Big Noyd

TaJuan Akeem Perry (born May 7, 1975), better known by his stage name Big Noyd, is an American rapper from Queensbridge, Queens, New York. He is closely affiliated with Mobb Deep, and is featured on all of their albums except Blood Money.

Big Noyd
Birth nameTaJuan Akeem Perry
Born (1975-05-07) May 7, 1975 (age 45)
OriginNew York, New York Phoenix, Arizona
Genres
Years active1993–present
LabelsTommy Boy (1993–97)
Landspeed (2001–03)
Monopolee (2004–05)
Traffic Ent. (2005–06)
Noyd Inc./Koch (2007–present)
Associated acts

CareerEdit

Big Noyd's debut was his verse on "Stomp 'Em Out" from Mobb Deep's 1993 debut Juvenile Hell, but it was not until 1995, on Mobb Deep's album The Infamous, that Big Noyd attracted wider attention. He appeared on "Right Back At You" & "Give Up the Goods (Just Step)". He explained later that he received his first contract, for $300,000, from Tommy Boy because of his verse on "Give Up The Goods (Just Step)".[1]

His debut album Episodes Of A Hustla was released in 1996 on Tommy Boy Records. Noyd was incarcerated at the time of its release. According to Prodigy, the album sold a "disappointing 30,000 copies". In 2003, Big Noyd returned with his second album, Only The Strong. This album, just as his debut, had many Mobb Deep-related features. Noyd attributes the lackluster sales to Landspeed Records' (which became Traffic Entertainment Group) filing for bankruptcy in an unrelated lawsuit just as the album was being released. In 2004, Big Noyd released his third album, On the Grind, also featuring many guest-spots by Mobb Deep-related artists. The album was released independently through Monopolee Records, which Noyd helped to found and released under his full control, preventing issues that happened with Landspeed and Tommy Boy Records. He founded Noyd Inc. in 2007.

Personal lifeEdit

He is of Puerto Rican and African American descent. He has a daughter who still lives in Queensbridge, Queens.[2]

DiscographyEdit

Year Title Chart positions
US R&B/HH
[3]
US Indie
[4]
US Heat
[5]
1996 Episodes of a Hustla 59
2003 Only the Strong
  • Released: September 23, 2003
  • Label: Landspeed Records
45 27 36
2005 On the Grind
  • Released: January 25, 2005
  • Label: Monopolee Records
2006 The Stick Up Kid
  • Released: August 22, 2006
  • Label: Traffic Entertainment Group
2008 Illustrious 44 13
Street Kings
  • Released: September 23, 2008
  • Label: Noyd Inc.
2010 Queens Chronicle
  • Released: February 2, 2010
  • Label: Noyd Inc.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big Noyd: Infamous Minded Interview - Interview". Nobodysmiling.com. Archived from the original on 10 November 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ "The Original Hip-Hop (Rap) Lyrics Archive". Ohhla.com. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Big Noyd". Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "Big Noyd". Billboard Independent Albums. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Big Noyd". Billboard Heatseekers Albums. Retrieved July 4, 2020.

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