Big Boy Baller Club

by Baby Baby

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about

"What with Mike D busy getting photographed by the New York Times in his well-appointed Brooklyn town house, someone had to pick up the “Fight For Your Right (to Party)” mantle, or watch the whole enterprise given over to self-seriousness and poise. Enter Atlanta quintet Baby Baby, the perfect men for the job. Channeling the Beastie Boy’s silly irreverence and party-rockin’ spirit, Baby Baby blend pop/punk songwriting with a hip-hop swagger and an emphasis on the live experience, which is something akin to the party scene in a teen movie, only everyone there can drink, and the party’s actually fun.

Baby Baby convened in the summer of 2009, when singer/guitarist Fontez Brooks and drummer Grant Wallace shook off the sleepiness of the suburbs and set out to bring a new element to the Atlanta scene. Packed with unfriendly, broody artists, hostile hardcore kids and the strip-club rap scene on the creepy fringes, The A simply needed some fun rock. And that’s what Baby Baby — which has since expanded to include percussionist Colin Boddy, bassist Kyle Dobbs and Ryan Burruss on keys — delivers on their sophomore album, Big Boy Baller Club, the follow-up to 2011’s Money, out April 1 on the Gospel of Rhythm Recordings.

Baby Baby is a big, inclusive tent. There’s room under it for friends, foes, Nickleback fans, even haters; we all need someone to keep us in check, don’t we? All they ask is that you come ready to dance and make some new friends on the floor. They’ll take care of the rest."

"Bad Brains and Kings Of Leon had a baby that was styled by In Living Colour and was raised by Lamar of Revenge Of The Nerds" - Clark Westfield (The Gay Blades)

"Catchy, fun, and totally chaotic ...canned optimism of the Andrew WK variety." - Afropunk.com

"Whether it’s Fontez gargling his vocals like an inebriated Louis Armstrong then switching gears, and delving into a soulful, yet eccentric, singing style that brings to mind fellow Georgian Andre 3000, or Grant hammering the skins like he is stirring up a war dance while Kyle’s fleet fingers work his six-string bass with precision... it is obvious that these boys are having a blast. – Performer

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released 01 April 2014

Baby Baby is:

Fontez Brooks (vocals)
Kyle Dobbs (bass, vocals)
Colin Boddy (aux percussion, vocals)
Grant Wallace (drums)
Ryan Burress (keys)

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9 were recorded at Glow In The Dark Studies by Matt McClellan. The same tracks were mastered by Matt McClellan too.

Track 8 recorded at Matt Malpass's studio by Will Pugh.

Track 8 features Will Pugh on guest vocals.
Track 9 features Andrew Colella on viola.
Intro/Outro narration by Frank Harrison
Cover photo from the collection of Angelica Paez.
The rest of the artwork by Grant Wallace.

ALL music by BABY BABY

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Track Name: Turnip
Yeah we got it!
You want it?
We own it!
Its been done son!
We’re a rock band
Power and descruction
We got rock em sock em robots
For lil’ lambrogini
If you do not feel then
Do not worry bout the meaning
Yeah we like to have some fun
But that does not void out the feeling
We can do this all night long so baby tell me what you wanna do
TURN UP

DEM BOYZ ARE BACK AND AIN’T A DAMN THING YA’LL CAN DO ‘BOUT IT
TURN UP.

Yeah I said it
You mad?
I meant it!
Can I approach you?
Have ya tied up begging for forgiveness
And I’m looking for a girl to come and cook the brother dinner
Got a hungry hungry hippo and its right below my zipper
But if you looking for a ring well then I cannot help you out
Gonna be a little busy bring rock and roll back to the south

DEM BOYZ ARE BACK AND AIN’T A DAMN THING YA’LL CAN DO ‘BOUT IT
TURN UP.
Track Name: Keisha
Listen, me and Keisha had an agreement. I’m not even ‘spose to be telling ya’ll this much! But I woke up one day I felt in my heart of hearts that at the very least the name Keisha needed to spoken to the people. Of course I had to say a couple more things while I was on the mic, which I do apologize for. Ok I gotta get outta here, I’m technically supposed to be waiting by the phone for Keisha to call, but its been two years and no word. I know what you’re thinking, ‘Why would I be sitting by a phone waiting for a call in the prime of my life?’

When she put that thang down I saw the light!

And there ain’t no light switch for this one guys.

Last thing, if you have a beautiful woman by your side right now kiss her on the forehead and tell her she’s the only one your heart beats for. And if its too early for that kinda talk wait til she stands up and give her a re-affirming hug. She’ll understand.
Track Name: A Short Little Summer Love Song
If you want me you can find me
With all the scenes around me
With all these smiles about me
I'm in the last place that you saw me
Kisses on your post card
Stay with me we'll go far
In a small and round about way
I built up all my nerve to say...

Will you love me now forever,

I put the top down
Get ready right now
I'm waiting outside
So let your hair down
I ain't got a lot of money but
I packed a lil lunch
And I'm really really funny
Or we can play cards
Listen to ray Charles
We all alone now
Just us and these stars
I can day dream all night with you

Will you love me now forever?!
Track Name: Can't Spell Conch Without The "CH"
I had a beer and I’ll have another
I lost my girl and I been fighting with my mother
And if you came around
You’d understand
You were the only one to listen to me blobber
And I have dream in the palm of my hands
I had a plan she was a fan of my band
We had a truce based on the truth
Now I don’t understaannndddddddddddd

OOOHHH OOOHHH OOHHH MYYYY PROBLEMMMMSSSS
I COULD GIVE UP RIGHT NOW OR TRY AGAIN

I had it all in the palm of my hands
I left it all on the top the can
If you picked it up then you can hang with my franz
And think there is a lesson
When I started obsessing
And I don’t recall the settting but I know there was spaghetti
And I’d bust that thing wide open
If you told me I could get it

OOOHHH OOOHHH OOHHH MYYYY PROBLEMMMMSSSS
I COULD GIVE UP RIGHT NOW OR TRY AGAIN

I REALLY THINK WE’RE WASTING OUR TIME
I JUST WANNA MAKEEE YOU MINEEEE
Track Name: Take Me Home
You gotta help me out
Call up your friends
and tell them don’t you dare come home
And we won’t cause a scene
Its just you and me
Its been so long cuz I been gone
And I’ll meet you at the bar
Around 10:15
Or better yet lets make it 12
Or 12:15
I’m nervous now but I’ll be fine
Its not like me
So baby girl just let me know
How its gonna be

IF YOU WANT ME YOU KNOW YOU BETTER TAKE ME HOME

I don’t need to brag
Oh yeah I got that swag
And its true I got my eyes on you
So what you gonna do
Sometimes I try to play it cool
Knowing me
Its just we’re running out of time
So what’s it gonna be
I won’t go
Don’t you understand
But I won’t stay
I won’t hold you back
I’ll just hold you close

IF YOU WANT ME YOU KNOW YOU BETTER TAKE ME HOME

…thoughts keep coming out my head and they’re all of coming home
Track Name: Best Franz
Downnnn my heart is downnnn
My heart is down down down
In the back of my vannnn
Its true you should’ve knoowwnn
You shouldve knowwwnn
Its just me and my franzzzz

I LOVE CHILLIN WITH MY BEST FRANZ
ME AND MY FRIENDS WE IZ THE BESTEST

Youuu you shouda knowwnnn
You shoulddda knowwnn
Its us and them man
Weeeee
We had it all
We had it all in the back of our van

I LOVE CHILLIN WITH MY BEST FRANZ
ME AND MY FRIENDS WE IZ THE BESTEST
BEST FRANNNZZZZ YEAHHH!
Track Name: NASA
I came over from the wildside
I stayed there until it broke my heart.
I mean the crazy.
Like we ain’t leaving til the crack of dawn
And then I found you
You had a piece of mind
And this is crazy

WE ABOUT TO BLASSSTTT OFFFF JUST YOU AND ME
YEAH WE ABOUT TO BLAST OFFFF WON’T YOU HOLD ME DOWN

I came over for you baby
I came over don’t break my heart
I’m in your front yard
And I ain’t leaving til you come outsideeee
Don’t leave me hanging
I got a heart of gold
Anticipate me oh
WE ABOUT TO BLASSSTTT OFFFF JUST YOU AND ME
YEAH WE ABOUT TO BLAST OFFFF WON’T YOU HOLD ME DOWN

I could take you there
If you hold me down
Don’t you know that I can take you there
If you stick around

ANYWAY YOU ROLL IT I WOULD BE THE BEST ONE
YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE MY HEART BEATS FOR
Track Name: Keep On Dancing
What can I say?
I loved you in the worst way
I’m lonely now and I haven’t slept in 3 days
So far so good
I’m better off than last year
I got my band and we gone keep on rocking so

I KEEP ON DANCING I JUST KEEP ON DANCING
UH HUH!!

I was ridin’ on 4 hunnit
Got a concert at bout 3
I ain’t never had no money
I don’t ride in limousines
And you can keep on talking
That’s just minor frequencies
We got all the love we need
So above al things
We gone

KEEP ON DANCING I JUST KEEP ON DANCING
UH HUH!!


Here’s the part where I tell you that its gonna be okay. 3 hours before I sat down to type these lyrics I was at a local grocery store that allowed you to get cash back from a self checkout machine. I withdrew $40 and then I FORGOT IT. I went back and sure enough its gone and no one can help me. The manager told me that they could check the camera and at least see who took and possibly fire the employee if it were one. I told her no. Charge it to the game people. Life is so hard. And that’s without all the stupid mistakes we make as people. You gotta keep on dancing people. Dance right through the sadness if only to make it to the Joy in the Morning.
Track Name: Heavy Hearts Club
I’ll be the rock in your shoe
Who messes up all of your feelings
The sharp side of all of your truths
Who sticks through the skin just to harm you
And I’ll make sure that we both agree
That last night was nothing but playtime
And I’m sure by now you’d want to leave
And tell all your friends that I’m going down

BUT IF YOU STAY
I’LL BE THERE IN THE END

I’ll be the crack in your cane
Who scares you when you think foundation
And I’ll be that slight chance of rain
That hangs over head when you’re lonely
The smoke you can smell but can’t see
You sense that there’s trouble but you do not know
And I’m sure by now you’d want to leave
And tell all your friends that I’m going down

BUT IF YOU STAY
I’LL BE THERE IN THE END

I’m not a perfect man
I’ve been across the land and I’ve
Seen love both far and wide
But I’m trying to do a better job
There was a time when I
Would disregard my fear of love
But now I’m on hands and knees and
I’m begging you to stay.

But if you go
I’ll use the money the fame forget about the pain
I’ll use it.

(now start the cd over and you’ll get what BIG BOY BALLER CLUB is all bout)