5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "Baiyu Tunes": "I Have Great Taste In Collaborations Like W/ Fred The Godson"

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 12:00PM

Written by SOHH for Baiyu

[Showing she can balance being a Skinny Bitch Apparel brand ambassador and music career with co-signs from rappers like Fred the Godson, urban entertainer Baiyu gives you her Top 5 reasons to cash-in on her music.]

1. Look At Me Now

I think the number one reason might be the very obvious reason. I think I'm a book that you can't judge by its cover. I don't know if you've seen pictures of me but I feel like I'm an anomaly in the sense of here's this Asian-American presence that is so deeply rooted and in love with hip-hop culture, soul music and grew up with it so much that that sort of becomes my own identity. I think 10 years ago, people would have said, "Is this even believable that an Asian-American person could sing something that's more on the soulful, urban side of music?" Now I think that the audiences are so much more open to that and it makes me so unique at the same time. It's slowly becoming something the hip-hop community can embrace; the fact that I am Asian-American but at the same time have so much soul and have so much to tell and in love with hip-hop music.

2. Check My File

The second reason is because of who I have worked with. [My publicist] Chanel has been pretty much my righthand woman and I'm in the studio making all of these songs, all of these beats and I created this track called "Take A Number." When I finished the track I thought, "It would be so dope if we could get a really hip, up-and-coming artist to jump on it." So Chanel threw out a few names and I thought, 'Who better than freakin' Fred the Godson.' Fred the Godson is local and is down with the same people that I'm down with. He has the sickest flow and is one of the XXL Freshmen [of 2011]. For me to be able to work with him and for us to have a song that really brings out the best in us and tell a story together, I think that's one of the best decisions I could have ever made. Part of the reason why you should listen to me is because I have great taste in collaborations like with Fred the Godson.

3. Umma Do Me

Another reason is because I'm creative with more than just music. I not only sing but I also write my own music, I dance, I also am an intricate part in creating my own music videos from the beginning to the end. I also have two independent films coming out and I also have a comic book. There's so much going on but at the same time, my brain is always working and I'm always trying to be creative. I think that's what makes me so different.

4. Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don't

The next biggest reason is because my EP, Fan Fair, was actually put onto this program called FrostWire a few weeks ago and since then it's actually received over a hundred thousand downloads. So everybody is looking at the numbers. I'm personally all about creativity and what I think is good but at the same time, the numbers don't lie, hopefully. I broke their daily download records three times and I broke a slew of other records from their end. That says a lot about my music.

5. Charity Starts Here

The final reason is because music and just being able to be heard provides me with a platform to take a stand and make a change and do something positive for the community. For the most part, a lot of the concerts I have been doing have been for benefits. So I went out to the Hamptons to sing for kids who have lost close family members and even for the holidays, I went out to Brooklyn to put on a performace for the homeless. It's essentially an event where they bring in folks from homeless shelters and they give them clothes, feed them and put on a performance. So for me to be able to do things like that and also have the amazing opportunity to contribute all of the funds from my latest EP to the Japanese Red Cross, I think that's more than a good reason for you to buy my music. Everything that you are literally buying is going to a good cause. 100 percent.

You Decide. Will you give Baiyu's music a chance?

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