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Issue #100 – Digital Cover

Published on August 13th, 2016 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Made in Mississippi: Big Hen

Big Hen (@bighen601) is best known as the creator of Sipp Hop (Mississippi Hip Hop), a unique blend of sonics with a familiar vibe that makes you lean back. Part of the Made in Mississippi compilation which brought a wide variety of the best spitters in the region…Big Hen makes big waves. Let’s meet him!


From the outside looking in, who is Big Hen?

Big Hen is a hard working underground artist from Natchez, Ms. that’s on the rise in southern hip hop. I’m bringing real lyricism back, but still in touch with today’s sound. I’m a Boss, a CEO and one of the hottest artist putting on for Mississippi.

What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?

My big brother introduced me to the music industry when I was 13 years old, I started out as a producer/rapper. I actually did a lot of production for the artists in my area before I decided to focus 100% on being a performer and entertainer.

What do you want people get from your music?

What I want people to take away from my music is the energy to hustle and grind for what you want. Also the wave and sound of Mississippi music that’s on pace to take over the game real soon. I represent the Sipp to the fullest, so when they hear me I want them to hear Mississippi. …not Atlanta, California or New York.

Tell us about your current project.

Most definitely, my current project that I’m working so hard on, is my KING HENRY II project which is set to drop this Fall 2k16. I have already released a couple single to the streets just to build the buzz and anticipation for the project. This will be my 3rd independent release, and it’s deemed to be the one that put me where I need to be so far as a major player in not just Mississippi hip hop, but global hip hop.

For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you as an artist?

Wow, it’s so many but if I had to choose….tell em to check out “PAPER CUTS” the official video is almost at 25,000 views on YouTube.

Tell us a bit about your work and passions OUTSIDE of music.

I’m a business owner and operator by day, I have always had a passion for working for myself and helping others. So yeah, outside of music I’m always trying to learn and better myself as a young black entrepreneur.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” aka WTF?! moment…

My craziest WTF moment has to be when my pants fell to my ankles while I was performing in my hometown at my Summer Jam event that I do annually. Lmao I don’t think anyone saw it though, so I was good. Lol

S/O to #TheHypeMagazine… much love!!!

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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