By: Starrene Rhett
Baby Boy Da Prince says he is the Prince of the City —
In 2003, his hit single, “The Way I Live,” became a hit in
Hiphopcrack: I was reading that you won Best Rap and Hip-Hop artist at the 19h Annual Big Easy Entertainment Awards, so for people who may not be familiar with that, can you explain what it is and how big of a deal it is to win?
Baby Boy: I got that title because I’m the official person through all this, ya heard me? I got that music that’ll make you [sings in gibberish] longatongtongthong…ya heard me?
Hiphopcrack: [laughs] What is that award show though? Does it come on TV?
Baby Boy: It’s something they do every year in New
Hiphopcrack: That’s pretty big. Do you consider yourself a new jack or have you been in the game for a while but it’s just that people are just now starting to recognize you?
BB: People started recognizing me when I did my first song, ya heard me? And it was just hot man, and they started backing me once I started making mire music.
Hiphopcrack: You suffered some major losses after Katrina, did that inspire you to pursue your music?
BB: Yeah, it inspired me because life is more than just materialistic things too ya heard me? I had to just saddle up and say, “Come on Sally, let’s ride this horse until the wheels fall off and the horse shoes go blaow!”
Hiphopcrack: How’s your family doing after that and how are you holding up?
BB: My family coolin’ coolin’ retarded droolin’ right now. We sat it out throughout the year [being split up] and now we back together like birds of a feather ya heard me?
Hiphopcrack: What’s the situation like in
BB: The situation in
Hiphopcrack: Are you helping to rebuild your hometown?
Hiphopcrack: Let’s talk about your album, Across the Water. It’s out in stores right?
BB: It’s in stores everywhere! You gotta go get it! You gotta go get it!
Hiphopcrack: What can people expect from it?
BB: I want people to expect the unexpected from it because it’s about different stuff. I’m talking about more than one subject.
Hiphopcrack: Is a lot of the subject matter about what you went through with Katrina?
BB: I ain’t said nothing about Katrina because I was actually in Katrina so I ain’t gonna speak on that. My body was actually swimming in those waters so I aint really talk about Katrina.
Hiphopcrack: I feel you. Who did you work with on the album in terms of producers and rappers?
BB: Mannie Fresh produced a track, I worked with Nina Sky, and Lil’ Boosie.
Hiphopcrack: How long have you been raping?
BB: I’ve been rapping for the last 8 years.
Hiphopcrack: You started when you were 16, huh? Didn’t you perform with Master P?
BB: My pahtna Choppa, he was with Master P and I was his hypeman.
Hiphopcrack: Who are some of your musical influences?
Hiphopcrack: How are you helping to keep
BB: I rep it everywhere I go.
Hiphopcrack: What makes
BB: Because we got all styles, ya heard me?
Hiphopcrak: You got any projects coming up other than your album?
BB: Yea, my mixtape is about to come out with DJ Smog.
Hiphopcrack: I see that you performed on Nick Cannon’s Wildin’ Out. That was just music but do you see yourself up there in a sketch one day or acting?
BB: Yea, I see acting. I see all kind of stuff, ya heard me? I’m just tryna get into everything. Anything I can do, we can make it official toilet tissue and I can wipe my ass with cash and be the first to blast but don’t pass gas if you fart I will not smell it beebie (in
Hiphopcrack: How do you plan to solidify your place in the game right now?
BB: I’m the Prince, and the reason why I know I’m here to stay is ‘cuz I’ma keep coming with fire singles ya heard me?
Hiphopcrack: That was basically it but do you have any last words?
BB: Last Words…go get the album, it’s in stores right now. Hit me up on myspace.com/babyboy and babyboydaprince.com. NICE TO MEET YOU STARRENE!!!