Babygrande Records/ Koch (former)
Brick Records (current)
Gang Starr Foundation, Ed O.G., Sean Price, M.O.P., Blaq Poet, Spinz,
Omega Red, M-Dot, Termanology, Avrex
Big Shug (born Cary Guy) is a hip hop artist and actor from Boston,
Massachusetts, and a member of the
Gang Starr Foundation collective.
2 Personal life
5 External links
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Cary spent much of his early life in
Boston's Mattapan area (known locally as "Murdapan"). Growing up,
he forged a friendship with future
Gang Starr MC, Guru. The two
were separated when Shug was imprisoned and Guru moved to New York,
Gang Starr with DJ Premier.
On his release, Shug again hooked up with Guru, joined the Gang Starr
Foundation, and contributed to each of Gang Starr's albums, beginning
Hard to Earn
Hard to Earn in 1994 (on "F.A.L.A."). He also appeared on DJ
Krush's "Meiso" in 1995 as well as "The Militia" from 1998's Moment of
Truth, and contributed to Guru's "Jazzmatazz" albums.
During the 1990s, Shug recorded a few 12-inch singles produced by DJ
Premier for Payday and Chrysalis, but his first proper solo album,
Who's Hard was not released until 2005 and half of the songs were
handled by DJ Premier.
He signed to New York's Babygrande in 2007, and released his second
album, Streetchamp. The album was produced by
MoSS and DJ Premier
and features guest appearances from
DJ Premier and Sean Price.
A third solo album, Otherside of the Game, was released in November
2008, and features DJ Premier, Bumpy Knuckles, Billy Danze of M.O.P.,
Termanology, Blaq Poet, and Singapore Kane. He performed at the 2009
Boston hemp fest.
He is featured on the single "Tap Out", which appears on
DJ Jean Maron's 2010 album Run MPC. The video of "tap out" was
directed by Steven TAPIA. In 2010 he also collaborated with (artist)
Aztech and (producer) Reel Drama on their album Hybrid Genetics. In
2010 he collaborated with west coast hip hop artist Spinz  on a
song called "Round Tha World" that was recorded while touring Europe.
In 2012 he worked again with Dj Jean Maron for the release of the
official remix of "Heavy" a posse cut with M-Dot,Benefit & B.A.M
(M.O.P/Lil Fame's cousin).
In 2013 Guy appeared in two movies. In the HBO movie "Clear History,"
he was door security for the band Chicago. In "The Heat," starring
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, he was "Tough Guy #2." He also
appeared in Boston-based films "The Town", and "Black Mass".
He currently resides in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Big Shug released his most recent studio album "Triple OGzus" in March
2015. Shug's upcoming project is entitled "The Living Room Project"
according to his Instagram page.
In 2012 and 2014,
Big Shug led his Braintree Youth Basketball to two
championships. In 2013, he was defeated in the semi-final which led
him to saying "Damn, these kids sign up to hoop, but they can't hoop.
They damn bad." This caused an uproar from parents of players in the
Braintree Youth Basketball organization. The BYB committee later
handed him a two-game suspension which was appealed. After a local
court session, the suspension was overturned due to Shug's right to
the first amendment. This led to Shug being "pissed off". This made
him go into the 2013-14 season on fire. He coached his team led by his
son, Trumayne "The Big Dawg" Guy to a second championship in three
years. Due to his tremendous season, Shug was awarded "BYB Coach of
the Year". In his winning speech, he said "What I said last year was
totally disrespectful to all players trying to get better at
basketball, a game I love. I'm not apologizing fam' because it was my
freedom of speech to say that but I'm happy that I was able to win
this year and help make a group of good basketball players, great."
Never Say Die: The Pre-Album (2005)
Who's Hard? (2005)
Street Champ (2007)
Otherside of the Game (2008)
I.M. 4-EVA (2012)
Triple OGzus (2015) 
The Living Room Project (2018)
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Shug", Jive Magazine
Gang Starr Foundation
Jeru the Damaja
Gang Starr albums
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Step In the Arena
Hard to Earn
Moment of Truth
Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr
Mass Appeal: the Best of Gang Starr
DJ Premier production discography