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Big Shug: I.M. 4 E-VA

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His name says it all; standing at well over six feet tall and with the intimidating muscular build of a linebacker, Big Shug's physical presence alone is enough to command attention. His voice, a hoarse rumble effective for delivering both fearsome threats or smooth crooning as his alter-ego Shugie Diamonds, is one of rap's most instantly recognizable. As both a solo artist and founding member of Gang Starr, his name has consistently shown up in album credits alongside hip-hop's elite for over 20 years.

But despite that, Shug has never courted the spotlight. As countless other rappers, and even Gang Starr themselves, fell by the wayside, he has persevered through fans' evolving tastes and a changing record industry by staying true to the ideals - integrity, respect for the streets and love of music - that have fueled his career. Nowhere is that more apparent than on I.M. 4-EVA.

Stitching together the various parts of his career into one, this album, true to its title, is a comprehensive look at who Big Shug is, where he came from and where he is going. With his bruising flow over classic DJ Premier produced cuts bringing back nostalgic 90s memories, he pays tribute to the fans who have stuck with him since the beginning. I.M. 4-Eva - Shug's fourth solo album and his first since 2008's Other Side of the Game - marks the next chapter in his ongoing maturation as an artist. The album reunites Shug with old friends like M.O.P., Fat Joe and Premier, while also connecting with a new generation of hip-hop fans via collaborations with Reks, Termanology, Singapore Kane and Slaine.

In addition to the 17 all new studio cuts Brick Records has presented a timeless package; a hard back, 36 page book chronicling the true history of Gang Starr as told by Big Shug, plus anecdotes from his 20+ year career, rare never before seen vintage photos and more. Through his words and his music, Big Shug truly shows here why he is 4-EVA.

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1. Still Here
Producer: Kidd Called Quest (aka Jay Quest)
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2. Hardbody
featuring Fat Joe; M.O.P. (Lil' Fame + Billy Danze)
Producer: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
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3. Spit Six
Producer: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
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4. For The Real
featuring Termanology; Slaine (of La Coka Nostra); Singapore Kane; Reks
Producer: Fizzy Womack (aka Lil' Fame of M.O.P.)
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5. Blue Collar
Producer: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
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6. Ass Mouth (Skit)
7. I.M. 4-Eva
featuring Singapore Kane
Producer: Purpose (of Tragic Allies)
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8. Big Fly Homie
Producer: Kidd Called Quest (aka Jay Quest)
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9. No More
featuring Trumayne
Producer: Kidd Called Quest (aka Jay Quest)
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10. War In The Club
Producer: Lee Bannon
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11. We Miss You
Producer: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
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12. My Kids
Producer: Kidd Called Quest (aka Jay Quest)
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13. I'll Be Here
Producer: Kidd Called Quest (aka Jay Quest)
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14. Sixteen Go
Producer: Kidd Called Quest (aka Jay Quest)
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15. New Era
Producer: Kidd Called Quest (aka Jay Quest)
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16. True Love
Producer: Reel Drama
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17. Basically
Producer: Fizzy Womack (aka Lil' Fame of M.O.P.)
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Total Comments: 35
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/29/2014 5:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: Good to hear Big Shug still putting in work, this not his best cd but it's better than anything you gone hear on the radio!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/22/2013 12:17:00 PM; Partial IP: .250.51.14)
Location: here
Comment: Big Shug 2005 Who's Hard best big sgug album
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/15/2012 2:50:00 AM; Partial IP: .112.52.52)
Location: sweden
Comment: dope album, hope it drop on vinyl to.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/28/2012 8:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 82.134.168)
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Comment: Alot of fillers, last album was alot stronger. 3 stars for the material but I gotta add one for the fact he threw in the book without raising the price.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2012 4:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 66.138.151)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: 4 stars for Big Shug's effort
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/10/2012 10:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.50.108)
Location: yaaa
Comment: 2 stars for the effort
Name: (Posted: 8/6/2012 7:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 78.206.251)
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Comment: Now this is how you make buying a physical copy interesting.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/27/2012 12:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 70.141.124)
Location: desk chair
Comment: If you give this 5 stars you have low standards.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/27/2012 3:37:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: the Crates
Comment: Sayin' Big Shug is loosely affiliated is like sayin' Group Home is loosely affiliated. Shame on yourself and knowledge of Hip-Hop and the legends.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/26/2012 10:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 185.90.186)
Location: UNIVERSE
Name: (Posted: 7/25/2012 1:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 31.104.164)
Location: here
Comment: lol @ mihau... you have no fucking idea what you are talking about... I would hardly call Big Shug "loosely affiliated"
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/20/2012 11:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 81.229.238)
Location: Worcester MA, USA
Comment: Big Shug kills it on this album. He represents everything the underground stands for and through his lyrics he keeps it real by challanging main stream rappers and explaining the difference between him and them. The production is legit. Every song is different. The features are great. Slaines verse is rediculous. The song Spit six sucks. My favorite songs are Still Here, Hard Body, Blue Collar, I'M 4EVA, and We Miss You. He reps Gangstarr to the fullest. GREAT ALBUM
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2012 9:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 34.160.119)
Location: here, there, everywhere
Comment: lol @ the sticker... "true story of gang starr of some loosley affiliated guy"? ...the fuck?! poor guru is rotaing constantly in his grave
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2012 8:16:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.123.36)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: The album is pretty decent!. Props to Big Shug!.
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2012 5:55:00 AM; Partial IP: .116.73.22)
Location: Norway
Comment: cant wait, be on the look out for Kidd Called Quest aka Jay Quest, he got crazy beats!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2012 1:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 82.210.237)
Location: Iscarcsa
Comment: I see there some haters on here becauses of the Gang Star feud! Besides that this album IS HOT! Its a must buy and it dont get no realer than this!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/17/2012 11:32:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Planet Earth
Comment: Big Shug is Dope!
Name: (Posted: 7/17/2012 3:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 46.162.200)
Location: world wide
Comment: dude sucks donkey dick, premo need to stop working with these wack ass dudes, gang starr 4 eva, but shug play your position, and stay off da mic.
Name: (Posted: 7/13/2012 10:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 134.169.67)
Location: here, there and everywhere
Comment: it's so sad - they keep dancing on Guru's grave.
Name: (Posted: 7/4/2012 4:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .160.92.12)
Location: norfolk,va
Comment: big fly homie could lose the hook and we got a hit! shit these days with even a hint of what is on the radio these days I don't want to listen to 1 second of that shit. the roll snap drop crack snares they use, and the slowed pitch hooks is just make you sick music. please rest of album dont be like big fly homie
Name: (Posted: 6/28/2012 2:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.137.142)
Location: OK
Comment: i have listen cuts of every track, I have expecting much more, just decent album. the first album of shug is still the best
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2012 11:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 37.105.113)
Location: ornge county
Comment: big shug!!!!
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2012 10:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 12.233.250)
Location: Mayhem
Comment: Based off the only song posted "Big Fly Homie" I'm not impressed at all....and dude looks like his name should be "Mc Uncle Granpa"
Name: (Posted: 6/9/2012 8:01:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: son
Comment: Shug is dope and this should be really good. Looking forward to copping this.
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2012 12:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.219.194)
Location: All City
Comment: Sticker Lists Premier's name first - I heard he did half of it which alone means it's an automatic cop - Shug is who he is, personally I like his style - very old school and straight up - that Fat Joe (if we get vintage Joey Crack) and MOP over Preemo could be CLASSIC ISH - once again on BRICK!!! them and Mellow Music only two indie labels doing consistent good rap
Name: (Posted: 6/2/2012 5:49:00 PM; Partial IP: .205.68.34)
Location: buffalo ny
Comment: its good to see shug still doing his thing and its also good to see that he's letting kidd called quest do work with his def one of the most hard working up coming producers.
Name: (Posted: 5/31/2012 6:14:00 AM; Partial IP: .126.46.81)
Location: flainata
Comment: The Big Fly homie track is dope! Big Shug keeps it real! I hope Premier drops a beat or two in the album too.
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2012 8:20:00 PM; Partial IP: .3.110.234)
Location: NYC
Comment: Shug has heart and respect for real hip hop and that enough will make this dope
Name: (Posted: 5/25/2012 11:30:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Southern California
Comment: Big Shug is always dope, if you don't believe me then listen to "The Jig Is Up". Gang Starr Foundation is the illest. Peace.
Name: (Posted: 5/22/2012 11:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.254.16)
Location: Toronto
Comment: Original Gang Starr member, so remember...Big Shug 4eva baby!!!
Name: (Posted: 5/21/2012 5:11:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Boston Mass
Comment: I actually Met Big Shug in Boston about year ago. Very Educated Broter who Rep's Hip-Hop the Correct way. Has amazing flow! And some serious thought about the curren state of Hip-Hip music. I am looking forward this CD indeed. Gang Starr 4Ever
Name: (Posted: 5/17/2012 8:05:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Planet Earth
Comment: Big Shug is a dope emcee. I hope this album is hard and disses wack rap.
Name: (Posted: 5/17/2012 6:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 50.191.161)
Location: Itali
Comment: Im sure is a dope dope album, Shug is consistent and serious mc
Name: (Posted: 5/16/2012 3:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 04.155.252)
Location: So Paulo, Brazil
Comment: Although Im not a Big Shug fan, the book seems interesting...
Name: (Posted: 5/16/2012 7:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.146.180)
Location: LA
Comment: this will be dopeee
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