Fredericton-native Brockway Biggs, formerly Pimp Tea, is an Ottawa-based rapper & music enthusiast who won over diverse crowds from the late 90s until suffering a concussion in 2011.
As an artist, Biggs won an East Coast Music Award (ECMA) in 2005, while receiving 4 ECMA, 2 CUMA and 1 Ontario Independent Music Award (OIMA) nominations over the years. He’s performed or been featured on dozens of TV & radio stations, newspapers & magazines. His resume includes hundreds of shows, a 2008 cross-Canada tour and dozens of festival performances.
He’s performed or been featured on dozens of TV & radio stations, newspapers & magazines. His resume includes hundreds of shows, a 2008 cross-Canada tour and dozens of festival performances.
As a writer, he spent 4 years writing for HipHopCanada.com (2001-2005) with features, interviews and reviews of some of Canada’s finest.
His publicity company, Brockway Entertainment, ran campaigns for dozens of artists including Classified, Eternia, Skratch Bastid, JRDN, Jorun, Wordburglar & D.O. Gibson.
In 2021, Biggs is excited to be working on new material. This is the next step in his continuing recovery from his 2011 concussion.
Biggs imparts an infectious energy at every show, leaving his music described as a "breath of fresh air." His entertaining stage presence is cultivated from the vintage vibe of story telling, crowd participation, props and freestyle dance moves.
Biggs has been featured or performed on most major TV networks including MusiquePlus, MuchMusic, Global TV, City TV, CBC & CTV. He’s charted on 40+ radio stations and is approaching 100K views on YouTube. He’s collaborated with Gordie Johnson, Nelly's label, Classified, Skratch Bastid, D.O., J-Bru & more.
Biggs has played hundreds of shows in dozens of cities, including 6 tours. In 2008, he spent 100 days touring Canada from coast-to-coast in support of his 3rd album ‘In Awe of Simplicity.’ He’s showcased at NXNE, CMW, Indie Week, ECMA, Under Pressure, MNB, Canada Winter Games, Canada Day, etc. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Classified, Shad, Ghettosocks, Quake Matthews, Skratch Bastid, Manafest & The Motorleague.
Prior to his concussion, he was well-established within the Canadian indie hip-hop scene. His marketing & promotions company, Brockway Entertainment, ran campaigns for dozens of artists. He contributed to juries for the Junos, ECMAs, MNB, FACTOR and others. Inspired by stories of the giving nature of his late Great Uncle Don Messer, he gave back to the community by releasing annual chart-topping Canadian Rap Future Superstars compilations from 2005-2011.
Biggs’ grew up on a dead-end road in Charters Settlement, New Brunswick, not far from the province’s capital of Fredericton. At age ten, he expressed his creative knack by winning Ganong’s ‘Why I Love the Chocolate Mousse’ poetry contest. In high school, Biggs began mixing warm-up tapes for his basketball teams. In 1996, Biggs recorded his first rap song as a bonus project for his chemistry class.
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 CUMA-award winning years as one of the site’s senior writer.
He released his first music video in 2000. His debut album, ‘Power Is Mindful Peace’ was released in 2002 and marked the true beginning of his rap career.
- Brockway Biggs - Gift & Deed (single) (2021)
- 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)
- Freaky Scene - Freaky Scene (2003)
- 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'
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