Brockway Biggs Biography


Short Biography:

The charisma of Ottawa-Fredericton rapper Brockway Biggs (formerly Pimp Tea) has been winning over diverse crowds since the late 90s. Biggs imparts an infectious energy at every show, leaving his music best described as a fun "breath of fresh air."

Inspired by his late Great Great Uncle Don Messer (a fiddling legend), his entertaining stage presence is cultivated from the vintage vibe of story telling, crowd participation, props and freestyle dance moves.

He toured Canada in 2008, won an East Coast Music Award in 2005, has charted on 40+ radio stations and been featured on most major Canadian TV networks. His 3 albums, multitude of videos and community support have established him as a central figure in the Canadian hip-hop indie scene.


The Full Biography:

The charisma of Ottawa-Fredericton rapper Brockway Biggs (formerly Pimp Tea) has been winning over diverse crowds since the late 90s. Biggs imparts an infectious energy at every show, leaving his music best described as a fun "breath of fresh air." Inspired by his late Great Uncle Don Messer (a fiddling legend), his entertaining stage presence is cultivated from the vintage vibe of story telling, crowd participation, props and freestyle dance moves.

Biggs' childhood was similar to that of most any rural Canadian kid. He grew up on a dead-end road in Charters Settlement, New Brunswick, not far from the province's capital of Fredericton. It was a simple life adorned with yard sale treasures, baseball cards, bike rides and splitting wood. At age ten, his creative knack first exposed its light when he won Ganong's 'Why I Love the Chocolate Mousse' poetry contest.

By high school, Biggs had become enthralled with basketball, so he began mixing warm-up tapes for the FHS Black Kats team he managed. In 1996, a bonus project for his chemistry class inspired him to record his first song, which led to his first performances.

This love of hip-hop soon spilled over into writing. In 1997, he joined his university's paper, The Brunswickan, as a hip-hop staff writer. In 2001, he joined the HipHopCanada.com movement, and enjoyed four UMAC-award winning years as the site's senior writer.

In 2000, Biggs released his first music video, which was featured on MuchMusic's 'Eds Big Wham Bam' and MusiquePlus' 'Dollaraclip.' In 2002, his debut album, 'Power Is Mindful Peace' (PIMP) was released under the moniker PIMP-T. It garnered a 2003 East Coast Music Association (ECMA) nomination and marked the true beginning of this prolific rapper's career.

Since 2002, Biggs has won an ECMA Award, charted on 40+ radio stations and been featured on nearly every major Canadian TV network. He has released three solo albums, a 12" vinyl record, a multitude of music videos and several years of annual Canadian rap compilations. In 2008, he spent 100 days on the road touring Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast, resulting in more than 60 radio and live appearances.

Regardless, Biggs' humility is nearly without parallel. "For me, the most important aspect of hip-hop is making sure the music is fun and the lyrics are real, but community support definitely takes a close second."

Biggs' positive outlook has built a contact book that runs deep into the corners of the Canadian hip-hop scene and has led to collaborations with Gordie Johnson (of Big Sugar / Grady), Nelly, and Canadian rap stars the likes of Classified, Skratch Bastid, D.O. and J-Bru.

Inspired by stories of the giving nature of his late Great Uncle Don Messer, he launched Brockway Entertainment in 2005 to support his fellow artists. In four short years, it has grown to become one of the most sought out hip-hop marketing & promotion companies in Canada. The coupling of his community support and energetic stage presence, have established Biggs as a central figure in the Canadian hip-hop indie scene.

Discography


Solo releases:
   Brockway Biggs - Remarkable (single) feat AC and The Sound & The Fury (2016)
   Brockway Biggs - In Awe of Simplicity CD (2007)
   Pimp Tea - An Urbal Remedy Enhanced CD (2004)
   Pimp Tea - Shake Ya Caboose b/w Super Dude (Jorun Remix) 12" (2004)
   PIMP-T - Power Is Mindful Peace (2002)
   PIMP-T - Petty Crime EP (2000)
   'Ice Ice Water' Cassette Single (1996)

Collaborations:
   Freaky Scene - Freaky Scene (2003)

Compilation Appearances:
   Brockway Ent's Canadian Rap Future Superstars 2009 - 'Heretics Heritage Intro (Fresh Kils Remix)'
   Discover 613 Compilation (2008) - 'Canada Dry'
   Atlantic Hip-Hop End of Year Sampler 2007 - 'Uhhh' feat J-Bru & Boz
   Brockway Ent's Canadian Rap Future Superstars 2008 - 'Heretics Heritage Intro'
   Ontario Independent Music Awards - Nominee Compilation (2007) - 'Canada Dry'
   DJ Ducats - Bunker Mix (2007) - 'DUCATS Power' feat Addaboe
   Sean One - Full Of It (2007) - 'Invisible'
   Brockway Ent's Canadian Rap Mix 2006 (2007)
         --> 'Shake Ya Caboose (Nevski remix)' feat Prentiss Church & D.O.
   KeepItClassic.com Underground Hip-Hop Compilation Vol.5 (2006) - 'Pinch Hitter'
         --> Hosted by Mr. Lif (Def Jux) & Lady Bug Mecca (Digable Planets)
   2005 Brockway Ent Canadian Rap Compilation (2006) - 'Pinch Hitter'
   DJ Loc Dog - 40s & 9s Round 2 Compilation (2005) - 'Pinch Hitter'
   VVVU - East Coast a Go-Go (2005) - 'This Is Me'
   506 Compilation (2003) - 'Ice Ice Water (remix)'
   Freddy's Rock Pile Compilation (2003) - 'Super Dude'
   Deleted Scene Compilation (2003) - 'Funky Punks Anthem'

E-mail: biggs@brockwayent(dot)com
Website: http://www.brockwaybiggs.com

Downloads:
           Full Biography as Adobe PDF
           Full Biography as MS Word

Old Downloads:
           17 March 2008 - Cross Canada Tour Press Release as Adobe PDF
           17 March 2008 - Cross Canada Tour Press Release as Adobe PDF
           21 Aug 2007 - In Awe of Simplicity Press Release as Adobe PDF
           21 Aug 2007 - In Awe of Simplicity Press Release as MS Word
           21 Aug 2007 - In Awe of Simplicity One Sheet 72 dpi JPG (246 KB)
           21 Aug 2007 - In Awe of Simplicity One Sheet 300 dpi JPG (3.1 MB)
           24 April 2007 - Pimp Juice presents: Shake Ya Caboose Remix as Adobe PDF
           24 April 2007 - Pimp Juice presents: Shake Ya Caboose Remix as MS Word

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