Adam James Pigott, popularly known as BlaqNmilD is a Grammy-award winning American record producer, songwriter and entrepreneur. Born and raised in the 3rd Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, Pigott has been heavily devoted to creating music since he was a youngster. To satisfy his deep affinity for native New Orleans music, including Jazz, R&B, and the crescent city’s brand of hip hop, he began his journey at John McDonogh High School where he joined the marching band. Not too long after graduating from high school Adam emerged throughout the greater New Orleans as a nightclub promoter and DJ.
Pigott eventually amassed a viable following in the city at a time when it was realized that New Orleans-birthed bounce music, though a regional staple, was a forceful genre and booming business throughout the Gulf Coast. Adam transitioned from locally-lauded DJ to go-to producer and a mixtape aristocrat throughout the Big Easy. While establishing himself as a burgeoning producer, he developed a rapid release mixtape product and distribution system as a platform for aspiring artists, primarily in the music and dance culture space of bounce. Through his BlaqBiggyBlaq mixtape series, he became one of the most influential music creators in the region, helping to shape the careers of Big Freedia, Magnolia Shorty, 5th Ward Weebie, Josephine Johnny, HaSizzle, Partners-N-Crime, Dino BTW, DJ Jimi, Sissy Nobby, Vickeelo, 10th Ward Buck, TT Tucker, and Hotboy Ronald to name a few. He has also produced for the likes of Juvenile, Master P, UTP Skip, and the Soul Rebels.
In 2016 his mixtape classic, “She Rode That D*ck Like A Shoulder”, which features HaSizzle was sampled on Drake’s “Child’s Play” from the “Views” album. In 2018, Adam produced Drake’s global chart toppers, “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What”. In 2019, he produced the Top 20 soundtrack single, “Ride or Die” with Megan Thee Stallion and Vickeelo from the the motion picture, Queen & Slim. On June 20, 2022, hours before Beyoncé released the lead off single, “Break My Soul” from her “Renaissance” album, Adam James Pigott and Big Freedia were among other writers announced as credited on what would become Pigott’s third international hit and Billboard #1 single. In 2023, BlaqNmild won his first Grammy as a writer on Beyonce’s 2022 global hit, “Break My Soul” in the Best Dance Electronic Recording category.
Pioneer, the one-word description often invoked when discussed with NOLA tastemakers and influencers!