1.How long have you been in the rap game?
I been spitting since i could talk.. but i actually got serious with what i do ..uhmm prolly in 2007, so about 2yrs i been pushing strong!
2.Who are your major influences in your music?
FAMILY! Alot of my family members go hard, so i was raised around cousins that rap, so i use to remember their ryhmes and go back and spit to them to people at school lol … But i jam alotta upcoming & indie artist too like Lil Cali, Kiotti, Yo Gotti, All Star, Young Dro, Drake, Young Buck.. they’re in the cd changer right now!
3.What is your first single off your new album?
DOPE BOY FRESH featuring the homie Lil Cali (YzGyz/Asylum).. thats impacting real heavy from the streets to the clubs & mixtapes! Also, Cali got his new single out “Rick Flair” feat. Young Dro & Mouse, so check that out as well.
4.Who all do you have featured on your album?
The album is in the works.. But i have plenty albums releasing damn near bi-weekly.. im on my gucci & weezy shit right now with the mixtapes… they’re really increasing my popularity, fanbase, and internet buzz!! The album should be out dec./jan. titled “Big Deals, or No Deals”.. right now i have joints with Tyga, Ne-Yo, Lloyd, Lil Cali, and im still working!
5.How did you get into the rap game?
Turning my hobby into a dream, and from there i made it more then just a dream… now i consider it my job!!
6.Where were you born?
Its crazy.. i was born in Taegu, Korea.. but raised in a small town in southwest Louisiana (DeRidder) ..we a small town makin big noise!
7.Who would you like to work with that you haven’t already?
Mann lets see… i gotta get something with Yo Gotti, Drake, Rick Ross, T-Pain, & im trying to get with Nipsey Hussle on a record, that boy hot and def. an artist to watch!
8.Who do you think is the hottest rapper out?
The guy everybody talking about.. Drake! He killin alot of artist right now, no doubt!
9. Who do you think is the hottest producer out?
Ahh… its plenty of hot producers out right now!! I cant name just one…
10.Who is your favorite artist?
Hmmm… i dont really have a favorite. But i listen to Drake alot, him & Yo Gotti.. I also listen to my music, and my artist joints to see what they coming with!
11.How did you come up with your album title?
Thats all im accepting, “Big Deals or No Deals”, plus my label is Cut Tha Check Ent., So u think about it.. Shouts to the homie Dirt Dig..
12.What is your favorite song on your album?
Cocaine Music is one of the hottest i have out right now… im still working though so i know they’ll be more to choose from.. But cocaine music is a record alot of people can relate too.. The title resembles drugs, trapping, etc.. but its just DOPE music that causes addictions haha.. You def. gotta check that one out!
13.Who are you signed with?
I have my own squad, Cut Tha Check Ent. (CTC Ent.)… so keep your ears open
14.When is your album release date?
Dec.2009 Or Jan. 2010
15.What cities do you plan on touring?
Man i reach out to the U.S markets & Overseas markets, so its no telling where i’ll end up! Right now i have the “Dope Boy Fresh” promo tour in
progress with Lil Cali. So be on the look out for that in your city soon!!
16.What female rapper or artist do you think is the sexiest?
Haa… Nicki holding that down right now!
17.What would you like to see from the music industry over the next two years?
18.What is your second single gonna be?
Im not sure yet, thinking about an r&b joint.. Maybe this joint i have with Lloyd.. but it’s no telling..
19.What rapper do you dislike or hate the most?
I dont think i have one.. if they out there grindin, they good with me!
20.Favorite drink in the club?
Im a goose man… or 151!
21.Favorite industry magazine?
Ozone, a big fan of Ozone.. they let you know who to watch and who’s on the come up!
22.Who got you started in the rap game?
23.How does your family feel about your music and your choice of career?
They see me grindin, and they see this is what i put my all in to… so they with it!
24.Top 5 rap albums of all time?
Ahh… Wayne- The Carter, Yo Gotti- CM 2, Slim Thug- Boss of All Bosses, Rick Ross, & Boosie’s album.. those were hot!!
25.Worst 5 rap albums of all time?
I dont even know.. haha
26.Favorite r and b group or solo artist?
I like a few r&b artist.. cant just name one
27.Where do you see the rap game headed?
I cant really say, cause its kind of shaky right now.. But im hoping it makes a change, back to its past!
28.How do you usually come up with your songs?
My feel towards the beat..
29.What can we expect from you in the future?
I have a few tapes dropping this month with DJ Ames, DJ Kickz, DJ Whut It Dew, and DJ Cosinus.. So those will be some to look out for on the mixtape side.. The album “Big Deals or No Deals” on the way.. The single Dope Boy Fresh is coming to the streets & clubs near you and also request it at your local radio stations!! Besides that, whatever comes to my plate man! Im out here grindin hard!!
30.Where Can Your Fans Reach You At?
Hit me on myspace at www.myspace.com/bigshanehits & you can also follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/bigshane337 .just google the name! “my internet buzz on every page, like a beeper!!” email@example.com for features/booking/hosting inquires!