Artist Spotlight Music Edition : Big Gov

This guy right here has been doing his thing in the music industry for a minute. Detroit’s own Big Gov of Black Guvernment has been making moves for years. Big Gov grew up in Detroit Michigan, where he began to cultivate his love for music, being brought up in
a musical household. His father, Greg Finley was a part of the R&B group “The Five Special”. Who were signed to Elektra Records in the late 70’s. “The Five Special” had a hit single (“Why Leave Us Alone”) which hit #9 on the R&B charts in 1980, the year Gov was born.

At the age of five, Gov had the experience of recording his first song. From that point on, hip-hop has always been a part of his life. His older cousins and one particular mentor were all in rap groups.

Through his adolescence years, Gov would find the challenge of proving his talent. Years later after Gov had several professional studio recordings, they finally took him serious. From that alone, his love for music and his passion to entertain has enabled him to grow into the rap artist, producer, and performer he is today. To help mold his craft, Gov grew up listening to old school music; with the impressions of artist such as Issac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, Rick James, and Prince. He calls those artist’s music “authentic and real music”. I can agree with that view!  Check out more on this artist below.

Gov’s lyrical content goes far beyond the fashionable commercial hype, blending in life’s lessons of growing up with a father in and out of his life, and the harsh realities of a drug addicted mother. His pain is felt through songs like “Don’t take it Personal”; it’s as if Gov is at his moment of clarity in every bar. His motivation connecting with songs such as “Believe”, that was spawned out of the “fall of a dynasty” and his mother’s fight with cancer. Tragically, Gov lost his mother to a battle with cancer in February of 2005. “She told me to use her strength during her battle with cancer as an example, to move forward”; with remembrance of his mother, he uses just that to persevere.

In spite of the adversities, Gov managed to build the strength needed to carry on; beyond just writing and producing his own music. Gov has been able to arrange and produce music for many industry artists such as AZ, the late Proof of D12, Royce Da 5’9, Styles P of the Lox, Mr. Cheeks of the Lost Boys, and a host of Detroit based artists. He has also produced and performed the single “Rags to Riches” that can be heard on the video game “NBA Ballers” for the popular video game conglomerate Midway Games. His production is currently being featured in the background on hit MTV shows such as, “Yo Momma”, “Rob and Big”, and reality TV series “Run’s House”.

Not limiting himself to music, he has also been bitten by the acting bug, with his cinematic debut in the feature film “Envy”. Produced by Desmond Walker, Gov plays the role of “Marcell”, also staring LisaRaye McCoy, Maia Campbell, AZ, and Ray J. In 2012 he also worked with the well-known ex-porn star Pinky. She has decided to make the transition to music, with production help from Big Gov.

His hard work landed him “Hip Hop Titan 2006” and nominations for both Producer and Performer Of The Year at the Detroit Hip Hop Awards. His work has also given him to perform on stage with greats like 8 Ball & MJG. He is not an artist to sleep on!

Big Gov Posing With Former No Limit Artist Mystikal
Legendary Rappers 8ball & MJG and Big Gov
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Big Gov Showing Support For BMF’s Own Big Meech

His new single “You Already Know” is setting the radio speakers on fire! This single is destined to be the one to make Big Gov a household name. This song right here is my new song of the summer! I can hear YG and Ty Dolla $ign on the remix. “You Already Know” is available on .

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Click on the link for to hear Gov’s new single “You Already Know”

His music can be found on

Check out his video for his single “Money Talks”

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