Big Wiz

Big Wiz, aka Nic Swisher, was born and raised in South Side Mpls. He has lived in MN all his life. He's been a Hip Hop student since the 80's. Wiz, as his good friends call, him started free style'n in the basement with Lyrical Productions and linked up with SP Styles in the late 90's, when he had just begun writing, recording and performing. Around 2000 he formed a group with life-long friend Tony Bones. He released his solo album, Words of Wizdom, to much fanfare in the first quarter 2009.

In 2002 he formed Long Doe Records, LLC. Together they built a strong presence in our local music scene and are ever expanding. Since starting they have independently produced 9 full length albums, 15 music videos, had features in magazine like WWS & 4Seen, done a number of local radio appearances , opened for a plethora of major artists, and peformed many major artist song features. They have secured a large arsenal under their belt working with the best producers, engineers, graphic artists, directors, photographers, club owners, the list goes on... all on an independent level.

He has seen a few accolades in his time on the scene: Big Wiz & Tony Bones received the best white rapper award in the First Annual Twin City Hip hop awards (2008). He was nominated for best album in the second annual Twin City Hip Hop Awards (2009), He received the 'Minneapolis Mayor' award in the 3rd Annual Twin City Hip Hop Awards (2010). A big photo shoot of the local Hip Hop legends will be featured permanently in the Minneapolis Art Institute. He has worked with names like Triple Seis of Terror Squad fame, a number of the Chicago legends like Twista, Do Or Die, Grammy award winning R&B singer Johnny P., Psychodrama, Devin the Dude, platinum selling artist Bizzy Bone and many more.

Past Shows


Aug
12
th
2019
7th St Entry
Aug
12
th
2019
7th St Entry

K.P.L.S

with BABY SHEL, Pilot Jonny, PETER STONE and more!
Jan
31
st
2018
7th St Entry
Jan
31
st
2018
7th St Entry

Beyoncé vs Rihanna Dance Party

with DJ AIRMAN HEAT and Big Wiz
Nov
29
th
2017
7th St Entry
Nov
29
th
2017
7th St Entry

Sti-Lo Reel, Ced Linus, Louie P and more!

with Lyric Marid, DJ TEK and LONG DOE BALANCE
Jan
10
th
2017
7th St Entry
Feb
17
th
2014
7th St Entry
Feb
17
th
2014
7th St Entry

Sti-Lo Reel

with Ced Linus, Big Wiz, BdotCroc and more!
Sep
7
th
2013
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
7
th
2013
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Run The Jewels, Evidence, Fashawn and more!
Jul
2
nd
2013
7th St Entry
Jul
2
nd
2013
7th St Entry

Rez Rap

REZ RAP RECORDS EP Release Show featuring REZ RAP
with MIKE THE MARTYR, Big Wiz, FREEZ and more!
Feb
8
th
2013
7th St Entry
Feb
8
th
2013
7th St Entry

DJ D.Mil and Absent

SP Style presents DJ D. MIL & ABSENT #DNA CD Release Party
with CHRIS KELLY LIVE, LONG DOE BALANCE, Big Wiz and more!
Jan
13
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jan
13
th
2013
7th St Entry

AQUAFRESH and LONG DOE BALANCE

with DJ RAWSKILLZ, Greg Grease, Rez Rap and more!
Aug
29
th
2012
7th St Entry
Aug
29
th
2012
7th St Entry

Sti-Lo Reel

with Kison, DJ TEK, Metasota and more!
Jul
5
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jul
5
th
2012
7th St Entry

SIPPIZONE, SKOOLBOY ENT, TRAVLA and more!

with DJ RAWSKILLZ, DJ GRIZZLEY and Big Wiz
Sep
28
th
2011
Varsity Theater
Sep
28
th
2011
Varsity Theater

Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Maria Isa and more!

with Dan Speak, dj stage one, Kool Akiem and more!
Jan
28
th
2010
7th St Entry
Jan
28
th
2010
7th St Entry

Morocco

with MIKE THE MARTYR, Tony Bones, Big Wiz and more!

More Shows

Dec
17
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Storyhill

Sep
20
th
Fine Line
Sep
16
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Ginger Root

with King Pari
Aug
27
th
7th St Entry

Early Eyes, EVV, DNM, and Products