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He was jailed for setting a restaurant in Maryland on fire…how music saved rapper Biggfee from depression

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Langford Fiifi Quarpong, known by his stage name Biggfee is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and a record executive, who specialises in the art of hip hop.
He was born in Cape Coast but started his music career in the United States of America. In America, he bonded with great rap stars like Fat Joe of Terror Squad and had his own circle of musicians in New Jersey called Bluebird Music Group.

He suffered through Great Depression which urged him strongly to write down an album of 24 tracks (Riches In My Dreams) while he was hospitalised at Clifton T Perkins in Maryland. Jail records in the states stripped him of his profession as a building Consultant because he was depressed and set a MacDonald’s restaurant in Maryland on fire.

Out of the 24 tracks he has visuals out for one track titled ‘Brazil’.

The video for ‘Brazil’ is directed by Bliss Gordon Drums, a Tema-based creative director and sound engineer.

Music helps him fight depression and to him that is his success story. Telling the story of his depression Biggfee says:

“From jail I was taken to Clifton T Perkins Psychiatric Hospital in Maryland for treatment because I was still suffering from Great Depression and all charges against me were dropped in the law court. My depression began as a result of a confession from my ex girlfriend that she was married and still pregnant for me but refused to let the secret out. I had to think deep into it while I smoked a lot of weed to ease my thoughts. Little did I know it was gonna lead me into serious depression”

“So this is why I went into depression and once in a while I do feel the effect but music releases the pain when am in the booth. I’m stuck in a separate world with my blood so I wrote another song titled ‘Just Like Daddy’ featuring Chymny Crane.

“All my music tells the truth and a story. I was never deported from America after the incident but the judge asked me to come to Ghana to join my family if that would aid in me not getting depressed again”

There is almost no trace of his criminal records on the internet apart from an entry made on JailAlert.com  on November 14, 2015.

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