Charlotte, North Carolina native “Baby Jesus” began rapping in December 2014. In January 2015, with less than a month of experience as an artist, in Jan 2015 he went on with the release of his debut mixtape titled “NonFiction”. It acquired over 10,000 streams in the first 48 hours with no prior knowledge in the music field, & NO promotion outside of his Instagram account. His buzz quickly took over Charlotte and surrounding areas rapidly raising awareness to Charlotte’s music scene.
He then booked a spontaneous flight to Austin, Texas for “SXSW 2015” a well known annual music festival for upcoming artists; and also a popular gateway to the music industry. There he received the opportunity to perform his new music on seven different stages over the course of three days thanks to fellow Charlotte native recording artist Deniro Farrar. What everyone then learned was that ‘Baby Jesus’ wasn’t just another local rapper who happened to put out a great project with his first mixtape, but this kid was also a fearless performer. With no prior experience performing, let alone speaking on a microphone period, Baby Jesus was a stand out performer amongst the masses. By the time SXSW ended large crowds were chanting the lyrics to his single “Baby Jesus”. Some people even approached him for autographs. Baby Jesus acquired a numerous amount of fans from all over the country over the weekend in Austin,TX. A weekend that he planned to spend passing out the 2,000 copies of his mixtape he packed in his two suitcases.
Upon returning to Charlotte, NC the city then knew for sure that what they had in Baby Jesus was more than a local artist with beginners luck, but a potential Superstar who seemed to emerge out of nowhere. Later that year in September he followed up with another mixtape titled “So Disrespectful” in which he decided to showcase how easily he creates good music by recording every track on the project at home in his apartment with no prior experience in engineering music. He even mentioned in the intro that he recorded some of the songs in his underwear. Nevertheless this mixtape did over 17,000 streams in under 48 hours, again with no additional promotion outside of his Instagram account. (@babyjesus704)
His “So Disrespectful” mixtape was done using instrumentals from hit songs created by mainstream artists; However, Baby Jesus has a way of taking a beat that’s already popular and creating undeniable music that sounds nothing like the original song. He claims that he put the mixtape out just to show that he’s just as good if not better than any artist in the game. Although that project was recorded at home Baby Jesus never stopped recording music with professional engineers and producers since he started rapping and has already put together his third project, which he claims, will make him a million dollars. The amount of evolution in Baby Jesus as an artist from the first nine months is almost unbelievable but at the same time UNDENIABLE. “Baby Jesus” is sure to shock the world with his third project title “GOD’S WORK” which he is expected to be releasing February 2016. In the words of the young mastermind, “I THINK IM BABY JESUS!”