Most Liberian artists are known for producing HipCo music , however U.S base rapper BabyEye Taylor is working overtime to make his mark on America Hip Pop scene . Although highly private , the newcomer gave us an exclusive interview earlier this week. LMI gained much insight into his career , achievements and musical journey .
The sophisticated and intelligent rapper is currently shooting a music video for his new release titled ‘ Sometimes’. Apart from music , BabyEye is gearing up for graduation next month at North Carolina A&T University. The rapper wore his graduation gown in a Facebook post beaming with joy .
What is the highlight of your career so far ?
The highlight of my career is winning artist of the year in North Carolina on the biggest radio Stations in the city , 102jamz & 97.5fm
How long have you been recording music ?
I’ve been recording professionally for four years now and rapping in general since I was 13 years old.
Who does your music appeal to ?
Being a song writer, I often make different genres of music that appeals to the masses and not just a specific group of people.
Why did you decide to do Hip Pop music instead of HipCo ?
Everybody can’t shoot in one rim at the same time. I’m a song writer and I am comfortable in making any genre of music but I am more comfortable in doing Hip Hop music. Everybody can’t do HipCo . Sometimes its best to stand out and show others the bigger picture. I do admire and listen to HipCo but that’s not my concentration at the moment.
How do you deal with critics?
I love getting criticized. The feedbacks help me improve my craft . Sometimes it takes the next person to point out your flaws.
What do you love about being a Liberian ?
I can write a book about what I love about being a Liberian but I’ll just summarize it down to our culture, the food and our dialects. We are unique and that’s what I love about being a Liberian.
What was your break out song ?
My breakout song is “Rih Rih” featuring Lil Scrappy. The song is currently on heavy rotation in the States and Canada. It is playing on radios in about 10 states at the moment.
What can you tell us about your Record Label / Team ?
I love my team / label “Dope Music Empire.” I’m blessed to be around people who push me to reach my maximum potential also to have a label mate like Jodi who mentors me. Things move smoothly when you’re around the right people.
What do you hope to achieve in the near future ?
Definitely a higher level of success so that I can reach out to the less fortunate and enrich lives.
What do you want fans to take from your music ?
I want my fans to take my story from my music. I try to paint a picture in every song. The artwork or message is my gift to them. Whether it’s talking about my life or telling a story about a boy who’s trying to make a way out of nothing. I want my fans to relate to the content of the music and run back to it as a source of inspiration.
What motivates and inspires you to write music ?
Accountability I must say is my biggest motivator. The fact that I have fans that are counting on me and waiting on my music to make their lives better gives me the drive that I have. I am the voice for those who can’t speak up, so I can’t stop making music.
What is the craziest thing you have heard about yourself ?
I’m a private person so I guess I haven’t given the public anything to judge me from. I haven’t really heard anything crazy about me yet. I pray it stays that way though.
Tell us about your new single ?
My new single “Sometimes” is a fusion of R&B and Hip Hop. What makes it unique is that you can actually dance to it and Dj’s can add it in a club mix with similar sounds like Future, Designer etc. The song talks about some of the indecisive problems people often go through in relationships.
Where can fans purchase / Download your music ?
My music can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Tidal and every musical outlets. All you have to do is just search my name “BabyEye Taylor”