Josh Baze Lays The Beats Down

Rapper/singer performs at The Recording Academy
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    Josh Baze performs at The Recording Academy
August 09, 2011 -- 10:45 am PDT
GRAMMY.com

Rapper/singer Josh Baze recently participated in an installment of The Recording Academy's 5 Questions With ... series. Following the interview, Baze performed an intimate set featuring tracks from his forthcoming debut full-length album, #smash, including "Ordinary," "Peroxide" and "We Made It."

"Being around [my father] was so amazing," said Baze, who recounted traveling to music festivals with his father to help him sell his albums. "It wasn't just work to him, it was art. It was something he breathed, something he felt [and] something he ate. I learned so much [being with him]."

 


Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Baze, who was inspired by his musician father to start creating music, cites fellow New York natives such as the late Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z as major influences. Baze ventured to Los Angeles to record #smash, and since then several singles from the album have been released, including "Hollyhood" and "Peroxide." Baze's latest single, "We Made It," will feature an accompanying video directed by GRAMMY-nominated video director Hype Williams. #smash is set to be released on Feb. 14, 2012, and will feature collaborations with Deadmau5 and GRAMMY winner Jamie Foxx.

(Warning: Adult Language)

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