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Hartford, Connecticut, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Hartford, Connecticut, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Hip Hop Indie




"Hartford Advocate"

Big Stat ( —No one in Connecticut's hip-hop scene works with bigger names than Big Stat. He recently completed a tour with legends Method Man and Redman and his latest mix CD, Don't Quit Your Day Job, is hosted by Redman as well. - Adam Bernard 09/08/2009

"Fairfield weekly - Fork in the Road"

“It wasn’t just a decision I made overnight,” Big Stat says of going solo. “It was difficult, but down in my heart I knew it was the right decision for myself.” - Adam Bernard 01/22/09


Gary “Big Stat” Monteleone is only 25 and has already proven himself as a rising artist in the music industry.

He’s has been featured in national magazines, has had major radio airplay and even toured with Method Man and Redman - Jenna Hagist 10/13/2009

"Non-hip-hop influence: Red Hot Chili Peppers"

Non-hip-hop influence: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Why he's a fan: "They're honest with their lyrics, whether they're talking about drug addictions or whatever. I also pay attention to their melodies and the way they construct their songs. - Adam Bernard The Fairfield County Weekly 01/28/2010

"BlendTapes: Big Stat “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”"

On Don’t Quit Your Day Job the Connecticut emcee bears his life and thoughts for his listeners to take in, the good the bad and all points in-between. Showing a sincere passion and drive that many artist spend countless hours trying to manufacture - C. Blak 01/01/2010

"KRSOne Exclusive freestyle cosigning Bigstat @The Rock The Bells, Boston MA"

"Wait a minute, Back to the real, this is the real Got my man Pete Rock on the wheels of steel, hold up the card, this is that is not rap, this is Bigstat and I'm out like that" - KRSOne

"Rakim Backstage @ Toad's Place, New Haven, CT"

"He got the new thing out...Make sure you go copp
Support real HipHop" - The God Rakim

"Redman cosigning his homie Bigstat @ Red n Mef's Tour Bus"

"This is the shit right here...Don't Quit Your Day Job baby, the mixtapoe right here! plus my dude is on the road with us , so you know he gots to get it in, You gots to get it in...Get this motherf*cking hot CD" - Redman

"Comic Central's Own Ralphie May @Hartford Funny Bone"

"Don't Quit Your Day Job" is a GREAT CD
Fucking good ass music " - Ralphie May

"WuTang's Ghostface Killah Chilling with BigStat"

"This is Tony Starks check it out I got my man Bigstat right here, You heard...Don't Quit Your Day Job is the new mixtape hosted by Redman. It's my WORD" - WuTang's Own GhostFace Killah

"SlaughterHouse's Crooked I Backstage @Toad's Place, New Haven, CT"

"Yo...You know the procedure, Bigstat (Nah mean) Don't Quit Your Day Job (ni**as)hosted by motherf*cking Redman my dude from Jersey...It's the mixtape for the Streets" - West Coast Rapper and 1/4 of Slaughter House Crooked I

"Trife Almighty backstage Higher Ground, Burlington, VT"

"No one other than Trife Diesel New York's bad bum - I'm f*cking with my man Bigstat" - TrifeAlmighty

"Comedy Central's and Chelsea Lately Own Jo Koy"

"Whem traveling across the country I put one CD in and that's my boy Bigstat - Don't Quit Your Day Job hosted by Redman- Are you serious? Put that s*it in again" - Jo Koy


BigStat featuring Jordan Meyer - "PAIN"

BigStat featuring Kill The Alarm - "AGAINST THE GRAIN"

BigStat  featuring Toussaint - "ROCKET FUEL"

BigStat featuring Dion Primo - "DREAM KILLER"




Gary Monteleone (born April 25, 1984), better known by his stage name BigStat, is an

American hip hop artist,record producer, and studio engineer.  In 2008 BigStat went on a national

tour with Hip Hop artists  Method Man & Redman, Termanology and Rapper Big Pooh from hip

hop group Little Brother. In 2009 he continued to tour with Method Man & Redman and Ghostface

Killah from the Wu Tang Clan. Performing at sold out venues fromBest Buy Theater in Times

Square to House of Blues in Hollywood.

In the summer of 2009 Hip Hop Legend Krs-One did a freestyle  at the Rock the bells festival

introducing BigStat. Shortly after on Labor Day of 2009 BigStat released his debut mixtape titled

Dont Quit Your Dayjob hosted by RedmanBigStat later toured as a special guest

alongside Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch of The Lox in 2010. BigStat later released a video of

behind the scenes tour footage over a song titled Dreamkiller featuring Dion Primo.

In 2011 BigStat released his first official single titled Pain; a heartfelt song going into detail about

the murder of his mother. The song debuted on Hartford's radio station Hot 93.7 Wzmx. The

Music Video Debuted on 50 Cent'sThisis50 website, and Later that day BigStat performed Pain live

on Fox 61 News to raise awareness about Domestic Violence. Later that year BigStat performed

several shows alongside Eminem's newest supergroupSlaughterhouse.  BigStat Ended the year off

performing in the Hot 93.7 Jingle Jam Cypher alongside Drake and Wiz Khalifa in front of 20,000

fans at the XL Center in Hartford CT.

     In 2012 BigStat gained national attention freestyling live with The Roots on the Late night with

Jimmy Fallon Show.  While performing he gained the attention of Regis Philbin gaining BigStat

several shout outs from Regis during his interview.  In April of 2012 BigStat released the viral 2am

Marriot Cypher with Method Man. The video gained 250,000 views in a week across the internet

and was featured on sites such as hiphopdx,worldstarhiphop, rapradar, and defsounds. BigStat is

Currently working on his first Solo album titled Heart of a Lion the release date is TBA.

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