Big Sammy

Rapper, Big Sammy & Whoduk

Where are we?

We’re in my ’hood. The city of trees, man.

Why did you wake up at 1 p.m. today?

I was in the studio ’til 7:30 this morning, working on my album.

What’s your album called?

Love, Drugs and Gurp: An E True HollyWoodland Story.

What do you look for in a woman?


She has to have eyes?

I don’t like brown eyes.


They’re common. I got brown eyes.

So only blue eyes?

No, they could be contacts, I don’t care. As long as I don’t see the brown, I’m cool. And I know I’m gonna catch a lot of shit from all the brown-eyed girls, but fucking change it up.

Where’s your grill, dude?

It’s getting fixed. I’m putting diamonds in it.

What kind of shit gets stuck in your gold teeth?

You’re not supposed to smoke when your teeth are in, but I do anyway. So I get resin in my teeth. It gets bad. But mainly, it’s just the plaque from your teeth that gets on the inside. One time, I was drunk, I started eating and there was a piece of food in there and I’m like, “What the fuck? How did that get in there?”

What kind of food was it?

I don’t remember. It was gross.

If you lost weight, would you call yourself “Little Sammy?”

Fuck no, I’ll stay big. Nah, you guys will see this summer. I’ll be a different person.

What do you mean?

Me and [DJ] Adrian [G] … [we box] three times a week.

How much did you lose?

Like 47 pounds, so far.

Wow. That’s good. Do you eat healthier now?

No. Well, I’ve been a vegetarian for three years, so it’s not like I eat a bunch of shit.

Oprah or Martha Stewart?

Ha! Martha Stewart, hands down! She’d probably cook me breakfast better than Oprah could in the morning!

What do you do in Sacramento?

Get tattooed … at Whoduk’s house. He does tattoos now. He did my leg. He did my Gurp City one. And I try to go to shows, too, but it’s too political out there.

What do you mean?

There was just a huge misunderstanding like five years ago between me and one of the big groups out there. But everything’s already done with.

What group?

Alumni, [Mahtie] Bush’s group. We’re cool; me and Bush talked about it. Right now, I can say [TPR and Bush] are on the grind right now, and I hope nothing but the best for them, you know?