RocHarder Magazine: (Respect My Grind) Bay: The Future Face of Hip Hop
Exploding into the hip hop scene armed with a duffle bag filled with young blood, sweat from saturating the streets with good music, and without time to cry, RMG (Respect My Grind) is about to beast the Atlanta indie market, and theyâ€™re telling their haters bye. This hip hop powerhouse, led by its CEO K, is hell bent on getting the very best of young talent and pushing them until the bend or break. Its present lineup includes Bay formerly known as Baby DC, Kelz Holaday who went from to negotiations with Laface to working at 107.9, P Stonez who was formerly signed with Mr. ColliPark, Rich Graham who has been featured on MTV, and Tez McClain who sprung into the scene on MTV 2â€™s Sucker Free freestyle segment.
Bay: The Future Face of Hip Hop After a childhood spent rapping with Too Short, being on tour with Monica, and being labeled as a Nickelodeon celeb, Bay has no choice but to drop the â€œBâ€ and spit the utterances of a man who has soaked up the complexities of the music business on some Spongebob ish, with a delivery that rides the beat harder than Kenan & Kelâ€™s fingers rode the ridges of orange soda bottles. Young Bay began his professional career at age 5, but has been rapping since he was in pampers. His father P.O. was Too Shortâ€™s bodyguard, so he grew up surrounded by the business. With this type of background, itâ€™s no surprise that by the time he was 12years old, he was signed with Jive. Young Bay recalls his days with Jive, â€œI had to be like 10 when that happened, [because] Iâ€™d been traveling with Short since I was 7 years old, and all of that probably came to a pause when I did the deal with Jive cause they wanted to make me more marketable. Theyâ€™d keep me with the Nickelodeon crowd. I did the Nickelodeon tour, the All that Music and More tour.â€ With the album â€œSchool Dazeâ€ Young Bay found himself working with Too Short, Imajin, Mack 10, Ant Banks, Snoop Dogg, Kid Kapri, E-40, JazzePhae, Lil Jon, and Ice Cube. However, after a few misunderstandings and conflicts of interest, he finally discovered what school days were like when his playground, once filled with rappers, tours, and shows, became a park packed with plastic sliding boards and snotty-nosed kids. This change of events only added fuel to the fire. He never stopped, and with his deal with RMG, we are sure to see more of the heat Baby DC brought inthe 90â€™s. But donâ€™t expect more of the same. His music goes from the trap and rapping from the trenches, to witty wordplay that gets the ladies excited enough to see if Baby DC has really grown up.Look out for his mix tapes aptly titled â€˜Look at What You Made Me,â€™ and â€˜Bayz World.â€™ For more information about Bay, go to www.bayzworld.ning.com. His music can be found on iTunes and Datpiff.