Fillmore native, JT the Bigga Figga visited the KMEL studio for an exclusive Street Light Series interview with @ShayDiddy and @DJBlackMarc.
Figg Panamera got his start after his 1992 banger "Game Recognize Game" became a Bay Area anthem. Figg has worked with artists like Master P, San Quinn, Messy Marv, The Game and countless others.
Figg recently returned to the bay after living in Atlanta for "seven years [and] five months," he tells the Street Light Series. He continued his music career in the south while making financial moves such as buying his first projects, which he named "Fillmore-lanta." Figg continues the conversation of investing outside rap when touching on digital distribution, his transition into the film industry and working in Africa.
He keeps it real about coming up as a young rapper and his past relationships with other big names in the game. Although there is "no friction" Figg explains why he and Master P "haven't had a conversation since 1998."
When asked to name his wildest experiences back in the day, Figg gives a list of SEVERAL artists he and his crew jumped saying he "was raised under troublemakers". The list includes: 2pac, Mac Dre, LL Cool J and more.
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Figg currently prides himself off being "the hottest new movie star on the scene," working with names like Spike Lee.
As far as rapping, Figg reveals he's not opposed to a reunion with San Quinn and Messy Marv- saying: "I move off invitation." Sounds like the bay could be getting some new hits from old-school legends in the near future...
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