Bali Baby is a mysterious artist, as charismatic as she is dangerous. Her bubbly smile and sophisticated way of carrying herself juxtapose with the fierce nature of her songs’ content. She also carries big guns as if it’s just a walk in the park for her. She encapsulates the unpredictable and creative nature of the next generation, bringing back the essence of individuality popularized by Missy Elliot in the 1990’s. Don’t trip – this isn’t a comparison to Missy, by any means. Bali’s a creative artist in her own right whose multifaceted personality makes her an artist to watch as she continues to blow up.
Bali Baby was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 15, 1997. She expressed her individuality from a young age, creating her own handbags, shirts, shoes, and more. Her love for music manifested in the form of freestyling, but she never did anything with it until 2016. In May, she stepped into the booth for the first time and recorded a song. Liking how she sounded, she began to record more. In a little over a year, she has released five projects. As her stardom continues to grow, we will see more of her outrageous personality as she takes on bigger and better opportunities.
Bali Baby’s “Elastic” song and video are perfect representations of what makes her fresh to the public’s eyes. The song sounds exotic, employing a repeating riff that dominates the background. Bali takes the riff and effortlessly flows in and out of it, making it sound easy when she spits her bars promising bodily harm. The only problem with the track is that it could be a little longer. But then again, that’s the strength of Bali’s talents – she leaves listeners wanting more.
Things You May Not Know About Bali Baby
- She is a skilled painter.
- She created a movement called Playgirls consisting of like-minded women making power moves.
- She used to host a monthly news segment on YouTube called “Gangin With Gang” that followed her life behind the scenes.
- She’s a Gemini.
- She refers to DMV artist Rico Nasty as her twin.
- She listened to a lot of Nicki Minaj growing up.
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Review: “Pull Up N Wreck” by Big Sean ft 21 Savage (prod. by Metro Boomin)
It’s always nice to hear Big Sean switch from sullen, introspective mode to the loose, thrill-seeking rapper that we grew to love over the course of a couple of mixtapes and a few albums. With a self-focus aspect that permeated the subject matter of his last release, I’m Decided – save for a handful of singles made for radio – his new release “Pull Up N Wreck” is a welcome look into a more enjoyable style of rap that we’ve missed.
Sean makes two decisions that define the track, making it one of the better of his last releases. The first is that he brings in superstar producer Metro Boomin to handle the production. It’s faster than what Boomin’s usually darker, more foreboding, style of beats usually entails. It’s jumpy, crass, and yet, soothing. It’ll definitely garner some spins at a party, something that previous releases like “Bounce Back” and “Moves” somewhat struggled with. The second decision is to feature a guest verse from Atlanta-rapper 21 Savage, who brings in his effortless, grimacing style of rap. 21 raps at a brisk pace, utilizing his usual array of street raps. It’s largely the same, but it works.
Combining these elements together, along with some creative bars from Sean himself, creates a track that works on multiple levels. It may not be his most lyrical or his most entertaining party-grabbing anthem, but it’s solid nonetheless. With it coming so soon after the release of I Decided – which just recently went platinum – is it an indicator of another project? If so, we’re ready to see if the fun-loving style of “Pull Up N Wreck” will be a consistent theme of the project or just an isolated instance.
Remembering Doughboy Roc’s Legacy After His Untimely Death
The Detroit Community is beside itself with grief after the news of the death of Doughboy Roc of Doughboyz Cashout. He was tragically gunned down yesterday, Oct. 9 at only 29 years old. Roc was one of the founding members of Doughboyz Cashout, there when the existing Doughboyz group merged with Payroll Giovanni’s Cashoutboyz collective to form the Doughboyz Cashout group that we know today. He recently released his heavily anticipated project Roc Vs. Balboa that was circulating airwaves, further growing his impressive brand. The news of his death is shocking, untimely, and a reminder that life is extremely short.
All around Detroit, central figures to the Hip Hop community are paying their respects to the fallen artist.
October – 9 – 2017 not just me but the whole city lost a real good nigga. Rest up Roc We love you #DoughboyzCashout4Life
— BossYoLifeUpGang (@72Kiddo) October 9, 2017
This shit sickening I wasn't even gone speak out about it, but I'm sick about my nigga Roc #BrickMile2BmoTilDaWorldBlow
— FreshPrinceOf6Mile (@AllStarYoungLee) October 10, 2017
4 Sho Magazine offers its condolences to Doughboyz Roc’s friends and family. As we mourn Roc’s passing, let’s remember him and his artistry to keep his spirit alive.
Who Is Rocky B?
It’s commonly said that children take after their parents, combining the best characteristics of both worlds to craft into their own personality. If both parents have a fascination with words, what will their offspring do with them? Rocky B also known as Rocky Badd, a rising rapper out of Detroit, is the answer to this question. She’s a fierce soul with a devilish grin whose poised to blow any day now. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of appeasement because of her bright smile and youthful exuberance; she throws down on the microphone with reckless abandon.
Rocky was born on May 16th, 1994 in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents were both extremely familiar with words; her father was an important rapper in the city’s local scene and his mother frequently wrote poetry about her lifestyle and surroundings. Because of this, Rocky knew that she wanted to work in music from a very young age. She wrote her first rap song in the sixth grade when she realized that the art form was her calling. Just recently, in 2016, she uploaded her first song to Soundcloud. Prior to that, much of her music existed on YouTube (and can also still be found there). Since then, she’s been on a roll, releasing music along with accompanying videos that have racked up tens of thousands of views. Combining that with the 129,000 followers she has on Instagram shows that there is some serious interest and star power surrounding Rocky.
Rocky’s rap style is solid and straightforward, emulating a more traditional sound that’s uncommon in today’s rap atmosphere. It works, perfectly. Her ability to keep her delivery on point is what separates her from the scores of other artists who would kill to be in her place. It makes listening to her easy as well. She’s named Erykah Badu and Lauren Hill as two of her influences.
As she continues to become a larger influence in the world, Rocky B will capture the minds of many who look for the traditional sound that the game lacks. Check out her music today.
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