-BigQuan was Featured in The 9th Annual Independent Music Awards Submission Spotlight on IndependentMusicAwards.com
-Look What I Got Music Video was a Quarter-finalist in the Music Video 7 Competiton Hosted By MakeAStar.com
-Honorable Mention from the 16th annual Billboard World Song Contest song Always On My Mind qualifying among the top 500 had receive an Excellence in Songwriting certificate
-A Quarter-finalist in this years Fight Klub - FK Anthem Competition Hosted By Musicnation.com
-BigQuan has been selected as a "Runner Up" in the February 2008 round of the Song of the Year for VH1 song and lyric competition. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top entries achieve Runner Up status.
-His Album Project' is near completion and already recieving industry buzz.
- 6 songs from BigQuan upcoming album is accepted in Pump Audio catalog.
- Semi-finalist in the 2008 100% Music Songwriting Contest
-ArtistUnderground.Com rated (AlwaysOnMyMind) among the top 50 tracks in the R&B genre during the previous week.
-Singles from BigQuan upcoming Album (Always On My Mind and Make U Smile) are currently receiving spins from internet radio and college radio stations across the country and overseas.(New Artist Radio.com,WRAJ THE DEMOSTRATION STATION,The Funny Show base out of Italy www.freispoetic.altervista.org
, and Clear Channel Music Network.)
BigQuan at work on new album
Los Angeles, CA BigQuan is set to give you a peek into My
Dream Life. That's the title of the album he's busy putting together.
It's sure to Make U Smile. That would be the name of the CD's first
single. But whatever the name, that single and the album represent a
perfect opportunity for hip-hop fans to find out what BigQuan is all
about. Smooth melodies and grooves provide a musical juxtaposition to
the sometimes-hard content of the lyrics and their honest exploration
of the rigors of life.
Make u Smile is an autobiographical tune and thus quite fitting
as an intro to an album that digs into BigQuan's life and shares it
openly through beats and hip-hop poetry. The song delves into
BigQuan's artistic success, his life making music and those who have
boosted him as well as those who have unsuccessfully tried to
bring him down.
BigQuan has aimed for a broader scope this time out. By putting
together this album, I was able to expand my ability of writing lyrics
for different types of audiences, where every age bracket can relate
to my music, he explains. Previous releases featuring BigQuan include
G-Unit Vs. Everybody Round 2 and What The **** You Want For Free?
mixtape, BigQuan's very own DJ release.
Laquan Johnson aka BigQuan began life as a rapper eight years ago,
spurred on by the loss of his father to cancer. Originally from
Brooklyn, BigQuan spent six months in Jamaica's Montego Bay where he
discovered a group of people who loved rhymes and became both friends
and musical associates. It was during this part of his life
challenged by his friends and rap partners that he decided to take
life including his music seriously.
When the album is released on Nov. 17, 2009 BigQuan will take to
the road, touring in support of My Dream Life. He's currently
working with A&R Select, the world's leading independent artist
development firm, based out of Los Angeles, CA.