Big Duce: Joe Jackson of G.Y.M.
I’M BIG BRO
Tell us about yourself.
Courtney Mitchell. Big Duce. Age 30. Killeen, TX born & raised. I’m cool and laid back. They call me the Joe Jackson of the G.Y.M. I’m big bro. Big Duce is a name I came up with while freestyling when I was younger and it stuck to me like glue.
Do you remember your first time entertaining?
Lol Yea in elementary I was chubby checker doing the twist..lol good times.
What was your first experience with music like?
I grew up around music my grandfather owned a juke joint in Galveston and I stayed in there and the jukebox stayed playing.
The GYM has kept me motivated watching my lil bros put in this work and be so dedicated to accomplishing the same goal…putting the GYM on the map …it gives me the drive to keep going and go hard at that it’s serious round here bout this rapping.
Who were your musical influences?
Fat Pat & Lil’ Keke. If I had to compare my style to another artist it would be like Fat Pat and Lil’ Keke together because I give it to you raw like Lil’ Keke and I’m a big dude that’s jiggy like Fat Pat.
What was your favorite song growing up?
Lil Troy – Wanna Be a Baller
How do you define success?
Success is when I can feed my family and provide for them from rap alone. When all I have to do is get up and rap for a check.
Any advice for aspiring artists?
Keep it 100 with your people. Be you.
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