Every now and then, a new artist comes into the music industry and shakes things up. One such artist is Big Blanco, a booming breakout rapper-songwriter who has captivated audiences with his undeniable talent. His music, style, and aura have left an unforgettable mark on the listeners.
As a child, Big Blanco’s love for music began in middle school, where he was introduced to hip-hop/rap. He fell in love with the way the music made him feel and the messages it conveyed. Blanco began penning music in middle school, and from then on, music became his passion. His way with words and the passion in his voice was what drew him to the genre. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to pursuing his passion by perfecting his craft and creating music that is authentic to his artistry.
The Big Blanco effect
Moreso, what sets Big Blanco apart from other rappers is his versatility. He is equally skilled at rapping and singing, making his style and voice unforgettable. Blanco’s music is full of emotion and authenticity, reflecting his life experiences and the message he wants to convey to his listeners. His vocal range and delivery make for a unique listening experience. He has a way of blending Hip Hop and R&B, creating a signature sound that is entirely his own.
In addition to making music that moves the musical masses, Big Blanco is known for his fashion sense. Often dressing to impress during his performances. His style is unique and eye-catching, reflecting his personality and his love for fashion. His performances are just as thrilling as his music, providing a complete entertainment experience. It’s rare to find an artist who is equally talented in both music and fashion, but Big Blanco manages to balance both seamlessly.
Welcome to “1942”
Big Blanco’s music is not just about entertainment; it’s about sending a message. His lyrics are inspired by his real-life experiences and the world around him. He uses his platform to address various issues, from social justice to personal struggles. But with such a versatile collection of hit, Blanco has bangers that’ll have you on your feet feeling good like his sizzling single “1942” featuring TK Kravitz and Bigga Rankin! Don’t believe it? Press play on his trendy track titled, “1942”. In fact, the astounding audio is accompanied by a vibrant visual that’ll have you hooked! Take a look and listen to the lyrically inclined trailblazing talent for yourself! Lastly, let us know your thoughts in the comments here at 24Hip-Hop.
Big Blanco chops it up with 24Hip-Hop
- Hey Blanco! Happy Thursday, how are you doing? Let’s jump right in to get into all things Big Blanco, your artistry, what’s next and more. For new fans tuning in, who is big Blanco and where did it all begin for you?
Big Blanco is really just a cool, down to earth guy. Definitely a family guy. I have a wife and two kids, so you know that’s really what my life consists of.
- Speaking on being a family man and a husband. Tell us your secret in balancing both fatherhood and marriage while maintaining your music and career within the industry?
I mean it all coincides when you have the right partner. See my wife, she’s my best friend. So whatever it is that I like to do, she’s right there with me to support me. However it goes. She’s not the average wife – my life partner type. As far as the kids go, they definitely have to have their time set aside. For example, every flashy thing y’all see me do online, my kids are doing double that to suffice for that.
- What’s your creative process? Do you pen your music or just let it flow out when you step into the studio?
For the most part I just go into the studio, play some beats. And whichever beats that really stick out to me, however I’m feeling that day I pretty much know what I’ll do. It really all depends on how I feel. Then, when I hear the beat, I know what I’m going to talk about when I hear the beat. It gives me an idea of what to talk about feel me?
- Always intrigued by an artist’s stage name and their origins, could you tell us the inspiration for yours?
I got the name Big Blanco. I’m half PR and half Black. So back in the days when I was in school, the kids knew I dibbled and dabbled in the Spanish a bit, but I was always clean. I always had jewelry and stuff like that on. So everyone was always like wow, you’re a boss man. We’re going to call you Blanco, Big Blanco. Then it just stuck with me.
Big Blanco Bangers and Artistry
- For your latest offering, “1942” featuring TK Kravitz and Bigga Rankin, can you tell us how that creative collaboration came about?
Right, so I previously heard the beat for “1942” from my producer. He was actually saving it for me because he already knew what time it was. I was actually sitting on it. Even though I knew that was going to be my next record, it was a good feel good Summertime record. Then I did the verses and I just knew I needed someone else on the hooks, but I wasn’t sure who I was going to go for at first. But then I already had a relationship with Bigga. Bigga and I were on the road before when we were on tour going city to city. So we were already locked in. I already knew I wanted to get him in on that intro. Because when you get Bigga Rankin stamp, you know it’s going to be fire! I also already had a relationship with TK as well. We were in Atlanta, and after hearing what I put down I was just like his voice would go perfectly with this beat. I sent it to him, and he was like “man I gotta get on this”. It was history from there!
- With a star-studded collaboration list throughout your discography, are there any other artists on your collaboration wishlist?
- For the Illy Rock-directed visuals, with so many dope scenes and a vibe of a music video, what’s it like working with him?
Yeah Illy Rock is my guy! As far as bringing visuals to life, he’s a beast. I would actually have to say on another video called “Poison”, it’s another good one so be sure to check it out. It’s really funny. I had a wig on in the video, some funny nerdy glasses. Everybody has dealt with someone who wasn’t the best person for them. So I referenced my experience with that and how it was poison and brought the music to it. In the video, I was acting like the one she was cheating with, and the one she was cheating on. I think people will see what I mean when they see it. It’s a good song too.
- Additionally, with a slew of sizzling singles, I know this may be tricky, but which released record is a personal favorite and why?
Hmmm. I would have to say it’s “I Can’t Go”. It’s near and dear to my heart. It speaks on the fact of me heading down the wrong path and going through the things that we all may go through.. Like my dad passed on me. Also, at that point I was dealing with some health issues so I thought I was dying. Glory to God, we got those things in order and everything is good to go but at the time, that’s how I was trying to release my pain. I was also trying to make amends with my family and just trying to let my mom know that although I gave her a hard time growing up – I finally got it together. That I still love my family. It was really like a prayer, ya know? I was prepared to leave this earth, but I couldn’t because I had more of my purpose to do.
- With that being said, which released record of yours would you tell a new listener to press play on to get the best idea of who Big Blanco is as an artist and your artistry?
I’m very versatile and make all types of music. I believe I have something for every listener out there. Really depends on the type of mood I’m in, and the type of person they are. But if I had to describe myself in a song and tell them to press play on… it would have to be that “1942”! Because that’s just good music. But if you are in a club mode, I would tell them to press play on that “Ja Morant” or “Motion” featuring Money Man. the list goes on. Depends on the type of person they are, and the type of mood that they’re in.
- As we continue celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop, what are your thoughts on the game now? Also, who are your top 5 DOA?
My thoughts on the game now, is that it’s wide open. Especially for someone like me. Also, I just love music and so many artists and what they contribute to the game so that’s hard. But I can throw a few names out there. My top 5 without any order but have influenced me… I would have to say Fat Joe, definitely Big Pun, 50 Cent, Eminem, Jay-Z, J. Cole. They’ve all influenced me throughout my life. And that’s just a couple.
- What’s next for Big Blanco as we close out 2023 and enter the new year?
You can expect more good music. I have about 100 songs in the cut. If you love what I’ve put out already, then you’ll really love these. Because, I have just been handing out jabs and saving the haymakers. You can also expect a project, but I’m not putting a date on that one just yet, but you can expect fire singles back to back right on time. 2024 I’m going to walk them down like I should.
- Lastly, is there a message that you’d like to leave with fans?
Definitely. I appreciate you all and advise you to do whatever it is that makes you happy. Whatever makes you feel good. Take care of your family, if you have kids – take care of them. Do right by your mom and everyone. Just do the right thing.
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