#UGR Spotlight: Rollin’ with @ROLLYDABIGLOCO
Written by IMN on 2 Feb 2017
UGR: Tell us about a little about yourself?
Rolly Da Big Loco: What’s up world. My name is Rolly Da Big Loco. I’m an indie artist out of Red Hook Brooklyn. I love music, love making music and love touching people with my music.
UGR: Being a musician, where do you see yourself fitting into the current music scene?
Rolly Da Big Loco: I think I would be in my own lane. I consider myself to be a lyricist and an all around rapper/artist. I do the conscious music, street, party, female type songs and in between. So I feel like I do it all and I do it well. There isn’t too many artist that can do that. The mumble music is the wave right now, I can’t do that so I guess I can’t do everything lol. I’m not knocking it and those who do it, it’s just not my thing.
UGR: What new artists have you been listening to lately?
Rolly Da Big Loco: My homie Shanx, my homie Sha 6 1/2, and me lol. I don’t really listen to too many artist like that. I try to listen to all the artist from my hood in Red Hook. It’s a lot of talent out there. Of course the greats like Biggie, Pac, Jay, and Nas. I fucks with the cuzz Dave East. What’s up loc?
UGR: What made you want to pursue a career in entertainment?
Rolly Da Big Loco: I mean at first it just was a hobby, something kids did, rap in the hallways, at school, such and such. Then it was like, you’re nice and and really talented, why not shoot for the stars. You know what they say, if you miss you’re still among them clouds. So with that being said, from that hobby developed a passion. Now all I think about is music and how I can reach the hearts, minds, and ears of my listeners. I love performing too, I feel like I am giving people who don’t know me a chance to feel like they do.
UGR: Who are some of your favorite musicians?
Rolly Da Big Loco: In the game, Jay, and Nas. I actually listen to more R&B then anything, old school to now. We’re talking Teddy Pendergrass, Isley Brothers, Barry White, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Jodeci, Jagged Edge, Trey Songz. I actually listen to almost all of it especially from the 80’s and 90’s. Music was so much more authentic to me then and they were actually saying something, not just stringing words together. It was heartfelt. Now it’s really just entertainment. It ain’t about inspiring and touching the soul. It’s about who does the most drugs and then can stand and talk about it lol.
UGR: What are 3 of your favorite albums?
Rolly Da Big Loco: Let me clarify, this isn’t my top three. Just three of my favorites, and in no particular order. Lupe Fiasco Food and Liquor, T.I Urban Legend, Jeezy Recession, Nas Nigger album, and Jay Z Blueprint 2. I put 5 in there lol, couldn’t help it.
UGR: What should we be looking for in the future from Rolly?
Rolly Da Big Loco: A whole lot. Right now I’m working on an EP called The Last King. I connected with one of my homies from my hood IdubzNY on this one. He produced the whole thing. Um I’m dropping a song called Pray 4 Me this month featuring Chris Fox. The song is definitely a real one. It was produced by another good friend of mine Jay Hu. I dropping about 2 freestyles a month just to keep those who love bar work happy. Of course, Imma connect with the homies Shanx and Sha 6 1/2 again, probably on another project. Yeah, we’re working bro.
UGR: Do you have any last words?
Rolly Da Big Loco: Yeah bro. Support cost you nothing. My music speaks for itself. Rock out with a real one, who is living his music and not acting like he lives his music. It’s Team Whole Thang Alpha Male Music cuhh. Moving, all gas no brakes.