BIO The name is Justin Blackwell. Stage name is Big Dog. I’m from the rural area of Virginia. One of SoVA’s(Southside Virginia) finest. I’m 19 years old. I’ve been writing songs since the 5th grade, but I’ve been recording since seventh grade. I would say
Top 5 Influences? my top 5 influences are Lil Wayne, Drake, The Weeknd, Kevin Gates, and Biggie. I’m in the process of finishing up the second part to a mixtape I dropped last year called, “VIBES Part 1.” I’m thinking about dropping an EP revolving around the idea of “love, relationship, emotions (good and bad).” A tape that’s closer to R&B than Hip-hop just to show my audience my versatility.
What got you into music? My mother had a big influence on my love for music because she always kept me listening to all different kinds and genres of it. Plus I’ve always wanted to do something to help me stand out from everyone else so writing songs has always been my thing.
Anything to tell your fans? One thing I’d like to tell my fans is that I appreciate everything they do in support of me and my music career and that I promise I will never stop because I’ll always want more. I want to get better, do bigger things so that they won’t ever get bored. Also, I want them to be able to never have that feeling of regret that they chose to rock with me and my music in the first place.
Biggest Goals 2018? My biggest goals for 2018 are to be heard and attract thousands of more listeners than I have now. I’d also like to start making more money off of my productions. I want to be able to perform shows and do more collaborations with artists. But my biggest goal is to become recognized and be the name that everyone knows, at least in Virginia.