A Boston emcee down with the Gang Starr Foundation, Big Shug has been steadilly building his rep through high-quality singles and guest appearances. He scored an underground hit in 1996 with "Crush," and has since thrown down on albums by Gang Starr, Jazzmatazz, DJ Krush, and Baldhead Slick & Da Click. For some choice Shug action, check out "The Militia" with Gang Starr and Freddie Foxxx, and "Rollin' Dolo" with Ed O.G. and Krumbsnatcha. In the summer of 2005, Big Shug released his long-awaited solo debut Who's Hard?, an excellent LP with production from DJ Premier and Alchemist.