Interview with Benjamin Edwards (Big Body), June 25, 2016

Collection: Athens Music Project Oral History Collection

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Description

Benjamin Edwards, who performs under the name Big Body, talks about his childhood in the West Athens neighborhood of Newtown, his early hip hop influences, and starting to record music in college. He talks about dropping out of school, going to prison, and maintaining his relevance in the hip hop scene. Edwards recalls the division that existed between different types of hip hop, its increased dissolution over time, and the current hip hop scene in Athens. He also discusses his thoughts about success, his mentoring of young artists in Athens, and his advice to them about work ethic and authenticity in producing music. He also mentions the role of the university as a networking resource for Athens music artists.

Date

2016-06-25

Identifier

RBRL379AMP-025

Coverage

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Location

Athens, Georgia

Duration

33 minutes



Citation

Benjamin Edwards and Jasmine Mokah Johnson, “Interview with Benjamin Edwards (Big Body), June 25, 2016,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 4, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL379AMP/RBRL379AMP-025.