Standout: “Been A Villain”
Also Check Out: “Blue Magic” ft. Das Racist
And: “Free Yourself from Illusions”
Name: Big Baby Gandhi
Age: Just turned 22!
Reppin’: I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, raised in Flushing, Queens, and now resides in Ridgewood in my parent’s basement. A really nice basement.
My style and/or skills have been compared to: I’ve gotten varying comparisons, from Lauryn Hill to Nicki Minaj, but the most flattering was when a fan told me I rap like Slick Rick.
My standout records and/or moments have been: The song that gets the most love during shows is probably the tape-ender from my first mixtape, Big Fucking Baby, called “Other Jackets.” It’s about a girl who has a cum stain on her jacket, and the hook goes “What? You ain’t got no other jackets?” I’m also really proud of this track on my 2nd mixtape, NO1 2 LOOK UP 2, “American Experience,” a metaphor for immigrant life in the United States, that was written from the perspective of the 1st generation immigrant archetype. Other tracks of mine that I’m into include “Free Yourself from Illusions,” “Scum in Amerika,” “Post-Nihilism,” “Stack City,” and “Been a Villain.”
I’m gonna change the game by: With respect, I don’t really want to change the game. I just want to make the music that I want to hear and get paid a lot of money for it.
I’d Like to Work With: My dream collabo would be to work with Bjork, especially since we live in the same worlds sonically. Some producers that I really respect and would love to work with would be Jneiro Jarel, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Purps, Black Milk, and whoever is making beats for Kanye now. I’d love to make beats for Sean Price and Frank Ocean, too. I’d do that on the strength.
My goal in hip-hop is: To get a song played on Hot 97 at a time when people are awake. If not that, then like a million dollars.
I’m gonna be the next: Hopefully, Snoop.