Big Homie Kodaq is Putting the Culture First By Solomon Hillfleet
All too often, we get social media personalities whose only focus is bringing attention to themselves and their brand. Big Homie Kodaq is the exception to that rule. Ever since he came on the scene in 2020 with his podcast, Big Homie House, he’s made it a goal to bring thought-provoking conversations to the forefront, and he’s always lent his social capital to those who needed it the most.
Working as a radio personality on Hood Rich Radio and the executive producer behind the popular show, Big Facts with DJ Scream, Kodaq stands right in the middle of influence and affluence. Big Homie got his start in radio as a college student at Clark Atlanta University. After seeing one of his friend’s faces plastered on a flyer, Kodaq sought out to earn a name, virtual DJing events on and off-campus.” One of my teammates was on a flyer and I was like, hey I know that guy! I want to be on a flyer. It was a way for me to get my name out there.” After college, Kodaq earned an internship at local radio station V103 alongside legendary DJ Greg Street and later Ryan Cameron. He credits Ryan
Cameron’s tutelage for helping him flourish in the industry. From there, he worked for several companies,
including TMZ and now Revolt.
Big Homie’s House, Kodaq’s brainchild, examines controversial issues in the black community and shines a light on them. Frequently featured on sites like the Shade Room and Neighborhood Talk, his video clips almost always invoke responses on a range of topics from body positivity, dating and money to celebrity gossip. The Big Facts Show, which he serves as an executive producer for, gives listeners an unadulterated look at some of the industry’s beloved street figures in a format that’s relatable and honest. On any day, you can catch interviews from anyone from former mayor Kasim Reed to Inky Johnson and Lil Scrappy. When asked about his vision for the show and his brand, Kodaq compared his hustle and vision to the legendary entrepreneur, Diddy. “The way Diddy built an empire out of nothing is my plan.
My plan for the podcast is way bigger. It all just materialized roughly a year and a half ago, but I’m glad I
was dedicated enough to make this happen. I want to employ people. This is just the beginning.”
When Kodaq isn’t on the air interviewing guests or hosting his own shows, he uses his platform
to help kids. Growing up on the Westside of Atlanta, Kodaq remembers all too well the influence the
streets have on young kids. “After the Trayvon Martin case, I decided I wanted to help kids that are in bad situations and neighborhoods by showing them a different way. I felt like there was a lack of guidance there and I wanted to use my platform to speak to those kids.” As someone who once worked in the schools, he understands all too well the challenges kids face and doesn’t run from his responsibility. “I want to see more of our entertainers giving back. If people look up to you and are invested in you, you should at least come back and give inspiration. They are the influencers for a reason, says Kodaq. But rather than wait for this day to