PIF: Down to business, thank you for the interview.
PIF: What is the name of the genre that your music belongs to?
Biggatea: MUDDOE MUSIC
PIF: How hard was it trying to get your foot in the door in a music industry where rape and scrape was the dominant force?
Biggatea: VERY HARD, MOST BAHAMIANS DON’T SUPPORT BAHAMIAN ARTISTS EVEN WHEN THEY’RE DOING RAKE & SCRAPE. MOST BAHAMIANS PREFER ENTERTAINMENT FROM FOREINERS SO THAT’S WHO THEY BUILD. SAD BUT TRUE!!
PIF: Whom did you idolize musically as a young boy growing up and how did that shape your very unique sound?
Biggatea: ALPHONSO BLIND BLAKE HIGGS. I USE TO HEAR HIM PRACTICING HIS MUSIC EVERY DAY GROWING UP ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIM THROUGH FOWLER STREET OFF EAST STREET. HIS MUSIC TO THIS DAY IS STILL HARD TO DEFINE.
PIF: The tides are turning and legends like Ronnie Butler and Sweet Emily have to now make room for young artists like you. How do you see music progressing in the Bahamas in the not so near future?
Biggatea: I SEE MUSIC DOING WELL IN THE BAHAMAS WITH THE HELP OF THE INTERNET. LETS FACE FACTS, ALL BAHAMIAN RADIO STATIONS AND DJ’S PLAY LESS BAHAMIAN MUSIC AND MUCH MORE OF EVERYTHING ELSE!!
PIF: Which Bahamian artist (of the new age) would you most like to collaborate with and why?
Biggatea: PAPA SMURF, BECAUSE HE HAS A UNIQUE BAHAMIAN FLOW LIKE MUH BUIY DEM!!!
PIF: Any new projects coming up? What’s on your plate right now?
Biggatea: INTRODUCING MUDDOE MUSIC GENRE TO YOUNG BAHAMIANS SO THEY CAN GROW THEIR OWN FLOW AND HAVE A STYLE TO CALL THEIR OWN, WHILE KEEPING THEMSELVES BUSY ENOUGH TO STAY ALIVE AND NOT DIE IN THE STREETS LIKE WHAT WE’VE BEEN SEEING LATELY!! WE CAN BUILD OUR MUSIC INDUTRY IF WE GET OUR YOUNG PEOPLE INVOLVED!!
PIF: Your top three (3) Bahamian artists, who are they?
Biggatea: PAPA SMURF,KB AND ALL DA JUNKANOO GROUPS!! A LOT OF SO CALLED BAHAMIAN ARTIST ARE JUST BIG FANS OF SOME REAL INTERNATIONAL ARTIST, THEY HATE TO HEAR THAT TRUTH BUT YOU CAN HEAR THEM ACTING IN THE WAY THEY SOUND, NO REALNESS IN IT. FOR ME TO LIKE IT, I MUST FEEL YOUR MUSIC CAME FROM YOUR HEART! THEY DON’T CREATE ANYTHING, THEY DON’T SOUND BAHAMIAN AND THEY CLAIM TO BE PROUD BAHAMIANS BUT THEY ARE JUST ACTORS!! TO MUCH FAKE!!!
PIF: I have to ask, where did that “bubby on your knees’” song come from?
Biggatea: THE REAL NAME OF THE SONG IS CALLED CAT WOMAN DANCE, WHICH IS A FEMALE DANCE WHERE I SAY DO THAT CAT WOMAD DANCE LIKE THEY DO IT OVA SEAS, PUT YA HIPPS IN THE AIR AND YA BUBBY ON YA KNEES!! A.K.A: BEND OVA GYAL!! THE SONG CAME FROM ME WANTING GYALS TO STAY IN THAT POSITION WHILE I’M IN THE CLUB!!
PIF: What is something that you’d like the readers to know about you that they might not necessarily know?
Biggatea: MUDDOE MUSIC IS MY CONTRIBUTION TO BAHAMIAN CRIME PREVENTION!! YOU CAN GIVE A MAN A FISH TO EAT OR TEACH HIM HOW TO FISH SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO FEED HIM AGAIN!!!
Thank you for your time.#playitforward