Big Mike

Big Mike

Biography

Michael Barnett, better known by his stage name Big Mike, or the motha phuckin Peterman, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was originally a member of Convicts with Houston rapper Mr. 3-2. Its album would be the first of many releases Mike would put out on Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records.

Following the release of the eponymous Convicts, Big Mike impressed the heads of Death Row Records and almost signed with that label before he was called by James Prince and asked to replace Willie D when he left the Geto Boys. He accepted and became a part of the group on its 1993 album Till Death Do Us Part. When Willie D rejoined the group on its next album, he left the group.

Big Mike has released five solo albums thus far, Somethin' Serious in 1994, Still Serious in 1997, Hard to Hit in 1999, Keep it Playa in 2006, and Serious as Can Be in 2009. Still Serious was his highest-charting album, peaking at #16 on the Billboard Hot 200.

Discography

Big Mike - Somethin' Serious

Big Mike - Somethin' Serious

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records1994
Big Mike - Still Serious

Big Mike - Still Serious

Rap-A-Lot, Noo Trybe Records1997
Big Mike - Hard To Hit

Big Mike - Hard To Hit

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records1999
Big Mike - Nawlins Phats

Big Mike - Nawlins Phats

Blackstone Records2005
Big Mike - Keep It Playa

Big Mike - Keep It Playa

Southern Way Music, BCD Music Group2006
Big Mike - Serious As Can Be

Big Mike - Serious As Can Be

7303 Records, Deep Entertainment2009
Big Mike - Bayou Classic Love.Faith.Honor.Loyalty

Big Mike - Bayou Classic Love.Faith.Honor.Loyalty

Big Mike Inc, Krank It Up Productions2011

Big Mike - O.G. Big Mike

Fast Boy Music2017

Guest Appearances

Choice - Stick-N-Moove
  • Thank It's A Game

Choice - Stick-N-Moove

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records1992
Geto Boys - Uncut Dope
  • The Unseen

Geto Boys - Uncut Dope

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records1992
DMG - Rigormortiz
  • Rest In Peace

DMG - Rigormortiz

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records1993
South Central Cartel - 'N Gatz We Truss
  • Gang Stories

South Central Cartel - 'N Gatz We Truss

Rush Associated Labels, G.W.K. Records1993
Eightball & MJG - On Top Of The World
  • Friend Or Foe

Eightball & MJG - On Top Of The World

Relativity, Suave House1995
Murder Squad - Murder Squad Nationwide
  • Gun Smoke

S.C.C. Presents Murder Squad Nationwide

DJ West, G.W.K. Records1995
DJ Taz - ...Worldwide
  • Crank It Up

DJ Taz - ...Worldwide

Breakaway, Priority Records1997
Scarface - My Homies
  • In My Blood

Scarface - My Homies

Rap-A-Lot Records1998
4-Trey - All In The Game
  • If You Ain't Got Game

4-Trey - All In The Game

South West Label Group2002
Point Blank The Bull - Just When You Thought It Was Safe
  • South Side Groovin Remix

Point Blank The Bull - Just When You Thought It Was Safe

Wreckless Entertainment2004
Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)
  • Havin' Thangs '06

Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Wood Wheel Records2006
Big Pokey - Evacuation Notice
  • The Way I Live

Big Pokey - Evacuation Notice

Doc Music Group, Koch Records2008
Showtyme - Out Da Trunk 3: Real Talk - Slabed
  • It's All About Survival (Screwed)

Showtyme - Out Da Trunk 3: Real Talk - Slabed

Nu Tymers Colony2008
OG Daddy V - The Original Hustla
  • Boss Up

OG Daddy V - The Original Hustla

Bigg Willie Records2011
Rawsome Russ, NWI & Sin Sation - Wtx's Finest Redemption, Vol. 3
  • Hot Love

Rawsome Russ, NWI & Sin Sation - Wtx's Finest: Redemption, Vol. 3

Elder Entertainment2014
Young Bleed & Chucky Workclothes - Country Boy Livin'
  • All Country

Young Bleed & Chucky Workclothes - Country Boy Livin'

Trap Door Ent., Express Life Ent., Mystic.2014
Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof
  • Hot Love (Original)

Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof

Elder Entertainment, Bring It Back Records2015
Yukmouth - JJ Based On A Vill Story
  • It's In My Blood 3

Yukmouth - JJ Based On A Vill Story

Smoke-A-Lot Records, EMPIRE2017
Young Bleed - Livin'
  • We Keep It Gangsta

Young Bleed - Livin'

Team Mashn Ent., Trap Door Ent.2017
MC Eiht - Which Way Iz West
  • Born To Hustle

MC Eiht - Which Way Iz West

Year Round Inc.2017
Diar Lansky & Wayne G - #Wyba, Vol. 2
  • Garbage

Diar Lansky & Wayne G - #Wyba, Vol. 2

Die4 Productions2017

Compilations

Dangerous Minds OST
  • Havin Thangs

Various - Dangerous Minds Soundtrack

MCA Soundtracks1995
Sunset Park OST
  • All Uv It

Various - Sunset Park Soundtrack

EastWest Records1996
Rap-A-Lot Records - 10th Anniversary
  • Playa Playa

Various - 10th Anniversary: Rap-A-Lot Records

Rap-A-Lot, Noo Trybe Records1996
Ride OST
  • The Game

Various - Ride Soundtrack

Tommy Boy Music1998
Realest Ni@@as Down South
  • Live To Hustle

Various - Realest Ni@@as Down South

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records1999
MC Breed - 2 For The Show
  • Better Now

MC Breed - 2 For The Show

Power Records1999
Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled
  • Twirk It

Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled

Mobb Status Entertainment2001
S.L.A.B. & Point Blank - Slow Loud & Banged Out
  • Southside Groovin (Extended Mix)

S.L.A.B. & Point Blank - Slow Loud & Banged Out

Wreckless Entertainment2005
Cory "Mo" - Houston's Most Unknown
  • Checkin' Paper

Cory "Mo" - Houston's Most Unknown

MAD Studios2006
Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1
  • World Of Mine

Various - Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1

Rap-A-Lot Records2008
Various - Rap-A-Lot Greatest Hits
  • Playa Playa

Various - Rap-A-Lot Greatest Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records2008
8Ball And MJG - We Are The South (Greatest Hits)
  • Friend Or Foe

8Ball And MJG - We Are The South (Greatest Hits)

Suave House Records, Koch Records2008
7303 Records - A Skee Taste: The Compilation
  • We Doin It

7303 Records - A Skee Taste: The Compilation

7303, SoSouth2008
Point Blank The Bull Presents Ganxstaz Only
  • Southside Groovin (Remix)

Various - Point Blank The Bull Presents Ganxstaz Only

Wreckless Entertainment2010
South Central Cartel - SC Cartel Camp Presents Hood Favorites
  • Gangsta Stories

South Central Cartel - SC Cartel Camp Presents Hood Favorites

Not On Label2010
Point Blank - Ganxstaz Only (Slowed)
  • Southside Groovin (Rmx) [Slowed]

Point Blank - Ganxstaz Only (Slowed)

SoSouth2011
Swagger Check
  • Somethin' Serious

Various - Swagger Check

Rap-A-Lot Records2013
Rawsome Russ & NWI - The Take Over
  • G

Rawsome Russ & NWI - The Take Over

Elder Entertainment, Bring It Back Records2015
Various - 5150 Wreck Wash-Off Music
  • Railroad

Various - 5150 Wreck Wash-Off Music

5150 Wreckords2016
Various - The Directors Cut
  • N.I.K.E. (Now I Know Everything), Pt. 1

Various - The Directors Cut

Not On Label2017