Single: Baby Bash & Frankie J – “Candy Coated Dreamer”
The L.A. Duo Behind the 2003 Smash Hit “Suga Suga” and 2005 hit “Obsession” Reunite for full album, Sangria, due Oct 20th
A formidable duo that blends Latin sensibilities with smooth West Coast sounds, Baby Bash and Frankie J have been making hits together for well over a decade. Providing their own spin on a classic-style G-Funk instrumental, Baby Bash and Frankie J craft an ode to the woman of their dreams in “Candy Coated Dreamer.” The new single finds Baby Bash adapting a lilting, gently melodic flow as Frankie J provides a soaring hook, serenading all the beautiful women in the room. “Candy Coated Dreamer” is the lead single and opening track for Sangria, the first joint album from the two frequent collaborators. Featuring an appearance from Kap G, the album comes out October 20th and is described by Baby Bash as, “The saucy Spanglish album for the lovers, dreamers, and people with great vibes.”
The album also looks to challenge the defined boundaries of Latin music and hip-hop. “I think the biggest misconception of Mexican-American music is that you must do one or the other,” Frankie J says. “You can’t do both. You can’t do Mexican music unless you speak perfect Spanish. And you can’t do American music, unless you speak perfect English. But I say, this has all to do with faulty thinking. It’s ignorance on people’s behalf. I was born in Tijuana, Baja California Mexico. And I was raised in the US. And I’ve done very well on both sides of the fence.”
Born in Houston to a Mexican mother and white father, Baby Bash started rapping when he attended junior college in California, turning his hobby into a profession when an injury derailed his promising basketball career. In his 16-year career, Baby Bash has collaborated with the likes of Snoop Dogg, E-40, T-Pain, Mac Dre, Akon, Fat Joe, Mario and others, charting three albums and three singles on the Billboard charts. Born in Tijuana, Mexico and originating his career in San Diego, Frankie J was one of the most popular Latin pop stars of the 2000s, finding crossover success when he #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his hit “Obsession,” and earning a Grammy nomination in 2013 for his album Faith, Hope y Amor. In 2003, Baby Bash and Frankie J found their greatest success when they collaborated for “Suga Suga,” a romantic, guitar-driven love song that became a radio smash. “Suga Suga” reached the Top 20 in ten different countries, including peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, and ranked #77 on Billboard’s Year-End chart for 2013. The song experienced a resurgence in 2015, when Swedish producer Robin Schulzsampled the track for his international hit “Sugar.” The duo re-teamed for the remix to Frankie’s “Obsession” and worked together intermittently over the years. Describing their creative partnership, Frankie J says, “What Bash brings to the table is a feeling like no other co-writing partner I’ve ever had. As soon as he steps into the studio, his vibe is to simply win. He’s always open to suggestions, concepts, melodies, lyrics etc. He brings out the best in my ability to deliver a great vocal performance. We just kill it every single time.” This Fall, the duo reunites for a full-length project, recreating the chemistry that made “Suga Suga” such a smash.
Listen to “Candy Coated Dreamer”: https://soundcloud.com/bash-town/baby-bash-frankie-j-candy-coated-dreamer || https://open.spotify.com/album/0ofdVDDq7kKfenlq3RmU7C
Pre-order Sangria 🍷: https://Empire.lnk.to/Sangria
“Suga Suga”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rgStv12dwA