For Fans Of: Aitch, Kanye West, GEKO
When Jesus Walked, Big Heath Merely Got Started.
10-year-old boy Christopher was on his way to a speech therapy class in Cambridge when his talent became known. Struggling with a stutter his whole life, in the car that day his mother discovered the one thing that’d make it stop. Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Walks’ came on the radio, and he rapped the three-minute song without a stutter or mistake. That’s how rap changed Big Heath’s life.
Following Yeezy’s message to believe in yourself, he was writing and producing his own hip hop tracks by age 13. In the 14 years between that car ride and today, Big Heath has released two critically acclaimed EPs, played the mainstage at Wireless Festival and opened for Nas and Freddie Gibbs. Kanye’s College Dropout album enhanced his love of music, as well as himself.
Heath made serious waves with his 2018 debut EP Lonely, which saw the likes of BBC 1XTtra, Radio 1, Link Up and GRM back him. Signed to major label Polydor Records, he’s collaborated and writed with the likes of Show N Prove (J Hus, Stefflon Don, Giggs), Ishi (Usher, Ne-Yo, Wretch 32) and Abaz (Tory Lanez, T-Pain, Gucci Maine).
Off these five tracks alone, he also caught the attention of radio pioneer and tastemaker Tim Westwood, who personally invited him to be on one of his infamous Westwood Crib Sessions videos. Heath’s 9-minute freestyle caused it to blow up online and his followers to double in less that 48 hours.
In June he returned with his second EP Call Me Big. Born Music praised it, stating “There’s no gun-talk, no gang chat, just full emotion and introspection; revolving around personal struggles and vulnerability tackled with a powerful sense of candour.”
What better way is there to describe a man who is so openly grateful for what music has done for him, he now dedicates his life to it? Big Heath is on the rise, and we won’t even know what’s hit us.Big Heath / introducing