Bigg D has been hard at work in 2017. Working tirelessly, Derrick "Bigg D" Baker has been helping longtime collaborator "Lamb" craft his upcoming project release. Lamb & Bigg D are partners in 12th & Collins Entertainment. 2017 has already been a great year for the Duo with Lamb being featured on Missy Elliott's newest single. The Elliott single "I'm Better" has already garnered over 15 Million views on YouTube. The single is a stepping stone for the duo as they hope to transition Lamb's career from that of a successful producer to artist.
12th & Collins Entertainment is controlled by Grammy Award-winning producers Derrick "Bigg D" Baker and Cainon Lamb, known professionally as Bigg D and Lamb, and partner Dhaima Lindo. Bigg D was born in Miami, FL, but grew up in Carol City. Derrick's father was a professional musician and his mother a church pianist. Engulfed with love for music, Bigg D learned to play guitar and toured with BeBe & CeCe Winans and Shirley Caesar in the 1980s. He also always wanted to work as a producer and began producing for rap artists such as G-Shorties. Bigg D scored one of his first major production placements in 2004 with the single "Let's Go" on Trick Daddy's 2004 album "Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets".
In 2005, he landed another major production placement with "Best Rapper Alive," on Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter II" album. Bigg D also produced 13 records on Pretty Ricky's 2005 debut album "Bluestars". The biggest record from that album, "Grind With Me," reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart. Bigg D closed out a successful 2005 campaign by producing "Unpredictable," the lead single from Jaime Foxx's 2005 album. Bigg D has worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Charlie Wilson, and Chris Brown. In 2006 he won "Songwriter of the Year" with Mariah Carey at the 2006 BMI Urban Music Awards.