Hailing from the thriving paradise of Philipsburg, St. Maarten, and back there after living in Toronto for 15 years, Caribbean-Dutch rapper Big Lou delivers the message of self-love we need in the world today with the vibrant new single “I Got You” — available now.
Big Lou is a sonic burst of positivity with “I Got You,” an upbeat rap song highlighting the value of loving oneself and embracing personal growth. Infectious enthusiasm is effortlessly conveyed through Big Lou’s cadence and flow while drawing on his own challenges of giving permission to forgive and love one another.
With an emphasis on vulnerability and openness, “I Got You” is an attempt to connect with anyone endeavoring to overcome their struggles, with Big Lou saying, “we all have our battles, and we can all use some help.”
Prioritizing emotional depth and positivity through music is an essential part of Big Lou’s artistic identity and style of “happy rap music.” Big Lou’s philosophy of authentically communicating through his art comes from the various hardships endured and lessons learned. The radiant optimism embedded within the thoughtful lyrics in “I Got You” is not borne of naivety but is derived from a series of transformational events that provided context on the value of loving oneself.
“Maybe now you’re thinking why I should love me
Cuz without it, is when you’re truly lonely
Caught up inside, without any doubt
It’s a bloody demise, don’t scream or shout
If you do it then you prove it that you’re about to lose it
They’ll abuse it and misuse it, be the one to disprove it.”
It’s the harmonic manifestation of pure musical sunshine, perfect for rhythmically uplifting any cloudy day.
Big Lou began his artistic journey honing his lyrical penmanship and singer/songwriting skills in mid-2019 while practicing his raps for any person who would listen. As Big Lou dealt with many personal hurdles, including knee surgery, he subsequently launched the Go Produce podcast, which featured interviews with music industry professionals offering advice to up and comers. With experience, persistence, and determination, he would realize his musical vision with the debut single “As A Crew,” which was released to overwhelmingly positive reception.
Big Lou has been breaking onto the Canadian and worldwide hip-hop scene sure to appeal to all hip-hop fans. “I Got You” is the second single in a musical career that is already on an upward trajectory.