Charlotte + South Carolina Vs. The World!
It’s time to acquaint yourselves with the most valuable flexer, GOJIBEANBRYANT. The second in charge of BMG & the buzzing gymstar with talents hailing from the spotlighted region of the Carolinas. With legal troubles in his early career, GOJI gives us more than just a piece of his life & how everything he’s been through so far has affected him & his career to make him what he is today on his special addition to our Q&A series. Take a moment out of your day to learn the entire backstory of GOJI & the infamously heavyweighted collective of BMG below.
Q: What’s your name & where you from?
A: I’m GojiBeanBryant or Goji for short lol and I’m from SC. Moved to Charlotte in the 4th Grade so I claim both.
Q: Now let’s really kick off with the million dollar question. What is BMG’s backstory, like how did all of you come together & become the flexstars you all are today?
A: Driip started BMG back in like 2015-2016 type shit with Munchrill then me and him met in 2017 but we didn’t start working together fr until the end of 2017 going into 2018. From there we met Goyard at a show that we pulled up at to support him and that’s how we met Kudzu. Then from there we met Blaze Jvles and DontSleep over the internet and we put our heads together and been cool since. Nino that’s my young bul so we been cool since forever. We all see each other besides our boys that live in Australia. We really a family fr.
Q: What pushed you to make music & when did you start taking it seriously?
A: One of my old Homeboys made music throughout highschool and outta support I would push it but then I wondered how I would sound on the mic. So my first song to hit SC was with 10Cellphones and him so I said shit might as well keep going. I used to make like a melodic shit but with the same content I do now but then I told myself that shit was ass and that I was gonna start making music that really told the type of person I was. So I started making more harder shit. Then when I met Drip it was like Boom let’s get it. BMG shit. I really ain’t start taking it serious until this past August when I got hit wit some legal shit.
Q: Favorite strain & why?
A: Favorite strain of Gas GOTTA be that PoundCake man that’s my shit. I’d smoke that all day. Then Goji OG then Sherbalato. Gotta Switch it up since everybody smokin Gelato , Sour and Cookies.
Q: Tell us a little about your “On The Run” record, how would you describe it to somebody who isn’t familiar with the story behind it?
A: Pretty much straight forward man. On the Run, gave my life to the music , duckin from 12 in New York because this bitch I used to rock wit threw me under the bus. Jugg went wrong. Somebody ended up gettin shot. It is what it is. Made that song before I went off to New York 2 days after the Incident. I don’t come from a lot of money always had to get it on my own so having to drop everything and all my responsibilities got music was hard but I’m getting through with it now. All that work is paying off.
Q: Explain to us a little bit about your upbringing in SC/NC?
A: I’m from Bishopville SC. Like 40 mins south from Columbia. If you don’t know where that is just know it’s the Sticks/Hood as fuck. Nothing but black people in that town lol. But I don’t like to consider myself as a Hood nigga I’m more country so yea. That environment really made my attitude and mindset to not tolerate all the bullshit because I know what’s real and what’s not. When I moved to Charlotte NC I was staying on the East side. Like Abermarle/ Idlewild road type shit. It got too hectic over there with me getting suspended every other week. Always fighting. I went through a suicidal phase in 6th grade to the point where Moms wouldn’t let me go to school. Me and her ain’t have the best relationship growing up. I felt more like a bother and job rather than a Son. I got expelled in 7th Grade from NorthEast Middle and couldn’t go back to MecklenBurg county schools so moms was trying to leave so we moved to Concord NC. From there everything went smooth as far as high school and shit. I always kept to myself and who I rocked with but lowkey always been that nigga. People knew me by my nickname Debo
Q: Favorite movie?
A: My favorite Movie is all the Friday’s, ATL and Shottas
Q: Why do you love flexing your muscles so much?
A: I grew up bullying niggas. So to really live my music life the same way I came up is funny as hell. Flexin muscles and not taking bullshit is perfect. Keep On Flexin muscles to me really mean that no matter what happens in life just keep pushing through that shit and I promise you’ll overcome any obstacle. Everybody in the gang can relate.
Q: Favorite rapper growing up?
A: Growing up my favorite rappers was T.I , Ludacris, Lil Wayne, And Jeezy. I grew outta Jeezy and switched to Gucci lmao I can’t even cap.
Q: How did you come up with your name?
A: Goji OG I smoked some in College wit a homeboy and I never smoked no shit like that ever again lol fuck college tho that shit a scam idk why I went. Then BeanBryant is literally Kobe Bryant’s name. Cuz I be ballin. I used to play basketball in highschool. So GojiBeanBryant
Q: Any dream collaborations?
A: Dream Collabs I’d have to say Gherbo, Chief Keef, Waka, Pablo Juan, GHerbo and Yachty. You can see I love dat mad aggressive music I hate that soft shit
Q: Biggest inspirations?
A: Im inspired to make the music I make because I feed off energy. The beat all that. So like Gherbo, Hoodrich, Ludacris and Waka Flocka yea that’s what makes Goji but in my own unique way as y’all see.
Non musical inspiration.. I lost one of my closest friends in August while I was On The Run and that Shit haunts me til this day because I was ducked off couldn’t even say goodbye to my mans. I know he watchin tho. So I go hard for him fr. Go hard for him, my family, my BMG brothers and my girl I’m trynna have a kid wit soon so that’s what keeps me going
Q: Is BMG sponsored by robin jeans?
A: Robin Jeans is BigMuscleGang. They fw us heavy as hell so I wouldn’t be surprised if we got a care package from them soon . Only time will tell.
Q: What’s next for Goji & the rest of Big Muscle Gang?
A: We really just been hella motivated lately with all the positives that’s been going on with the group. More shows. More recognition. Our different sound is getting recognized so moving forward.... more shows. More videos. More bangers.. more everything. We flexin Big Muscles all year 2019 on everything. My goal moving forward is to get the rest of the BMG gang out there since everybody really only hip to Driip, Goyard, Jvles, DontSleep and myself. So that’s my plan. All my BMG boys go hard. Kudzu & Munchrill probably could win Most Underrated Producer of the Year if there was an award for it. But yeah that’s pretty much it. Bringing the group up as one even though Me Driip and Goyard get seen as the head honchos which is understandable. That’s pretty much it