In a world of shifting beats and rapidly evolving soundscapes, navigating the labyrinth of the music industry is no simple task.
Yet, there are individuals like Big Moe, a hip-hop producer with an uncanny knack for discerning the next sonic wave, who seem to do it effortlessly. A deep dive into his journey paints a portrait of a man who not only listens to the rhythm but dances gracefully with it, anticipating its next move.
Based between Dubai and Cairo, Big Moe , headphones firmly in place, lost in thought about his latest collaboration with Big Hass. The two are not strangers; their history goes back to their early days experimenting with sounds in the Spitter Challenge. But it's their most recent project that has the industry talking. You see, creating a hit isn’t just about mixing the right beats or selecting the catchiest loops; it's about moments of serendipity. It’s about Big Hass coming up with an idea, a vision of something fresh, and Big Moe saying, “Yeah, that would be dope.” It’s about an impromptu studio session where everyone writes their verses on the spot, inspired by a beat he produced that resonates with their own life’s rhythm. It’s not merely music; it’s alchemy.
And then there are the collaborations. Oh, the collaborations! Imagine a seasoned, talented producer in a room with artists like Nubi and other equally talented artists. The energy is palpable, electric even. This isn’t just a gathering of individuals; it's a melting pot of ideas, experiences, and stories waiting to be woven into a tapestry of sound. These are not just projects; they are narratives of passion, dedication, and, above all, respect for the craft.
One of the standout experiences in Big Moe’s illustrious career was an innovative initiative by Red Bull known as Mizika Salonot. Two artists, each unaware of the other’s identity, are paired together, given eight hours, and the result is pure, unadulterated creativity. "They put us in the studio together for like eight hours and we have to sit down together get introduced and make music," he says. Big Moe’s episode saw him paired with a traditional Egyptian singer – an unexpected and potentially challenging mix. But challenges, for Moe, are simply opportunities in disguise. The result? A track that was not just music, but a harmonious blend of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern.
What drives a man like Big Moe? Beyond the beats and rhythms, there are deeper currents that shape his worldview. He’s a ‘baller’ from the streets of Dubai, with basketball running through his veins as passionately as music does. There’s also a growing interest in mental health, an awareness stemming from the pressures and challenges of the music industry. In music, Moe has found a therapeutic outlet, a medium to reflect, introspect, and grow.
But, if there's one thing that stands out about Big Moe, it's his ability to recognize and appreciate raw talent. He’s worked with a plethora of artists, both established and up-and-coming. For him, talent is vital, but what trumps that is discipline. "I feel like talent is very, very important. But what's more important is discipline," the producer claims. The discipline to show up, to keep grinding, to never lose sight of one’s passion, even when the going gets tough. He believes in collaboration, in learning from one another, in growing together. And in this journey of collective growth, he seeks artists who mirror his dedication and zeal.
"I feel like talent is very, very important. But what's more important is discipline,"
Now, ask Big Moe about his dream collaboration, and his eyes light up with the fire of a thousand suns. The usual suspects are all there - the likes of Drake, Travis, and Kanye West. But, there's a name that stands out, an artist called Skin Shape. This isn't about chart-topping hits or platinum records. It's about respect, mutual admiration, and the sheer joy of creating music.
So, what does the future hold for Big Moe? New collaborations, experimental projects, or perhaps a deep dive into uncharted sonic territories? Only time will tell. But one thing is certain: wherever he goes, he'll carry with him an undying passion for music, a sharp ear for the next big sound, and an open heart ready to collaborate, learn, and grow.
In his parting words, there's gratitude for the journey so far, a hint of regret for any missed opportunities, but above all, there's hope. Hope for a brighter, melodious future. As Big Moe would say, "See you guys in the future, I guess." But knowing him, it won't just be any future; it'll be one filled with rhythm, beats, and unending music.
BACKSTAGE is musivv's segment honoring the men and women behind the successful artist. Features under this segment are eligible for a nomination under this category in the Musivv Awards’ annual recognition.