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The story of Big Hen resilience, determination, & unwavering passion. From humble beginnings in Mississippi to his rise to prominence on the national stage from Baton Rouge with Supa Unit Savage Life



Originating from the serene city of Natchez, Mississippi, Henry L. McKnight Jr., known as Big Hen, emerged as a trailblazer in the music industry. His leadership roles at Big Bank Records and Hen House Productions cemented his influence within the industry. With a keen eye for talent and a deep understanding of the music business, Big Hen's journey began with a desire to make a mark on the world through his artistry. Big Hen's passion for music production flourished.



Influenced by legendary artists such as 8Ball & MJG, UGK, Biggie, 2PAC, Outkast, and Master P, he honed his craft and laid the groundwork for his future success. Immerse in the rich musical heritage of the South, Big Hen drew inspiration from the sounds and stories of his surroundings, infusing his music with authenticity and depth. He’s was passionate and steadfast to refine his skills and pursue his dreams with determination and purpose. It was during this formative period that Big Hen began to envision a future where his music would transcend boundaries and resonate with audiences around the world.



His roots in Mississippi provided the foundation

for his musical journey, instilling in him a sense of authenticity and perseverance that would shape his career. As he navigated the complexities of the industry, Big Hen remained true to his Southern roots while embracing the global influences that shaped his sound. With the release of a series of mixtapes in Mississippi. These mixtapes catapulted him into the limelight, establishing him as a prominent figure in the underground music scene.


As Big Hen's reputation grew, so did his influence within the music industry ultimately moving him to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His unique blend of Southern flair and global inspiration captured the attention of fans and critics alike, earning him accolades and recognition on a national scale. With each new release, Big Hen continued to push the boundaries of his artistry, experimenting with different sounds and styles while staying true to his roots. His versatility and adaptability set him apart as a true innovator in the ever-evolving landscape of hip-hop, solidifying his place among the genre's elite.



To add the icing on the cake Big Hen has collaborated with Derrick 4 Real from Supa Unit Savage Life. This partnership marked the beginning of a new chapter in his musical journey. Together, they combined their talents and expertise to create music that resonated with audiences on a profound level, capturing the essence of Southern culture while pushing the boundaries of the genre. Through their collaboration, Big Hen found a kindred spirit who shared his passion for music and his unwavering commitment to excellence. Their synergy sparked a creative renaissance that propelled Big Hen to new heights of success and solidified his status as a true visionary in the world of hip-hop.


Catalyzed by his collaboration with Derrick 4 Real from Supa Unit Savage Life, heralding a new chapter in his musical odyssey, his strategic partnership with Webbie of Savage Life serves as a testament to his burgeoning influence. Providing him with an unparalleled platform to push his most recent hits “Big and Pretty “ and “Kill Switch” to amplify his creative vision and expand his artistic horizons. His journey serves as a poignant reminder that true success transcends mere fame and fortune, embodying the ethos that unwavering dedication and unyielding passion are the stepping stones for realizing one's dreams.




Big Hen's impact extends far beyond the world of music, as he continues to inspire and uplift others through his words and actions. Through his tireless advocacy and philanthropy, he has touched the lives of countless individuals, leaving an indelible mark on the world around him. His commitment to authenticity, integrity, and social responsibility sets him apart as a true leader and role model for aspiring artists and entrepreneurs everywhere. As he continues to evolve and grow as an artist and activist be sure to follow him @bighen601.  Big Hen remains steadfast in his belief that music has the power to change the world for the better.



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