Papa Biggy talks ‘Walk With God’

Foundation reggae singer Courtney ‘Papa Biggy’ Porteous is now enjoying success with his latest single Walk With God. The song seemed to have found a connection with listeners and the singer will tell you that he is not surprised considering the inspiration behind its recording.

Papa Bigg“I was watching the story online about a teenager in Montego Bay who went to the funeral service of a fellow student. On her way home she stopped to get something to eat at the Kentucky Fried Chicken Store On leaving the store she was abducted and killed,” he related on the circumstances surrounding death.

Papa Biggy said when he read about the allegations that her friend could have orchestrated the plot to have her killed the thought ‘walk with God’ popped into his head. Right after that experience he was having a conversation with DJ Mikeylous who informed him he had a song on a Calypso rhythm. He said he expressed curiously in hearing it.

“I immediately fell in love with the riddim and expressed the desire to voice on it with the formalities out the way … Walk With God was a reality,” said Biggy he said adding that it was voiced at his home based studio in Connecticut Mixed at Hi Dawg Studio and mastered by BDlabs in Burlington Massachusetts.

According to Papa Biggy the song is really personal to him as even in his own life he had to ‘Walk With God’ to overcome some of the obstacles that came his way.

“Right now I am in the recovery phase of a foot operation and looking back I can remember the doctor’s prognosis that I would lose one of my legs, but today, look at the miracle that God has brought about,” he shared.

The singer who has voiced many conscious numbers such as Your Dreams, Stop Dem, Consciousness among Others… let loose something that many persons are not yet aware of – he is literally living the words of the song.

“I have had a personal relationship with God all my life . I have been through a lot and have made many mistakes. I have been through the pain of not getting the opportunity to tell my son goodbye as his body was fished from the river, I have survived other ups and down, but through all of those experiences God has remained faithful,” he said.

Presently Papa Biggy is now recording tracks to for his upcoming full gospel album, which is yet to be titled.

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