Big Sloan is back on this new release “Lyrical Murder” that can be described on one word, “BBAARRSS”. This one features Horseshoe Gang.. and is from his upcoming album titled “Catharsis”. Get familiar… watch… then share if you support that real hip hop:
Big Sloan also known as Sloan Bone is from Long Beach, California and resides there today. He was born and raised in Long Beach for the most part except for a short time period when he moved with his Mom to Norwalk, California, however they had to move back to Long Beach due to lack of money. Sloan began to rap because he used to sit in the music studio and watch his cousins’ record. He wanted to be in their group called “AZ IZ” but they would not let him join because they felt he was not good enough. “AZ IZ” was good friends with another established group in the area called “The Pharcyde”.
Sloan grew up listening to artists such as Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Cannibis, Ice Cube, NWA, Tupac, Biggie, and the Wu Tang Clan.
At 18 years old, Big Sloan stepped into the music game by battling all the time servin’ MC’s in Los Angeles County. This is why the first tattoo he had inked is Lyrical Genius. His friend Shawn introduced him to Platinum Thug Entertainment CEO Chris Gunn from Orange County who taught Sloan how to rap professionally. Platinum Thug Entertainment was the first label Sloan signed with. At the same time Sloan went back to the block in Long Beach and began selling weed on the corners of 19th and Henderson, and 21st and Pine. His brother Speedy set him up with his weed business and Sloan began making good money which put him on club “VIP” status because if you had money you could make connections. This is how he met a lot of artists and a variety of peoples in the local clubs. After a while that became old and Sloan ventured out into other states to make more contacts. Then one day LIFE CHANGED when Sloan was shot 5 times back in Long Beach at the corner of 15th and Chestnut. Still alive, Big Sloan decided to take a different path because he knew he was here on Earth for a Reason, and that reason has pushed him to better himself and evolve as both a person and an artist still to this day!
In Las Vegas, Nevada on New Year’s Eve 1999/2000 Sloan met Layzie Bone through a friend of his named Fredro Starr who is a member of the rap group Onyx. Instantly they clicked and began to chill and party, but after 30 minutes Layzie looked at Sloan and said “You’re my little Brother” and mentioned that he looked liked Layzie’s actual little brother Stew and reminded him of his cousin Skant Bone. For 2 years Layzie did not even know Sloan rapped, and the first time he heard Sloan rap he said “It’s On” Ima put you on Mo Thugs, and so he did. Sloan has been recording with them for 10 years now and he is still a vital part of Mo Thugs. Sloan Bone and Layzie Bone have a real brother relationship and as well there is a special bond with the rest of the Howse crew which includes Stew, Flesh and MOM Pam! Sloan’s Now Deceased Mom loved Bone Thugs N Harmony music and is the reason he began listening to them. RIP MOM, you have great taste in music!!
Today Sloan is recording his next Album Titled “Khakis and Chucks” which promises to bring in a new adventure and expansion into his next stage as an artist. Sloan will begin to tour as an Artist that has matured into the ever-evolving world of the music industry. He has some great surprises in addition to his already growing music and one of them is guest artist and friend Ron Artest of the Los Angeles Lakers as well as his continual touring and work with Layzie Bone. Slaon is working now with Crooked I of Slaughterhouse on a project as well as Long Beach artists that include Snoop Dogg and Warren G. Sloan produces a “Weekly 16” bars of new music to keep the flow going and has set into motion Sloan Bone TV. This is a venue to see music as well as open new interviews and bring forth a variety of issues facing today’s worldly encounters. Another facet of Sloan’s work is the great team around him and supporting cast, L-Mac the manager, and D-Rado another up and coming artist as well as music engineer. Sloan also produces and engineers music which makes him an all around performer into every aspect of the work he does. This next stage of his work promises to move forward and enhance an already well established group of musicians, producers and engineers. In keeping up with the Evolution that is the complete and total package with music Big Sloan now has a larger network of music essentials which includes graphics artists as well as sound engineers and computer technicians. Alongside the working aspects of music there are management and business professionals that are now added to the Big Sloan team in order to expand this Creative Process and carve their own niche in a world where new life is breathed and introduced with worldwide attention. Part of this enters at a time when Big Sloan has taken a personal transformation with his health via diet and exercise. As with most hip hop artists it is LIFE that teaches one their course of action and some take those notes and upgrade while others use hard times as an excuse to hold them back. Having both his father, then mother pass, then friends die from Cancer can teach one to think about their health, and that is exactly what Big Sloan has done. Being an inspiration to others for taking charge of one’s destiny is a big part of the new path with this musical team network. Remaining on the planet while serving up great music has the potential for success but even more than that help inspire through one’s personal life altering transformation. Going from the hood into hip hop is one thing that many do; going from the hood into a successful LIFE within that means something is another. It does not happen however unless one is willing to put in the work and remain consistent with opening new doors while keeping relevant. It is now Big Sloan’s time to set his own Company albeit still remain a loyal connection to Layzie Bone and Bone Thugs N Harmony who will always be family.
The music remains the heartbeat of the entire project, as Big Sloan and company always keep to the original LIFE of their rap style even as they evolve with their music. This will never change, and is something that keeps the company solid without wobbling and fitting into today’s music, yet instead pumping out the high quality sounds of what keeps them real, and reaches out to the many that come from the same streets they came from. You will never see an original Mo Thugs artists stray from their roots, yet instead keep up with and create new technology with successful people around them in order to promote their music, with their unique style. Together the old school and modern day technology are learning to blend and provide a worldwide connection. Social networking and getting the information out there has been part of any entertainment venue for the last few decades but has only increased over the last few years. Many new avenues are available and will be opened with this Company to reach as many levels as possible. Due to hard work ethics and promoting himself he is usually on tour either with SELF or with others such as Bone Thugs N Harmony.