Big Body Bes

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Big Body Bes
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Background information
Birth nameBesnik E. Sadikaj
Born (1983-08-26) August 26, 1983 (age 35)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2011–present
Associated acts

Besnik E. Sadikaj (Albanian pronunciation: [ˈbɛsnik 'sadikaj]; born August 26, 1983),[1] better known by the stage name Big Body Bes is an Albanian-American rapper and TV presenter.[2] He is best known for his association with Action Bronson, who describes Bes as his "Albanian cousin".[3][4] He has been featured on Action Bronson's Mr. Wonderful album, as well as other works including EPs and mixtapes.

Early life[edit]

Bes was born in New York City to Albanian parents of Isaurean extract from southern Albania in Gjirokastra and Berat, he is the youngest of two children, spending his early years near Fordham Road, in The Bronx, and later moved to Lindenwood, Queens around the Spring Creek, Queens area before settling down in East New York, Brooklyn by himself at the age of 16. He began getting into trouble with law enforcement at the age of 11, and he spent time at Spofford Juvenile Center in 1998 before being moved to Tryon Detention Center. He was released after serving 18 months, and he attended Forest Hills High School in Queens for a short period, where he first met Meyhem Lauren, who turned out to be his parole officer's son. Although he insinuates on a regular basis he has done a lot of "dirt" with a screw driver, he has managed to stay out of trouble most of his adult life. He reconnected with Meyhem Lauren a few years later, who introduced Bes to his friend and fellow Albanian-American Action Bronson. Bes is an active Muslim of the Bektashi order. The alias "Big Body" was given to him from a friend due to his massive stature standing at 190.5 cm. In 2010 Bes was arrested in Queens, NY for New York Penal Code Article 140. Body has been known to have lucrative investments with Dominican, Puerto Rican and Colombian drug cartels primarily the Ñeta Organization. In late 2013 Big Body Bes was charged with Grand Larceny in the third degree and was incarcerated in Connecticut at the Osborn Correctional Institute for 106+ days before being bailed out on a 50k bond.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Bes began his music career in 2011 at the age of 27 on Action Bronson's debut album Dr. Lecter with his forte of spoken word with a strong composition of the elements of NYC street life, economic struggle and barbaric humor. Starting in 2014, Bes has been one of the hosts of a TV show called Fuck, That's Delicious. Other hosts include Action Bronson, The Alchemist, and Meyhem Lauren.

Starting in 2016, Bes has also been one of the hosts on a TV show called Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch 'Ancient Aliens'. Other hosts include Action Bronson, Knxwledge, ScHoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, The Creator, Andy Milonakis, Riff Raff, Dirt Nasty, MC Eiht, The Alchemist, Eric André, Too Short, and Melissa Etheridge. In the first episode of the series, Bes declares he doesn't believe in dinosaurs.

Bes can be found all around the NYC region promoting music, television and film production under the aliases Big Body Bes, Big Body Bugatti, and Big Body Bismillah.

Big Body Bes is currently working on his debut album set to be released in the near future titled Body Language.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Body Language (TBA)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Respect the Mustache" 2011 Action Bronson, Statik Selektah Well-Done
"Peruvian Desserts" 2012 Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano Respect the Fly Shit
"Big Body Bes Intro" Action Bronson, The Alchemist Rare Chandeliers
"72 Virgins" 2013 Action Bronson Saaab Stories
"Reloaded" Statik Selektah, Pain In Da Ass, Action Bronson, Termanology, Tony Touch Extended Play
"Watersports" Action Bronson N/A
"Introduction" Action Bronson, Party Supplies Blue Chips 2
"Twin Peugeots" Action Bronson, Party Supplies, Mac Miller
"9.24.13" Action Bronson, Party Supplies
"The Rising" 2015 Action Bronson Mr. Wonderful
"Falconry" Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren
"Badmon Ting" 2016 Meyhem Lauren Piatto D'Oro
"Bonus Round" Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano
"Boomerang" 2017 Jay Worthy, The Alchemist, Polo100 Fantasy Island
"Brother Jedidiah" The Alchemist, Budgie, Action Bronson The Good Book Vol. 2
"Tank" Action Bronson Blue Chips 7000
"Durag vs. Headband"
"Fulton Street Interlude" Harry Fraud The Coast
"Lexus in the Lobby" 2018 Meyhem Lauren, Hologram Glass
"Ring Ring" Action Bronson White Bronco

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
2016–2018 Fuck, That's Delicious
2016 Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens

Videography[edit]

Year Song Title Artist(s)
2015 "Baby Blue" Action Bronson featuring Chance the Rapper
2016 "Badmon Ting" Meyham Lauren featuring Big Body Bes

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.mylife.com/besnik-sadikay/e738363343236
  2. ^ Rob Kenner (21 April 2014). "Don't Call Him a Weed Carrier: Meet Big Body Bes, Action Bronson's Albanian Cousin". Complex. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. ^ Daniel Isenberg (15 November 2012). "Action Bronson Breaks Down His Album "Rare Chandeliers"". Complex. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ Drew Millard (21 May 2014). "Adventure Time With Action Bronson - "Welcome Home Big Body"". Noisey. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Queens Ledger - 104th Precinct Police Blotter". Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  6. ^ "https://www.jud2.ct.gov/crdockets/CaseDetailDisp.aspx?source=Pending&Key=6cdd5167-c467-4b2c-9c8b-0fa689b691b5". jud2.ct.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-19. External link in |title= (help)