Tyrone Lindo is a well-known English grime MC who is well-known for his YouTube videos and musical endeavors. His grime career formally began with the founding of the group N*double*A, and he is better known by his stage moniker Big Narstie. He’s been a lot more successful since he’s gone solo. His professional career began when he obtained a contract with Dice Records, which allowed him to work with Coldplay on successful projects. That partnership resulted in the song ‘Brushman,’ which turned out to be Narstie’s first attempt at receiving a large response from the public and went on to win RWD magazine’s ‘Song of the Year’ award. Another factor for his ever-increasing fame was his willingness to collaborate with both emerging and established musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Professor Green, P Money, and JME. Narstie was able to make mixtapes and solo albums later in his career as a result of this, and he became one of the wealthiest English grime artists of the modern era. Apart from music, Big Narstie is known for his immaculate sense of humour, which has landed him roles in sitcoms and films in addition to his internet vines’ success.
Childhood and Adolescence
Big Narstie was born on November 16, 1985, in Lambeth, London, United Kingdom. He was raised in his hometown and attended Stock Well Park High School. He’d always loved music and had a fantastic sense of humour, which made him a popular youngster at school and in his family.
He aspired to join the army as a child and believes that men in uniform are ‘awesome.’ However, his obesity and unwillingness to lose weight prevented him from attempting to join the military, which caused him to become depressed for a short period of time. The turning point in his life came when he noticed the wonderful energy around him while listening to a song called “Pay As You Go” being played in a nightclub, and his fate was sealed.
While working with N-double-A, Big Narstie’s work caught the attention of Career Dice Records, a small indie record company that signed him in 2006. Narstie began earning massive notoriety thanks to his unique talent as a grime rapper after sampling Coldplay there. His songs was played on a variety of mainstream radio stations, which boosted his popularity even further. His song ‘Brushman’ was a huge smash, and RWD magazine named it the’tune of the year.’
Big Narstie then went on to appear on other recordings, including Professor Green’s ‘Before I Die Remix’ and N-‘N Dubz’s Dubz versus NAA,’ which was the most successful hit off their debut album titled ‘Uncle B.’ Narstie went on to release three mix tapes, titled ‘Mind of a Fat Guy,’ ‘Drugs and Chicken,’ and ‘I’m Betta than You.’ The songs on these mixtapes featured musicians such as Giggs, Wretch 32, and Scorcher.
Narstie produced two mix CDs in 2012, ‘Pain Overload’ and ‘Pain is Love,’ the latter of which was made available for free download via SB.TV. Narstie released his debut extended play, ‘#Pain,’ in the same year, and won the Urban Music Award for Best Grime Artist, knocking out Skepta and Dot Rotten, which was quite an accomplishment considering it was his first effort. The EP also debuted at number 5 on the iTunes UK Hip Hop chart, cementing Narstie’s place among the grime MC elite.
Narstie released his second EP, ‘Don’t fuck up the base,’ in 2013, and the launch party was attended by artists such as Flirta D, Mic Righteous, Scrufizzer, Kozzie, and DJs DJ Cameo, Charlie Sloth, and DJ Logan Sama. After his EP ‘Big Narstie’ became the best-selling Grime album of 2013, Narstie began to receive more opportunities to collaborate with bigger musicians.
Narstie has performed at some of Europe’s most prominent events, including The Wireless Festival, A Day In Dam alongside English Frank and Black The Ripper, the Hip Hop Kemp Festival in the Czech Republic, and The Outlook Festival in Croatia. Narstie had a tremendous year in 2013, winning the UMA Best Grime Act Award for the second year in a row.
Along with fellow singer True Tiger, he released another popular EP titled ‘Hello Hi’ at the end of 2013. Narstie was named the 2013 Name of the Year by Noisey, and he went on to’review the year’ for Fact Magazine. Narstie published ‘What’s the Story Brixton Glory pt 2’ in early 2014, in which he covered artists such as Oasis.
Narstie, along with a number of other brilliant musicians, embarked on a UK tour in the Base Defence League Tour at the end of 2014. In 2015, he worked on Craig David’s ‘When the Baseline Drops,’ which went on to peak in the top ten in the UK and was certified gold, demonstrating the song’s success.
Narstie has taken time away from music to appear in sitcoms like ‘Dubplate Drama,’ in which he co-starred with fellow musicians N Dubz and Shystie. Soon, he’ll appear in the hit series ‘Krish and Lee.’ Apart from television, his film credits include ‘Anuvahood’ and ‘London State of Mind,’ as well as the upcoming ‘Rise of Foot Soldier 2’.
Second to his musical endeavors, however, it is the internet video series known as ‘Uncle Pain’ that has gained him considerable recognition. It’s based on the ‘Agony Aunt’ series, and Narstie’s performance has helped ‘Uncle Pain’ become one of the most popular web series in the UK.
Personal Experiences of Big Narstie
The majority of Big Narstie’s private activities are kept hidden. His dating history is mainly unknown, and he has stated that, despite his celebrity, he prefers not to share every little and significant part of his personal life with millions of people. His social media platforms are similarly well-protected.
Estimated Net Worth
Big Narstie is one of the wealthiest rappers and one of the most popular. Big Narstie’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.