Big Moe Talks Overcoming Cancer, COVID, and the Music Industry
It was 2019 in Santa Ana when we first met Big Moe. His video submission to be a part of “The Lineup”, a series of concerts that showcase upcoming artists, caught our attention immediately as the wave of support flowed in through his fans’ comments tagging us to add him. On the day of the show, his fans’ support proved to be more than just online as guests young and old flowed in to cheer him on stage. Little did we know at the time the journey he would go through in the coming years. In 2020 Big Moe was diagnosed with cancer and immediately began treatment. Working during the pandemic was already a challenge for most in any creative field, but even when battling cancer and contracting COVID, Big Moe remained determined to continue his ascent in the music industry. An avid Vikings fan, Big Moe is a pillar of positivity. In August he partnered with Nike to donate backpacks and school supplies for the children of Orange County. To hear Big Moe’s story and feel the MOE-tivation click on the link below to listen to his full interview.
About Big Moe
The Hip Hop and Rap artist Big Moe is a fighter and his music showcases that. His latest EP release, “ Big Moetivation Chapter 1: Recover & Discover, “ tells his story of battling cancer and winning. This emotional tale is packaged into exciting, hyped, and groovy compositions that make people want to get up and do something-even if that’s just dancing.
Big Moe’s ability to translate his experiences into an enjoyable artist creation came from his father. His stage name is also inspired by his old man. The original Big Moe (his father) sat him down and taught him various music genres, providing details of the kind of feel each type of music brought forth. With that guidance and love and appreciation for the art form, Big Moe started as a DJ and eventually made his way to Rap.
Since then, he has performed on several stages, sharing his creative expression with several people. All of his performances complement his music’s energy, with large and loud speakers that replicate a club’s atmosphere. The artist’s favorite performance was at a venue in his hometown Orange County called The Observatory in front of a crowd of over 2,000 people. The energy and hype from that performance have been unmatched till today, despite opening for artists like Brenton Wood, Mann, Tyga, Rappin 4 Tay, WC, Shock G, and more.
Big Moe’s diagnosis had put a halt to his performances. However, now that he is on his road to recovery, he’s determined to make new music and work on new projects, one of which, he dreams, will be performing his Minnesota Vikings song at a Vikings game.