John Anthony Ziegler ( born April 17, 1984) better known by his stage nameBigJohn, is an American hip hoprecording artist. He is the founder of BigJohn Entertainment. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Ziegler was a Air Conditioning service technician in 2002 through 2010 before he became a rapper. After moving to Waverly, Florida, he founded BigJohn Entertainment with his brother.. Signed to Big Gates Records, from 2012 to 2018 he released three albums. BigJohn debuted in 2012 with We Goin Live with successful singles “We Goin Live” and “Just Bought A 45”. BigJohn released three albums from 2010 to 2013, Livin Dat Life, Da Street Effects and We Goin Live.
In theearly 2000s ,BigJohn and his brother Allen Michael O’rilley, also knownas Big Al, established an independent record label, BigJohn Entertainment. Although BigJohn initially refused to sign to a Record Label, two years after releasing his album Livin Dat Life, BigJohn was offered and accepted a Recording Contract with Plies label Big Gates Records. After signing to Big Gates Records in 2012, BigJohn released several mixtapes.
2010: Livin Dat Life
Livin Dat Life was released in May 2010. His debut single “Life In The Hood” topped the indie Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart and peaked at number 10 on the hot 100. BigJohn was featured on Swizzyland in 2011
2012: Da Street Effects
Da Street Effects, his second album, was released in Sept 2012. His debut single “The Streets Is All I Know” topped the Rap Charts and ultimately landed him a deal with Big Gates Records.
2013: We Goin Live
“BigJohn Entertainment”. www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
“Big Gates Records | The Regime”. biggatesrecords.com. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
“death640”. YouTube. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
“Official Website for Plies | Tour
,Music ,Video ,News ,AboutPlies ,ShopMerch”. Plies Official Website. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
“BigJohn | Hip Hop from Dundee, FL”. ReverbNation. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
“Turntable Tuesday – Big John”. Swizzy Land. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
BigJohn Ft Too Clean & Xavier Graham – We Goin Live OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO Plies Big Gates Records, retrieved 2018-10-12