Big Hit always knew that he was destined for greatness. The Pasadena native grew up in a two parent household where he was caught between two worlds: his mom was a devout Jehovah Witness and his dad embodied the “gangster” narrative in the truest sense.
Hit’s fascination with hip-hop started to take form on the block. He burst onto the scene in the late ‘80s as a sharp-tongued battle rapper, participating in neighborhood sessions here and there without fully committing to the art form.
As time went on, Hit had plans of honing his hustle (by any means necessary) but several run-ins with law enforcement derailed his pursuits. He spent the next 20 years of his life in prison.
Upon his release, Hit officially launched his rap career with “Grindin’ My Whole Life” and “G’z Don’t Cry” before being incarcerated again. After serving a 9-year sentence, Hit resurfaced with a renewed sense of purpose and a different kind of ambition.
He survived Level IV prison in Los Angeles County (LAC), and since his release, Big Hit has been recording hits with his son – 3X Grammy-winning producer Hit-Boy – like there’s no tomorrow.