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Big Shug (born Cary Guy) is a
hip hop artist
from Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of the
Starr Foundation collective.
Guy spent much of his early life in Boston's Mattapan area (known locally as
Growing up, he forged a friendship with future Gang Starr MC, Guru.
The two were separated when Shug was imprisoned and Guru moved to
forming Gang Starr with DJ
Premier. On his release, Shug again hooked up with Guru, joined
the Gang Starr Foundation, and contributed to each of Gang Starr's
albums, beginning with Hard to Earn in 1994 (on
He also appeared on "The Militia" from 1998's Moment of
Truth, and contributed to Guru's "Jazzmatazz" albums.
During the 1990s, Shug recorded a few 12-inch singles produced by
DJ Premier for Payday and Chrysalis, but his first proper solo
album, Who's Hard was not released until 2005 and half of
the songs were handled by DJ Premier.
He signed to New York's Babygrande in 2007, and released his
second album, Streetchamp.
The album was produced by MoSS and DJ Premier and features guest
appearances from DJ Premier and Sean Price.
A third solo album, Otherside of the Game, was released in
November 2008, and features DJ Premier, Bumpy Knuckles,
Billy Danze of M.O.P., Termanology, Blaq Poet, and Singapore
Kane.He performed at the 2009 Boston hemp fest.
- Never Say Die: The Pre-Album (2005)
- Who's Hard (2005)
- Streetchamp (2007)
- Otherside of the Game (2008)
- ^ a
Cordor, Cyril "Big Shug Biography",
allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
- ^ Frampton. Megan "Gang Starr",
- ^ Brown, Marisa "Big Shug -
Streetchamp Review", allmusic, Macrovision
- ^ Hartlaub, Joe (2007)
"Big Shug - Otherside Of The
Big Shug to Release
Otherside of the Game