Big Mike

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 Records 1994
Big Mike - Still Serious

Big Mike – Still Serious

Rap-A-Lot, Noo Trybe Records 1997
Big Mike - Hard To Hit

Big Mike – Hard To Hit

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records 1999
Big Mike - Nawlins Phats

Big Mike – Nawlins Phats

Blackstone Records 2005
Big Mike - Keep It Playa

Big Mike – Keep It Playa

Southern Way Music 2006
Big Mike - Serious As Can Be

Big Mike – Serious As Can Be

7303 Records, Deep Ent. 2009
Big Mike - Bayou Classic Love.Faith.Honor.Loyalty

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

Big Mike Inc, Krank It Up Productions 2011

Guest Appearances

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

Choice - Stick-N-Moove

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records 1992
Geto Boys - Uncut Dope
  • The Unseen

Geto Boys - Uncut Dope

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records 1992
DMG - Rigormortiz
  • Rest In Peace

DMG - Rigormortiz

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records 1993
Eightball & MJG - On Top Of The World
  • Friend Or Foe

Eightball & MJG - On Top Of The World

Relativity, Suave House 1995
DJ Taz - ...Worldwide
  • Crank It Up

DJ Taz - …Worldwide

Breakaway, Priority Records 1997
Scarface - My Homies
  • In My Blood

Scarface - My Homies

Rap-A-Lot Records 1998
MC Breed - 2 For The Show
  • Better Now

MC Breed – 2 For The Show

Power Records 1999
Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled
  • Twirk It

Spice 1 – Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled

Mobb Status Entertainment 2001
4-Trey - All In The Game
  • If You Ain’t Got Game

4-Trey – All In The Game

South West Label Group 2002
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 Entertainment 2004
Pimp C - Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)
  • Havin’ Thangs ’06

Pimp C – Pimpalation (The Pimp Is Free!)

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Wood Wheel Records 2006
Big Pokey - Evacuation Notice
  • The Way I Live

Big Pokey – Evacuation Notice

Doc Music Group, Koch Records 2008
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 Records 2008

Compilations

Dangerous Minds OST
  • Havin Thangs

Dangerous Minds Soundtrack

MCA Soundtracks 1995
Sunset Park OST
  • All Uv It

Sunset Park Soundtrack

EastWest Records 1996
Rap-A-Lot Records - 10th Anniversary
  • Playa Playa

10th Anniversary: Rap-A-Lot Records

Rap-A-Lot, Noo Trybe Records 1996
Ride OST
  • The Game

Ride Soundtrack

Tommy Boy Music 1998
Realest Ni@@as Down South
  • Live To Hustle

Realest Ni@@as Down South

Rap-A-Lot, Priority Records 1999
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 Entertainment 2005
Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1
  • World Of Mine

Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1

Rap-A-Lot Records 2008
Point Blank The Bull Presents Ganxstaz Only
  • Southside Groovin (Remix)

Point Blank The Bull Presents Ganxstaz Only

Wreckless Entertainment 2010