Nashville hip-hop artist nobigdyl. has released “enemies?” his debut single on Capitol CMG. Produced by Grammy Award Winner Dirty Rice, the single is available to stream or download at all digital outlets , with an accompanying music video now playing at YouTube.
“enemies?” challenges the endless loop of violence and hostility present in pop culture. Instead, nobigdyl. embraces positivity and community saying, “‘enemies?’ is a celebration of people who would rather live in peace and love than add to the negativity we see around us.”
Raised in Nashville, nobigdyl. is part of a growing wave of hip-hop in this historically country music town. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Music Business degree, nobigdyl. took to the road, tour managing for Grammy Award Winning hip-hop artist Derek Minor. nobigdyl. had all but given up on a rap career until Derek Minor gave him use of his personal studio. One day, Minor came by the studio unannounced while nobigdyl. was working on some new material. Minor was so impressed by what he heard that he told nobigdyl. he’ll never be able to take that next step if he keeps tour managing. So with his best interests at heart, Minor fired nobigdyl. and that was the day his rap career began.
What he’s most passionate about is the movement he started back in 2014 called Indie Tribe. nobigdyl. refers to it as a movement because the genesis of Indie Tribe wasn’t about artists at all, but rather the idea that a group of creators could operate independent of stereotypes and limitations. Slowly over the past few years Indie Tribe has grown to become a collective of artists, producers, videographers, and graphic designers all pushing each other forward and acting as a support network in hip-hop.
nobigdyl.’s debut album, Canopy, dropped in 2017 and reached #7 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart, allowing him to reach 5+ million streams independently. Capitol CMG’s Chief Creative Officer Brad O’Donnell says, “We couldn’t be more excited to have nobigdyl. officially on the roster. He has an incredible reputation as a rapper and has built a loyal following. We think he is ready to break out in the next season and are thrilled be his partner.” “nobigdyl. is a very special artist with amazing talent,” adds Capitol CMG’s Chief Marketing Officer Hudson Plachy. “We are thrilled to be able to come alongside everything he has already accomplished, and as a team help support and serve his art.”
His new signing to Capitol CMG is a sign of Indie Tribe’s influence on the Hip-Hop scene in Nashville. Along with Indie Tribe members WHATUPRG, Mogli the Iceburg, and Jarry Manna, nobigdyl. continues to push the boundaries of hip-hop content and sound.