Bashtown

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Bashtown
Studio album by Baby Bash
Released March 17, 2011
Recorded 2010
Cold Chamber Studios, Houston, Texas
The Beachwood Bangers, Houston, TX[1]
Genre Hip hop, Latin hip hop, R&B
Length 62:32
Label Upstairs
Producer Baby Bash (exec.), Jim Jonsin, Printz Board, Happy P, J. Lacy, Mickaël, C-Ballin, DJ Rex, Steve Dang, Ocies Groceries, Moox
Baby Bash chronology
Cyclone
(2007)
Bashtown
(2011)
Singles from Bashtown
  1. "Go Girl"
    Released: 30 November 2010
  2. "Swanananana"
    Released: 8 March 2011
  3. "Head Hunta"
    Released: 22 March 2011

Bashtown is the fourth studio album by the American hip hop artist Baby Bash. Released on March 22, 2011, it is the first of his albums to be released on Upstairs Records. Bashtown was produced by Jim Jonsin, Printz Board, Happy P, Mickaël, J. Lacy, & C-Ballin and has vocal guests E-40, Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Lloyd among others. According to Baby Bash, the album was recorded entirely in 2010, although many singles and the album were released in 2011.

Singles[edit]

The album has six singles in total, three of them being promotional and three official. The first promotional Single was "Buttakup" released on March 30, 2010. The song was produced by and featured J. Lacy and contained more of an R&B style.[2] "Fantasy Girl", released on July 13, 2010,[3] was a retro-dance influenced track featuring vocals by the One Block Radius singer Marty James who has worked with many artists such as Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Tech N9ne. The third promotional single "Good for My Money", features Lloyd, and was released on October 5, 2010.[4]

The first official single, "Go Girl", which features E-40, is a pop rap track and was released on November 30, 2010.[5] Currently,[when?] "Go Girl" has been the most successful song on the album. The second single, "Swanananana", released on March 8, 2011,[6] features Slim Thug and The Stooie Bros. This single is considered[by whom?] very similar to Baby Bash and T-Pain's 2007 hit "Cyclone". The third official single is "Head Hunta", featuring the rap artists Z-Ro and Lucky Luciano, and was released on March 22, 2011.[7]

Reception[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Yo! Raps 3/5 stars link

The album received generally mixed reviews. Critics Jeremy Carmona from Yo! Raps said that the album is "club influenced" similar to his previous album, Cyclone. David Jeffries from Allmusic described it as "his best effort since his major-label debut, Tha Smokin' Nephew".

Commercial performance[edit]

Bashtown charted on Billboard peaking at #38 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In the second week, Bashtown fell to #61 on the same chart.[8] Bashtown also charted on Billboard Independent albums at #31 and Top Rap Albums at #19.[9] To date the album has sold 6,000 copies in the US.

Track listing[edit]

Confirmed by iTunes,[10] Amazon,[11] and writers by Allmusic,[12] and producers from CD Inlay.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Ronnie Ray Bryant Happy P 1:30
2. "Swanananana" (featuring Slim Thug and Stooie Bros.) Bryant, Stayve Jerome Thomas Mickaël 3:56
3. "Go Girl" (featuring E-40) Bryant, Curtis James Jackson III, Earl Stevens C-Ballin 3:46
4. "Hit Me (BBM Me) If You Miss Me" (featuring Carlos Carlito Olivera and Printz Board) Bryant, Mario James, Marty James, Priese Prince LaMont Board Printz Board 3:48
5. "Kick Rocks" (featuring Mickaël) Bryant Steve Dang 3:28
6. "Body Moves Slow" (featuring Krizz Kaliko and Paul Wall) Bryant, Jackson, Paul Michael Slayton, Samuel William Christopher Watson C-Ballin 4:20
7. "Don't Mess With Texas" (featuring SPM, Lucky Luciano and Shyykidd) Bryant, Carlos Coy, Christian Anthony Garcia Happy P 4:25
8. "Woyyoy" (featuring The Jacka, Jay Rock and Mickaël) Bryant, David Newton, Johnnie McKenzie, Manuel Rosenthal, Shaheed Akbar Steve Dang 3:28
9. "Beast In the Bedroom" (featuring Marty James) Bryant, Jackson, James C-Ballin 3:55
10. "Good for My Money" (featuring Lloyd) Bryant, James Scheffer, Lloyd Polite, Jr. Jim Jonsin 3:51
11. "Roller Coaster Ride" (featuring O.C. and King Solo) Bryant, Omar Credle Townsend Ocies Groceries 3:54
12. "Head Hunta" (featuring Z-Ro and Lucky Luciano) Bryant, Garcia, Joseph Wayne McVey DJ Rex 3:32
13. "Hope I Don't Violate" (featuring Jay Tee) Bryant, James Trujillo Steve Dang 4:53
14. "Buttakup" (featuring J. Lacy) Bryant, Lacy J. Lacy 3:29
15. "Fantasy Girl" (featuring Marty James) Bryant, James, Jackson C-Ballin 3:28
16. "Buttakup" (Remix) (featuring Chalie Boy and J. Lacy) Bryant, Charles Istan Williams, Lacy J. Lacy 3:28

Personnel[edit]

By Allmusic.[13]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[8] 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baby Bash - Bashtown CD Album". Cduniverse.com. March 22, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Buttakup - Single by Baby Bash". Itunes.apple.com. March 30, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Fantasy Girl - Single by Baby Bash". Itunes.apple.com. July 13, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Good for My Money (feat. Lloyd) - Single by Baby Bash & Lloyd". Itunes.apple.com. October 5, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Go Girl (feat. E 40) - Single by Baby Bash". Itunes.apple.com. November 30, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - Swanananana (feat. Slim Thug & Stooie Bros.) - Single by Baby Bash". Itunes.apple.com. March 8, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Head Hunta (feat. Lucky Luciano & Z-RO) - Single by Baby Bash". Itunes.apple.com. March 22, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Baby Bash Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bashtown - Baby Bash". AllMusic. March 22, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Bashtown by Baby Bash". Itunes.apple.com. March 22, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bashtown: Baby Bash: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ Jeffries, David (March 22, 2011). "Bashtown - Baby Bash". AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Bashtown - Baby Bash". AllMusic. March 22, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012.