by petercortle | January 16, 2011

We like to mix things up here at LCA; we love that New School flavor, but every once and a while it’s great to have an artist with some Old School sensibility. Such is the case with Rapper Big Pooh, formerly of the legendary hip-hop group Little Brother and currently making major moves as a solo artist. In the early 2000’s, Little Brother was a burst of talent on an otherwise stagnant music scene, featuring the beats of a young 9th Wonder and the sweet rhyming and hooks of Pooh and his partner, Phonte, who currently works with the Grammy-nominated Foreign Exchange group.

Pooh took some time to give us his two cents on his career, where’s he’s been, and where he’s going. Ladies and gentleman, the Life Changing Interview x Rapper Big Pooh.

LCA: Who or what inspired you to start making music?

Rapper Big Pooh: Don’t know where I got it from but I have always had a love for music. The beats moved me but the words painted pictures you could only imagine.

LCA: What do you hope to achieve with your music?

Rapper Big Pooh: With my music I just hope to convey a message of it’s okay to be exactly who you are. I want people to know that I go through stuff everyday just like they do and that I’m only a few fans removed from being them.

LCA: How do you see your style as being different than other artists on the scene right now? Is it your fashion sense? Your sound? Your lyrics?

Rapper Big Pooh: My style is honesty. Real honesty not a hyped up version of the truth. Clothes don’t make you. Sound can be duplicated. Your truth is always yours.

LCA: What has been the single most life changing moment that affected your music?

Rapper Big Pooh: My music and life changed forever when I got in a wreck on tour February 24, 2010 an hour outside of Burlington, VT. I began to dig deep and share a lot more of me through my music.

LCA: What projects are you working on right now (mixtapes/albums/etc.)?

Rapper Big Pooh: Currently gearing up to release Fat Boy Fresh Vol.1: For Members Only. Then a collaboration album with Oxnard, California’s own, Roc C entitled “Troubled Neighborhood.” The group is called The Young Americans. At the end of the year I will be releasing my sophomore album entitled, “Dirty Pretty Things.”

LCA: What other artists would you like to collaborate with?

Rapper Big Pooh: I’m open to whoever is creating good music.

LCA: If you could change one thing in the world right now, what would it be?

The addiction to stardom. To quote Jay-Z, it is the “worst drug known to man.”

LCA: Anything else you’d like to add?

Rapper Big Pooh:;