly make their mark, Lil’ Al found himself in his own legal situation, landing in prison for a stint.
For Beeda, it was back to the drawing board. The producer/rapper had formed a close relationship with JMoe of the neighborhood rap group Unda Surveillance, and it was from J that Beeda received news of possible contract with Tajai of the well-renowned Oakland collective, Hieroglyphics/Souls Of Mischief. “JMoe said ‘We got a situation going on with the music,’” Beeda recalls, “’It’s time to take this music serious’ I laughed at him and said, ‘Rapping ain’t putting no money in my pocket.’ As far as I was concerned, this it was a hobby, it never brought me no money and I’d just had my daughter.”
Tajai had somehow gotten his hands on some of Beeda’s music and was so impressed that he offered the young artist a distribution deal, releasing his debut project Turfology 101 in 2006. The street album spawned his first local hit in the Bay area, entitled “Turf’s Up.” It wasn’t long before legendary Bay artists were clamoring to be a part of the buzzing single. The remix featured verses from both Too Short and E40, ironic since Beeda would wind up linked to both Oakland legends later in his career.
E40 had offered to lock Beeda in for a three album contract, which he respectfully passed on. At the beginning of 2012, Beeda’s connections led him to start working and touring with Too Short. Beeda’s most recent solo work, Mack’N Trap’N & Rap’N Vol. 2 was presented and hosted by Too Short, and premiered on the front page of DatPiff. When Beeda is not busy rocking his own shows, he travels with Too Short and there’s a moment in the middle of the evening where the gracious headliner hands Beeda the mic and allows him to shine as well.
“Every time I do a song,” Beeda Weeda discloses, “I get better, but with me being a producer also, I comix my own songs, engineer my own songs…” He continues, “It gives me a better idea about how to make music, how to be a better musician and make better songs. Some people can rap but they all can’t make songs. That’s why I feel I’m ready to make that transition to becoming a mainstream artist, because I’m not just another rapper, I’m an artist.[/wpex]
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