Bashtown is the fourth studio album by the Americanhip 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.
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. "Fantasy Girl", released on July 13, 2010, 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.
The first official single, "Go Girl", which features E-40, is a pop rap track and was released on November 30, 2010. Currently,[when?] "Go Girl" has been the most successful song on the album. The second single, "Swanananana", released on March 8, 2011, 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.
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".
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. Bashtown also charted on Billboard Independent albums at #31 and Top Rap Albums at #19. To date the album has sold 6,000 copies in the US.