Anwan “Big G” Glover burst through the television screen in December 2004 and has been holding the public’s attention ever since. The acclaimed actor, who turned a cameo appearance as “Slim Charles” on HBO’s “The Wire” into a three season deal, has rightfully taken his place as a seasoned entertainer.

Now embarking on his latest musical endeavor, The Transformation, Glover recently held the official listening party for his album, which includes appearances from heavy hitters such as Raheem DeVaughn and Wale. The Transformation, which serves as Big G’s debut as a solo artist, will also feature artists Phil Ade, Da Future, Kyonte, Ms. Kim, and Snoop.

Although Glover cut his acting chops on nationally acclaimed series such as “The Wire” and “Treme,” the performer has been entertaining crowds for over two decades. A long standing member of Backyard Band, a popular go-go group that has enjoyed a great deal of success, Glover was no rookie to the limelight when he got the call to appear in the gritty drama.

A native of Washington Heights, Washington, D.C., Glover has faced his share of opposition on the road to fame. From being shot while performing on stage to his legal troubles in District courts, Glover is living proof that anyone can escape the street life and make a positive impact on youth. Glover can be found every Saturday performing in Washington D.C. at The Scene (2221 Adams Place, N.E.) with his group Backyard Band.

Alexis Taylor

AFRO Staff Writer