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Cleveland is constantly setting the precedent for a hustler’s ambition manifested into tangible results. Big Stove is a college student, radio personality, and Island Def Jam’s latest recruit.

apitalizing off his position as a well-known student at Kent State University, his single “School Boy Fresh” made it all possible. He has a digital distribution deal, and sat down with the Word Eye Heard to discuss future plans.

On combining radio and rapping:

I looked up some stuff on Ludacris and he started in radio and he became a rap icon. But if music comes first, I’m gonna do music and do radio on the side.

On deal with Island Def Jam:

Everybody says ‘Stove you not gone make it, you not good enough, your gimmick is wack. But whatever. I’m up here; where you at? You’re not, so…thank you.

It’s basically promoting my music exclusively for the next 3 months. He ships me out to 20 different major labels, 339 indie labels, 80 tv networks, and 239 radio stations, including Sirius. It took him 2 days, and I was on Sirius radio.

Then he just text’d me and told me a filmmaker wants to use my music in one of their movies. What?!? Are you serious?!?

On love for fellow Cleveland artists:

The one show I did do with MGK, he told me that my set was better than his. I had to fucks with MGK, because he was [from] the heart. Chip [the Ripper], Ray Cash, Bone…Avant, the list goes on. It’s a lot of stardom in Cleveland.

On future plans:

In 5 years, I see myself in New York chillin’ with Charlamagne the God and getting talked about. Also on the top of the billboard charts.

Check out the full interview below:

You can keep up with Big Stove on Twitter and Facebook.

I’m lilD, and that’s the Word Eye Heard. Maybe one day, someone’s goal will be chilling with lilD and getting talked about….?

via TheWordEyeHeard

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