Big Moe

Big Moe

Big Moe

Biography

Kenneth Doniell Moore (August 20, 1974 – October 14, 2007), better known by his stage name Big Moe, was rapper from Houston, Texas. He was known for a softer and slower style than other Houston rappers, including a mixture of rapping and singing that he called "rapsinging" as well as for his music that celebrated codeine-laced syrup as a recreational drug.

As one of the founding members of the "Original Screwed Up Click," Big Moe started out in music by freestyling on DJ Screw mixtapes before being signed to Wreckshop Records. Wreckshop Records released Big Moe's debut album, City of Syrup in (2000); the title a nod to Houston's reputation for drinking codeine-laced syrup, which Big Moe pours from a Styrofoam cup on the album's cover. "City of Syrup" album featured the single, "Mann!", which Big Moe intended to be The South Side's answer to Black Rob's East Coast hit "Whoa!". A year and half later, Big Moe returned with his second album, Purple World in (2002). This release showcased a Who's Who of Houston vocalists and two versions of Big Moe's breakthrough single, "Purple Stuff." The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-themed video for "Purple Stuff" was played on MTV and the album ranked as high as No. 3 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Big Moe's third and last album, Moe Life, was issued in 2003, including the commercially successful single "Just a Dog." A posthumous album entitled Unfinished Business was released on March 18, 2008 via Wreckshop Records and Koch Records. In 2009 his album City Of Syrup was named number 25 on houstonpress.com's list of the 25 Best Houston Hip Hop Albums.

Big Moe died on October 14, 2007 at 33 years old, after suffering a heart attack one week earlier that left him in a coma. There was speculation that recreational codeine use in the form of Purple Drank may have contributed to his death.

Discography

Big Moe - City Of Syrup

Big Moe - City Of Syrup

Wreckshop Records 2000
Big Moe - Purple World

Big Moe - Purple World

Wreckshop Records, Priority Records, Capitol Records 2002
Big Moe - Moe Life...

Big Moe - Moe Life...

Wreckshop Records 2003
Big Moe - Classics Vol. 1

Big Moe - Classics Vol. 1

Wreckshop Records 2004
Big Moe - The Best Of Big Moe

Big Moe - The Best Of Big Moe

Wreckshop Records 2007
Big Moe - Forever Moe

Big Moe - Forever Moe

Screwed Up Click Entertainment 2007
Big Moe - Unfinished Business

Big Moe - Unfinished Business

Wreckshop Records, Koch Records, Doc Music Group LLC 2008

Guest Appearances

Botany Boys - Thought Of Many Ways
  • H-Town

Botany Boys - Thought Of Many Ways

Big Shot Records 1997
Lil' Keke - Don't Mess Wit Texas
  • Serious Smoke

Lil' Keke - Don't Mess Wit Texas

Jam Down Records 1997
Juvenile - Solja Rags
  • I Did That

Juvenile - Solja Rags

Cash Money Records, Universal Records 1997
Southside Playaz - You Gottus Fuxxed Up
  • Baby Boo

Southside Playaz - You Gottus Fuxxed Up

LafTex Records 1998
Dead End Alliance - Screwed For Life
  • Dead End Niggaz

Dead End Alliance - Screwed For Life

Dead End Records 1998
Fat Pat - Ghetto Dreams
  • Missing Our G's

Fat Pat - Ghetto Dreams

Wreckshop Records 1998
C-Note Of The Botany Boyz - Third Coast Born
  • G-Strangz

C-Note Of The Botany Boyz - Third Coast Born

Big Shot Records 1999
Big Pokey - Hardest Pit In The Litter
  • Ballin' Parlay

Big Pokey - Hardest Pit In The Litter

Chevis Entertainment 1999
Point Blank - Bad Newz Travels Fast
  • High With Tha Blanksta

Point Blank - Bad Newz Travels Fast

Bigtyme Recordz 1999
Lil' O - Blood Money
  • Playas Get Chose

Lil' O - Blood Money

Game Face Entertainment 1999
Day 4 Day G's - What's Da Deal!
  • Day 4 Day G's

Day 4 Day G's - What's Da Deal!

Spotlight Wreckords 1999
Z-Ro - Vs. The World
  • Ni**a From The Hood

Z-Ro - Vs. The World

Straight Profit Records 2000
H.A.W.K. - Under H.A.W.K.'s Wings
  • H.A.W.K.

H.A.W.K. - Under H.A.W.K.'s Wings

Dead End Records 2000
DJ Screw & The Screwed Up Click Presents Southside Playaz - Street Game
  • Hit Em' Up

DJ Screw & The Screwed Up Click Presents Southside Playaz - Street Game

Laftex Records 2000
E.S.G. - City Under Siege
  • What's In Yo Cup?

E.S.G. - City Under Siege

Wreckshop Records 2000
D-Gotti - Street Sermon
  • On The Freeway

D-Gotti - Street Sermon

Wreckshop Records 2000
Big Boom & The Big Bizness Click - Paperchase 2000
  • Mr. Playa Hata

Big Boom & The Big Bizness Click - Paperchase 2000

Double L Records 2000
Baddazis - Fuel To Da Fire
  • Deep In The South

Baddazis - Fuel To Da Fire

Royal Black Entertainment 2000
Big Pokey - D Game 2000
  • On Choppers

Big Pokey - D Game 2000

Chevis Entertainment 2000
The Cirkle - 360° Of Uncut Game
  • Just A Hustla

The Cirkle - 360° Of Uncut Game

My World Entertainment 2000
Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze
  • The Throwdest

Lil' O - Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze

Game Face Entertainment, Atlantic 2001
Big Pokey - Da Sky's Da Limit
  • My Boo

Big Pokey - Da Sky's Da Limit

Wreckshop Records 2002
Jhiame - Syrup City Hitz
  • Choppaz

Jhiame - Syrup City Hitz

Jhiame Productions, CEG 2002
Lil' Breazy - Checkmate
  • Holdin' Grain

Lil' Breazy - Checkmate

Iced Down Records 2002
55 - Git' Ya Sum
  • I'm Not Going To Jail

55 - Git' Ya Sum

True Game Family Records 2002
Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1
  • Dat There Thang

Key Players (G.T. & Steve Nice) - Key Players Vol. 1

Key Players, SoSouth 2002
Big Mello - Done Deal
  • So True

Big Mello - Done Deal

Woss Ness Entertainment 2003
Mike-D. Aka Bosshog Corleone Presents His Greatest Flows: My Gift To The World
  • Too Hott

Mike-D. Aka Bosshog Corleone Presents His Greatest Flows: My Gift To The World

Corleone Family Entertainment 2003
Lyrical 187 - Ready 4 What Eva
  • You!

Lyrical 187 - Ready 4 What Eva

Presidential Affiliated Entertainment 2003
Lil' O - Food On Tha Table
  • Playas Still Get Chose

Lil' O - Food On Tha Table

Game Face Entertainment 2003
Rock T. - Go Gett Vol. 1
  • Whatchu Talkin Bout

Rock T. - Go Gett Vol. 1

Harvest Hill Records 2003
The Screwed Up Click - Making History
  • Poed Up

The Screwed Up Click - Making History

EQ Entertainment LLC 2005
Mike Jones - Who Is Mike Jones?
  • Flossin'

Mike Jones - Who Is Mike Jones?

Swishahouse, Asylum Records, Warner Bros. Records 2005
Lil' O - Blood Money: The Retold Story (Deluxe Edition)
  • Playas Get Chose

Lil' O - Blood Money: The Retold Story

Bar None Entertainment 2006
Z-Ro And The SUC
  • Freestyle 2

Z-Ro - Z-Ro And The SUC

Tru Blue Entertainment 2006
The Original Screwed Up Click - Straight Wreckin Vol. 1
  • Body Rock With Me

The Original Screwed Up Click - Straight Wreckin Vol. 1

O.S.U.C. Entertainment 2007
Kay Slay - 74 Minutes Of Drama
  • Hol Lup

Kay Slay - 74 Minutes Of Drama

Starz Music 2007
Yung Ro - Go Hard Texas
  • So Fly

Yung Ro - Go Hard Texas

Nobodyland Productions 2007
Yung Ro - 101 Wayz 2 Jumpdine
  • Where I Come From

Yung Ro - 101 Wayz 2 Jumpdine

Nobodyland Productions 2007
Lil Keke & H.A.W.K - Still Wreck'in
  • Home Of S.U.C.

Lil Keke & H.A.W.K - Still Wreck'in

Presidential Records 2008
DJ Screw - 11 • 16 • 00 Volume 3
  • Take It From A Pro

DJ Screw - 11 • 16 • 00 Volume 3

Screwed Up Click Entertainment 2008
E.S.G. - Everyday Street Gangsta
  • June 27TH 2010

E.S.G. - Everyday Street Gangsta

E1 Music 2009
Big Pokey, Lil' C & OG Avery - I Aint Takin No Loss
  • On Choppas

Big Pokey, Lil' C & OG Avery - I Aint Takin No Loss

SoSouth 2009
Big Pokey, Lil' C & OG Avery - I Aint Takin No Loss (Screwed)
  • On Choppas - Screwed

Big Pokey, Lil' C & OG Avery - I Aint Takin No Loss (Screwed)

SoSouth 2009
C-Note - Texas Hold 'Em
  • Mak'n Cash Forever

C-Note - Texas Hold 'Em

SoSouth 2010
Young Haitti - The Baydahaitian
  • I'm Just A Hustla

Young Haitti - The Baydahaitian

Ik Entertainment 2010
Yung Ro - Go Hard Texas Volume Two
  • Never Leave Drank Alone

Yung Ro - Go Hard Texas Volume Two

Nobodyland Productions 2011
Screwed Up Click - The Take Over
  • Keepin' It Gangsta

Screwed Up Click - The Take Over

Double Tap Entertainment 2014
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' 20th Anniversary (Deluxe Edition)
  • Sippin Codine

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' 20th Anniversary (Deluxe Edition)

Bigtyme Recordz 2016

Compilations

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two)
  • Sippin Codine

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' Part Two

Bigtyme Recordz 1995
Foolish (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Put 'Em Up

Various - Foolish (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
4 Deep - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Vol. 1
  • Makin' Cash Forever

Various - 4 Deep - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Vol. 1

Irie Productions 1999
Da Wreckshop Family - Ack'n A Azz
  • 4's Recline Tops

Da Wreckshop Family - Ack'n A Azz

Wreckshop Records 2000
From Mo City To Yo City
  • Pain Of Reality

Various - From Mo City To Yo City

Johnny Palmer Entertainment 2000
Somethin' For The Whodi's
  • City Of Syrup

Various - Somethin' For The Whodi's

Priority Records
2001
Greg Street - Six O'Clock Vol. 1
  • In Memory Of Screw

Greg Street - Six O'Clock Vol. 1

Slip-N-Slide Records 2001
DJ Screw - As The World Turns Slow
  • City Of Syrup

DJ Screw - As The World Turns Slow

Wreckless Entertainment
2002
DJ Screw & The Screwed Up Click - Soldiers United 4 Cash: The Soundtrack
  • H-Town

DJ Screw & The Screwed Up Click - Soldiers United 4 Cash: The Soundtrack

TJ Music, Reliant Entertainment 2002
Various - H-Town Underworld Vol. 1
  • Mr. Playa Hater

Various - H-Town Underworld Vol. 1

Hit 'em Up, SoSouth 2002
Wreckshop Records - Dirty 3rd Home Sweet Home V2
  • Star 2 Nite

Wreckshop Records - Dirty 3rd: Home Sweet Home V2

Wreckshop, SoSouth 2002
Area Codes
  • Chasing Dreams. Area Code 281

Various - Area Codes

Southern Vibe Records 2003
Beelow Presents Thugz Gone Wild
  • Incredible Hulk

Various - Beelow Presents Thugz Gone Wild

Bungalo Records 2004
Wreckshop Records - Hitlist Vol.3
  • My City Screwed Up

Wreckshop Records - Hitlist Vol. 3

Wreckshop, SoSouth
2004
Wreckshop Records - Doin' It Fa Texas
  • Hol-Up

Wreckshop Records - Doin' It Fa Texas

Wreckshop, SoSouth
2004
DJ Screw - Flows From The Lost Grey Tapes

DJ Screw - Flows From The Lost Grey Tapes

Screwed Up Click Entertainment 2004
O.G. Ron C. And Bro. Wood - Real Recognize Real
  • Come With Me

O.G. Ron C. And Bro. Wood - Real Recognize Real

C.E.D Entertainment 2005
Rapture Entertainment - S.O.L.: This Is Texas Boy!!
  • All He Wanted

Rapture Entertainment - S.O.L.: This Is Texas Boy!!

Rapture Entertainment, SoSouth 2005
Lil' O - Greatest Hits
  • Playas Get Chose

Lil' O - Greatest Hits

Bar None Entertainment 2007
Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Volume 5
  • Mann

Various - Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Volume 5

Paid In Full Entertainment 2008
Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Volume 6
  • Barre Baby

Various - Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Volume 6

Paid In Full Entertainment 2008
Straight From The Streets Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Version 7.0
  • Just A Dog

Various - Straight From The Streets Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Version 7.0

Paid In Full Entertainment 2008
Lil Keke - The Chronicles
  • Serious Smoke

Lil Keke - The Chronicles

Hustletown 2008
Wreckshop Records - Hitlist Vol. 4
  • Choppas

Wreckshop Records - Hitlist Vol. 4

Wreckshop, SoSouth 2008
Wreckshop Records - Hitlist Vol. 5
  • Hell Yeah

Wreckshop Records - Hitlist Vol. 5

Wreckshop, SoSouth 2008
ESG - Greatest Independent Hits
  • Drop Yo Top

ESG - Greatest Independent Hits

E1 Music 2009
Lil C - Best Of Lil C
  • Maan!!

Lil C - Best Of Lil C

Brickmade Entertainment 2013