Big Narstie

Big Narstie, is a British MC, rapper, author, social media star, TV presenter and songwriter. He is also known for hosting his own chat show, The Big Narstie Show.

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In 2007, Big Narstie signed to independent label, Dice Recordings. His track "Brushman" was also named RWD magazine's "Song of the Year". Sampling Coldplay, it was one of the first grime/indie tracks to be supported by personalities from multiple mainstream radio stations.

Big Narstie has featured on records including Professor Green's "Before I Die Remix" and N-Dubz's "N-Dubz vs N.A.A", from their debut album Uncle B. Big Narstie continued to record and released BIG NARSTIE three other mixtapes: Mind of a Fat Guy, Drugs and Chicken, and I'm Betta Than U, which had guest appearances from Giggs, Scorcher, and Wretch 32.


Big Narstie released his first mix CD of the year in February 2012, called Pain Overload. Shortly after, Pain Is Love was released in July for free download via SB.TV. Big Narstie's first official E.P, #PAIN was released in October and entered at number 5 in the iTunes UK Hip Hop chart and he won the 2012 Urban Music Award (UMAs) for Best Grime Act beating artists like Skepta, Lethal Bizzle and Dot Rotten.

In 2013, Big Narstie released his second EP Don't Fuck Up the Base. The EP Big Narstie was the highest selling grime EP of 2013. He also had a Don't Fuck up the Base EP launch party, which featured music artists, Flirta D, Mic Righteous, Scrufizzer, Kozzie and DJ's, DJ Cameo, Charlie Sloth, DJ Logan Sama.

He performed at a number of festivals across Europe including The Wireless Festival, A Day in Dam with English Frank and Black The Ripper, the Hip Hop Kemp Festival in Czech Republic and The Outlook Festival in Croatia. He also won UMA 2013 Best Grime Act award for the second year in a row. At the end of 2013 he released an EP Hello Hi. with True Tiger. Noisey named Big Narstie as their name of 2013. and he also reviewed the year at Fact magazine.

In 2014, Big Narstie released What's the Story Brixton Glory Part II, where he covered various Britpop classics by artists such as Oasis. He then embarked on the Base Defence League (BDL) Tour around the UK, which had a host of music artists supporting him.

Big Narstie was featured in Craig David's single, "When the Bassline Drops", which was released on 27 November 2015. The song saw commercial success, entering the UK top 10 and being certified Gold. In 2017 he rapped on the Enter Shikari single "Supercharge".

In 2017 he collaborated with Robbie Williams and Atlantic Horns on the song Go Mental.

Channel 4 announced they had commissioned The Big Narstie Show following appearances from him on Gogglebox: Celebrity Special for Stand Up To Cancer and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2017. In 2019 he reappeared in the Big Fat Quiz, this time the Big Fat Quiz Of Everything

The first series of the show features guests including Ed Sheeran, Jonathan Ross, David Schwimmer, David Haye and Keith Lemon having joined hosts Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan.

The programme performed strongly for the network, with The Big Narstie Show rating as one of Channel 4's most popular programmes for young audiences. It was up 94% on the channel's share of 16–24-year-old viewers; up 129% on share for BAME viewers; and up 144% on share for black audiences. A second series has been commissioned.

During 2018 Big Narstie also appeared on Good Morning Britain reading the weather report which went viral. He also appeared on Celebrity Crystal Maze for Stand Up To Cancer, Celebrity Juice, Would I Lie to You? and The Chris Ramsey Show. He also started in the cinema hit The Festival.

Away from music, Big Narstie has featured in the Channel 4 sitcom Dubplate Drama alongside N-Dubz and Shystie. He has also had a guest appearance in the films Anuvahood and London State of Mind. He is set to appear in the series Krish and Lee and the film Rise of the Foot Soldier 2. From 29 June 2018, he hosted The Big Narstie Show.

He has appeared on a number of panel shows including The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2017 in a team with Katherine Ryan and again in 2019, and Would I Lie to You? on David Mitchell's team.

Big Narstie creates YouTube videos including a parody agony aunt style series Uncle Pain.