New Orleans MC Baby Boy Da Prince started rapping when he was 16 and became a stand-out in that city’s hip-hop game by opening for the likes of Paul Wall, 50 Cent, and Juvenile. Then, Hurricane Katrina hit, and his burgeoning career was placed on hold. Now the rapper has just dropped Across the Water, whose lead single “The Way I Live” boasts a rollicking thump as lazy as its lyrics (“I stack my money, lay low, and chill / Don’t need to work hard that’s the way I feel, I feel, I / This is the way I live”). The video for the track is equally laid-back, since if it’s not laying down montages of the MC’s resilient city, it’s following him rapping with a giant plate of food in hand.
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Spin Mix: January 2007
On the Web:
Baby Boy Da Prince at myspace.com