Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Connecticut hip hop artist, record producer, and studio engineer Bigstat.
Gary Monteleone (born April 25, 1984), better known by his stage name Bigstat, is an American hip hop artist,record producer, and studio engineer. In 2008 Bigstat went on a national tour with Hip Hop artists Method Man & Redman, Termanology and Rapper Big Pooh from hip hop group Little Brother. In 2009 he continued to tour with Method Man & Redman and Ghostface Killah from the Wu Tang Clan. Performing at sold out venues fromBest Buy Theater in Times Square to House of Blues in Hollywood.
In the summer of 2009 Hip Hop Legend Krs-One did a freestyle at the Rock the bells festival introducing Bigstat. Shortly after on Labor Day of 2009 Bigstat released his debut mixtape titled Dont Quit Your Dayjob hosted by Redman. Bigstat later toured as a special guest alongside Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch of The Lox in 2010. Stat later released a video of behind the scenes tour footage over a song titled Dreamkiller featuring Dion Primo.
In 2011 BigStat released his first official single titled Pain; a heartfelt song going into detail about the murder of his mother. The song debuted on Hartford’s radio station Hot 93.7 Wzmx. The Music Video Debuted on 50 Cent’sThisis50 website, and Later that day Stat performed Pain live on Fox 61 News to raise awareness about Domestic Violence. Later that year Stat performed several shows alongside Eminem’s newest supergroupSlaughterhouse. Stat Ended the year off performing in the Hot 93.7 Jingle Jam Cypher alongside Drake and Wiz Khalifa in front of 20,000 fans at the XL Center in Hartford CT.
In 2012 Bigstat gained national attention freestyling live with The Roots on the Late night with Jimmy Fallon Show. While performing he gained the attention of Regis Philbin gaining Bigstat several shout outs from Regis during his interview. In April of 2012 Bigstat released the viral 2am Marriot Cypher with Method Man. The video gained 250,000 views in a week across the internet and was featured on sites such as hiphopdx,worldstarhiphop, rapradar, and defsounds. Bigstat is Currently working on his first Solo album titled Heart of a Lion the release date is TBA.