(AllHipHop Music) Hailing from the East New York section of Brooklyn, Big “Zaddy” East grew up in New York during a time that left few options outside of street violence and drugs.
He found a passion for music at a young age when he realized that he had the ability to change peoples’ moods with his words.
At thirteen, he became more serious with his craft. Influenced by Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z and Biggie Smalls, as well as Jadakiss, he credits them for his unique flow, humble vibe and concrete bars.
As he started to perform locally; the buzz soon followed. Performances, coupled with a large social media fan-base, made it easy for his freestyles to go viral. Big East has been featured on DJ Magic’s “Ridin Out” as well as Jack Thriller’s “Party and Bullshit”.
His anthem, “Rick Martin” was well received on Hot 97 and Power 105.1; two marquee stations on the number one market, New York. He followed up with the “Web Music Pro College Tour”, which afforded him the opportunity to perform in front of Howard University, Virginia State, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman, and Morehouse University. As a new artist, this insight is something he credits to his mentor, J. Daps.
Even though financing his own music career has proven to be his toughest obstacle thus far, he has turned down numerous offers from various labels, and opted to create the Ohana Music Group, LLC, with his long-time friend King Arlie.
Big East’s first EP, '4Ever Drip’N Neva Slip’N', was released under the label.
Big East would like to work with Jadakiss ;
"I grew up listening to Kiss. By listening to him I discovered with lyrics it’s not always what you say it’s how you say it." said East.
He also envisions collaborating with Dave East; two East’s on one track would be epic in his opinion.
East has also had the privilege of working with J. Caspersen, Jahlil Beats and Charlie Horse Productions, and aspires to work with Swizz Beatz, Scott Storch and Metro Boomin.
Take a listen to Big East's "No Baba" single below