Home of Camel and Pall Mall Cigarettes, Wachovia Bank, Texas Pete Hot Sauce, and Krispy Kreme Donuts, Winston Salem should be proud of another one of its creations. Big Remo was born and raised in the Tre Four, his style being reminiscent of a time when Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Carolina had permanently drilled a spot for the south in hip hop's world. While southern hip hop artists attain fame with manufactured snap crackle and pop tunes, Remo stands out as the new school representer for the original rugged and raw southern rapper. Standing on the shoulders of no one, he is a testament that tenacity is what sets dope emcees apart from their peers. A member of Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder's It's A Wonderful World Music Group/Jamla Records label, Remo refuses to let hip-hop from the southern point of view be remembered for what dominates the radio and television for this generation. Remo started writing at the age of 12. My first rap album was The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, and I was heavily influenced by his gift to tell stories to beats and his great display of the 80's player, Remo says. His career started then, and he used to freestyle on the local Winston Salem radio stations. In 2003, he formed the group The A.L.L.I.E.S. with friend Novej, and just a year later the duo was nearly picked up by Interscope Records. The two parted ways when the deal fell through, and Remo was asked by 9th Wonder to appear on 9th's first album, Dream Merchant Vol. 2. ...
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