James "Big Lo" Lopez is a Spanish-American emcee and producer now residing in Pensacola, FL. Big Lo is primarily known for his hardcore lyricism and sample-heavy boom-bap production that is reminiscent of mid 90s acts such as Wu-Tang Clan and Boot Camp Clik. However, Lo's high energy stage show coupled with strong wit and contemporary references makes his sound eagerly accepted by all audiences.
Although Big Lo has been releasing music and performing live for over a decade now, 2012 and 2013 have earned him the buzz he has today. Just in that short time Lo has had the opportunity to open up for Geto Boys, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Slum Village, Rapper Big Pooh, Mobb Deep, Curren$y, Lil Kim, and Nappy Roots as well as playing the Vans Warped Tour in Orlando, Fl. Additionally, he toured the East Coast twice, including stops in Tallahassee, Pensacola, Mobile, Panama City, Gainesville, Baltimore, Richmond, Nashville, Charlotte, Savannah, Washington DC, Trenton, Hartford, New Bedford, Manchester, and Portland.
2013 also saw the release of Big Lo's most successful independent album, "Magnum Opiates". "Magnum Opiates" received a plethora of praise from a number of Hip Hop pundits and bloggers including HipHopHotSpot.com, Skope Magazine, Take Cover and Shoot, Grip Squad, Act Live Music, Streets Connect, OK Tho, Urban Vault (UK), Hiphopnometry, Middle Tennessee Music and more. Rap Con Queso went so far as comparing "Magnum Opiates" to Raekwon's legendary "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx".
Big Lo has also released a number of videos via YouTube which have earned him over 44k views (at the time of this writing), has notable collaborations with Vast Aire, Tonedeff, Beretta 9 of Killarmy and J. Sands of Lone Catalysts, and formerly hosted a weekly Hip Hop radio show entitled "The Chop" that airs on WMOB Radio via WMOBRadio.com and iTunes Radio.