Rodney Lamont Wright Jr. [1] (born December 28, 1999), better known by his stage name Big30 (stylized as BIG30), is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for his feature on his childhood friend Pooh Shiesty's 2021 single "Neighbors", which peaked at number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100. Big30 released his debut mixtape, King of Killbranch, in September 2021. It includes appearances from Future, Lil Durk, Pooh Shiesty, and Moneybagg Yo, among others.[2]

Big30
Birth nameRodney Lamont Wright Jr.
Born (1999-12-28) December 28, 1999 (age 22)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2018–present
Labels

ControversiesEdit

FeudsEdit

In June 2020, rapper Gucci Mane called out Wright for allegedly posting him on his Instagram account multiple times, claiming that they only met once. Wright did not respond.[3] The beef was squashed shortly thereafter, with Wright appearing on Gucci Mane's 2021 single, "Shit Crazy".[4]

Legal issuesEdit

In October 2020, Wright was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, along with the driver, who was identified as Leaton Foster of Decatur, Georgia. The two were traveling from Memphis, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia with more than $17,000 in cash, a loaded handgun, promethazine, codeine, and packaged cannabis. Wright was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a felon in possession of firearm, along with other federal charges.[1][5]

DiscographyEdit

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes
Title Mixtape details Peak chart positions
US
[6]
King of Killbranch 13

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
"Allegations"
(featuring Pooh Shiesty)
2020 King of Killbranch
"Go"
(with Moneybagg Yo)[10]
2021 52 A Gangsta's Pain

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B/HH
"ABCGE"
(Pooh Shiesty featuring Big30)[11]
2020 So Icy Summer
"Monday to Sunday"
(Pooh Shiesty featuring Lil Baby and Big30)[12]
"Water"
(Dee Mula featuring Big30)[13]
Respect
"Neighbors"
(Pooh Shiesty featuring Big30)
2021 51
[14]
20
[15]
Shiesty Season
"Shit Crazy"
(Gucci Mane featuring Big30)[16]
[A] Ice Daddy

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.
"Making a Mess"
(Pooh Shiesty featuring Veeze and Big30)
2021 23
[18]
Shiesty Season

Guest appearancesEdit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"SRT" 2020 Moneybagg Yo, Pooh Shiesty Code Red
"1017 Freestyle" Gucci Mane, Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano So Icy Gang Vol. 1
"Holmes" Gucci Mane, Pooh Shiesty
"Took Down" 2021 Only the Family, Doodie Lo Loyal Bros
"In My Field" 2022 Hotboii Blinded By Death

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Shit Crazy" did not chart on the Hot 100, but did peak at number 6 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Memphis rapper 'Big 30' arrested in Alabama on felony drug charges". WREG. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  2. ^ Walker, Joe (September 2, 2021). "Big30 Releases 'King Of Killbranch' Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Gucci Mane Calls Out Moneybagg Yo's Artist For Posting Same Encounter For Clout". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  4. ^ "Gucci Mane Makes 'Shit Crazy' With Big30 in His New Music Video". Vulture. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  5. ^ "Memphis rapper 'Big 30' jailed in Alabama on drug charges". AL.com. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  6. ^ @billboardcharts (September 13, 2021). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (1/2)..." (Tweet). Retrieved September 14, 2021 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Memphis rapper BIG30 shares King Of Killbranch mixtape featuring Pooh Shiesty, Future, and more". The Fader. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  8. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Mista. YouTube.
  9. ^ a b "American certifications – BIG30". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  10. ^ "Moneybagg Yo Drops New Single 'Go'". Rap-Up. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "ABCGE (feat. BIG30) – Single by Pooh Shiesty on Apple Music". Retrieved April 17, 2021 – via Apple Music.
  12. ^ "Pooh Shiesty – Monday to Sunday (feat. Lil Baby & Big30)". RichTVX. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  13. ^ "Memphis' Dee Mula Releases New Track And Video "Water" ft. BIG30". DJIceberg.com. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  14. ^ "Pooh Shiesty Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  15. ^ "Pooh Shiesty Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  16. ^ "Gucci Mane Drops New Song 'Shit Crazy,' Video With Big30". Vulture. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  17. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart: May 15, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  18. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart: Week of February 20, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2021.