Baby Boy Da Prince Wins Best Rap/Hip Hop Artist Award In The Big EasyApril 27, 2007 at 11:36 pm | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment
New breaking rap star and New Orleans native Baby Boy Da Prince won the 19th annual Big Easy Entertainment Awards for “Best Rap/Hip Hop Artist” at this week’s awards ceremony in his hometown. Baby Boy Da Prince beat out Lil Wayne and Lil Boosie in this category. Baby Boy Da Prince witnessed firsthand the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, losing his home and all of his belongings in the wake of the travesty. He went on to live in a FEMA trailer where he wrote his entire album. His hot first single, “The Way I Live,” was rated one of the top 10 downloads in both Spin and Blender magazines. It reached Top 10 at Rhythmic Radio and has sold more than 500 thousand ringtones (Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot RingMasters chart) “The Way I Live” is the #2 selling ringtone on Universal Music Group (2nd to Akon) and is certified gold. In addition to this, “The Way I live” is one of the top 10 hip hop songs on Itunes for the past 5 weeks (currently #6) and the video has been viewed over 2 million times on Youtube.
Across The Water is a testament to the revival of New Orleans and the people who live there. Baby Boy Da Prince named his CD Across the Water for two reasons: 1) When Hurricane Katrina hit he swam across the water to save himself and 2) Most rappers in New Orleans come from the East Bank across the Mississippi River, Baby Boy comes from the West Bank.
The top 5 artist on Myspace (8 million + total plays), Baby Boy Da Prince, recently shot a new video for his second single, “Naw Meen” which features and was produced by Mannie Fresh. He is currently doing spot dates across the country with Jeezy and he just filmed a performance for Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out.”