If I were to mention the name Big Faa in a conversation with friends most would look at me and ask â€“who is he? He is a talented underground rapper, who has worked with the likes of Mo Hawk, Jali Madi and few others.
Big Faa is well known in the music scene for being a key player in the underground hip-hop. He first entered studio in 2003 and came out with the single â€œThis is how we do it.â€ Despite being a huge talent, the Tallinding-born rapper remained underground continuing to make high quality music.
He took part in different music competitions and was also part of the compilation â€œDakar-Banjulâ€ produced by Artistik.
When Whatâ€™s On-Gambia visited him at his Tallinding home, the rapper disclosed that he is now ready to hit the market with his debut album â€œHalaltal.â€
â€œI have 13 tracks in the album and they are recorded at different studios,â€ he said.
The release of the Halaltal album came after he suddenly ended a contract deal with the Block Studio in PipeLine. According to him, he is now an independent artist working on solo projects with the help of his fans.
â€œI think I can do the job on my own and I thank God that I have promoters and producers, who are always willing to offer me a helping hand,â€ he added.
Big Faaâ€™s real name is Musa Gaye. He was born in Tallinding to a Senegalese dad and a Gambian mum. The hardship he has encountered in life and coming from a poor neighborhood inspired him to become a rapper.
â€œI rap to express myself. I rap to enlighten the people about some of the inequalities in our society.â€
The underground rapper told Whatâ€™s On-Gambia that his music comes from the heart and through real life experiences.
If you want to listen to Big Faaâ€™s debut album run quickly to Paradise FM in Kololi and get your copy!