Baby Boy da Prince
|Baby Boy Da Prince|
|Birth name||Lawrence Cennett|
|Born||1986 (age 27–28)|
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
Lawrence Cennett, better known by his stage name Baby Boy da Prince is a rapper from New Orleans. His rap career began at the age of 16 opening for No Limit Records in his hometown. He was first signed to the Take Fo' Record label in 2002, with his debut album "Like Dat". The name "Baby Boy" was given to him by his manager Melvin and he has always called himself "Da Prince". Baby Boy da Prince is the brother of rappers Choppa and Brittany Ni'Cole (Lil' Brittany).
Early Success (2006)
In 2006, the radio station Q93 (WQUE) started playing his debut single "The Way I Live" and within three weeks, it was the number one record. Universal Republic Records took notice and signed Baby Boy da Prince as its premiere hip-hop act.
Additionally, he recorded "The Way I Live - Saints Remix" to celebrate the New Orleans Saints recent success, and has become a success in the New Orleans community, where it is being played locally. He updated and remade the remix and let local radio station B97 (WEZB) host it on their website, where it is available for free download. "The Way I Live" was released onto the radio on September 6, 2006. "The Way I Live" was made for his younger brother Adrian.
National Debut album (2007)
In 2007 Baby Boy's debut album, Across the Water, was released on March 20, 2007. Across the Water entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at #26. The album's lead single, "The Way I Live," received moderate airplay and helped the album sell 25,700 copies.
- 2007: Across the Water
|U.S.||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap|
|2007||"The Way I Live" (featuring Lil Boosie)||21||85||11||Across the Water|
|"Naw Meen" (featuring Mannie Fresh)||—||—||—|
- "Baby Boy da Prince > Charts & Awards (Billboard Singles)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
- http://www.rapnews.net/0-202-261846-00.html?tag=artistnav Retrieved on December 3, 2006
Baby Boy da Prince Interview] (February 2007)