RG360: Greetings Bradda Biggs! Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed by Reggae Gospel 360, for those new to your ministry please introduce yourself.
BB: First I want to thank you for this interview opportunity, and I want to thank Great Yahweh, for everything he has done for us all he is worthy to be praised.
My name is Alando Williams but I go by the stage name ”Bradda Biggs”. I was born in Jamaica in a small district called Burnt Savannah, in the parish of St Elizabeth. I then moved to Central Florida of the United States of America, where I am now settled and married.
RG360:- How did you decide on your artist name?
BB: I use to be up in the Dancehall Music doing slack and nasty songs so my name back then was ”Roy Bigga”. So after being converted to Christianity. I changed my name to ”Bradda Biggs”. The “Bradda” stands for brother in Christ and the “Biggs” stand for big things in Christ.
RG360:- When and how did your musical journey begin?
BB: My musical journey began at a tender age growing up in Jamaica, my father had a Sound System which would play all day and night in our home. From then I fell in love with Reggae/Dancehall music. I use to sing in my community on local sound systems, and in all my school years. But fast forward to now it was in 2012, I recorded my first song professionally and from then I haven’t looked back.
RG360: How did you become a Christian?
BB: I had no intention of becoming a Christian, my mind was far away from Christianity. In fact I was focusing on the Dancehall lifestyle, and how I could get famous. Looking up to artists like Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Tanya Stephens, Vybz Kartel, just to name a few.
My life took a turn for the worse around two months after I left High School, my grandmother died which was my father’s mother. It was a low point in my life because I loved my grandmother so much. She was also a believer who instilled a lot of biblical principles in all of her grandchildren.
I remember after she was laid to rest two weeks later, I found myself praying when I did not know how to pray and about a week later, a cousin of mine invited me to his Church Crusade. And I went just because I wanted him to feel happy. But God had a different plan for my life. At the crusade the preacher was preaching on repentance and salvation, and after everything was said and done, a young man who was a prayer warrior came up to me and said, do you want to be baptized and I couldn’t say no I said yes.
I got baptized on the 10th December 2010, I cannot forget that day and from that day on, I never turn back thanks be to God.
RG360:- What does the creative process look like for you?
BB: My writing style is a unique one which comes naturally because all of my songs is inspired from the Bible. Also life experiences, meditation, and everyday living in this life has a believer in Christ Jesus of Nazareth.
RG360:- Your new EP “Activation for Service” was released on the 25th May 2019. What is the main message behind the EP?
BB: My youth Pastor was teaching on being Activated for God, and during that time I was working on the Ep project, and I didn’t have a title for my Ep as yet.
So when I went back to the studio to finish up the project, right there and then the inspiration came naturally. I then decided the title would be “Activation for Service”. The main Message behind the ep is being activated to do Gods work, because if we’re not being activated, you cannot be used and that’s how it came about.
RG360: What encouragement would you give to aspiring gospel artists?
BB: Basically right now I would tell any artist, who desires to enter the gospel music industry, is that you have to have a plan and a vision and to know what mission you’re about. Look to Yahweh for guidance, substance, understanding and wisdom. And also you have to be yourself and love people, because the kingdom of God is about people. And making sure to be honest and passionate about everything you do, and remember faith without works is dead!
RG360: Are there any Gospel Artists who are an inspiration to you? And if the opportunity came up to collaborate with an artist, who would you like to work with?
BB: Oh yes I look up to a lot of gospel reggae artists across the board such as Papa San, Lieutenant Stitchie, Wayne Studdart, Sista Sasha, Marion Hall, Grace Thrillers, Dj Nicholas, Prodigal Son, Carlene Davis, George Banton, Glen Graham, Positive, MontyG, Judith Gayle, and so much more.
I would love to collaborate with Papa San, because I’ve been watching him for over 18 years now, he’s truly an inspiration. I would love to collaborate with everyone I previously mentioned also, they all have great ministries.
RG360:-Where can your supporters purchase your new EP, and also keep up to date with your music?
BB: Supporters can get my music on the Digital Platforms. Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, iHeartRadio, Deezer, Napster.
Everyone can keep up to date with me on social media
Inspiration behind the song
The inspiration came about while listening to a old hymn titled Dance Like David Dance.
Which lead me to (2 Samuel 6:14-22) which speaks of King David retrieving the Ark of the Covenant and the Bible expresses he took off his kingly garments and David was dancing with joy with the people of Israel.
So I put a twist on it where I remember when I first got saved, and the spirit of the Lord came into my heart. I could not stop dancing, and I will never forget that night. It was a night of joy and rejoicing, because I never felt like that before in my life, so the song title speaks for itself. ⠀⠀
Dancing is a powerful thing I would encourage anyone to dance as much as you can!