Rising North Carolina rapper Big Baby Gucci plays Sunday show in Tampa

It's his birthday in less than a week.

click to enlarge Big Baby Gucci - Photo via BigBabyGucci/Facebook
Photo via BigBabyGucci/Facebook
Big Baby Gucci
Less than week away from his 26th birthday North Carolina rapper James Haley—aka Big Baby Gucci—brings auto-tuned anthems (“Pressure + Layers”) to Tampa's Pegasus Lounge for a show on Sunday, Aug. 7.

The songs have launched him out of the underground and into the attention spans of rap fans now drawn to a story that includes growing up in a strict household, some early childhood troubles and overcoming dead end jobs to become of of the the region’s fastest-rising rappers.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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