Marlon McCurdy aka Big Shot could have been the next Jay Z.
I met Big Shot on campus at Morehouse. I thought he was selling drugs. He had the braids, the Lexus and was always dressed. Little did I know this guy was on a full academic scholarship at Morehouse while working full time at Delta. Proof that looks can be deceiving. When I met Big Shot, he already had a single pressed up and was giving it out. When I heard it and listened to what he was talking about, I knew he was special.
We didn’t have our own studio, but I did have my own production equipment in the dorm. So the process was for me to make the beat, give it the the artists so they could write. When it was time to record, I never saw Big Shot with paper. Because he had to pay for studio time for the majority of his album, when it was time for him to record he often did all of his lyrics in one take. Working with me and few other producers he dropped this once in a life time album. This is his first and last album.
The great thing about this album is that what he was talking about in 1999 is still reverent right now. When we would do shows, Big Shot would have the full referee outfit on with the whistle.
Chattanooga, TN stand up, IT’S GAME TIME.