BARON

BARON

 New York City, New York, USA
BandEDMHip Hop

A genre bending blend of hip-hop, rock, and electronica. Jay-Z meets David Bowie or something like that. baron. rocks to the beat of his own 808, I'm sure you'll agree.

Biography

BARON ARTIST a.k.a. B.Dot is an electro/hip-hop recording artist living in New York City. Diversely inspired by 80’s rock, 90’s hip-hop, and today’s synth electronica. Baron’s style is both retrospective and contemporary, his unique blend of meaningful vocals, pop songwritings, and hip-hop nuances creates a poignant yet eclectic mix of music. Afro-Punk described Baron’s latest EP RadioHeart as accomplishing “the almost impossible by seeming “retro” without actually conjuring a specific time or genre. It's a grab-bag of electro sounds past.”

In 2008 Baron won the Velocity Magazine Award for Best Alternative Artist as well as given the opportunity to perform amongst thousands at the Annual Latex Ball in NYC. In 2009 Baron won Best Album, Best Music Video, and Best Song for the OutHipHop viewer’s choice awards and was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Song at the OutMusic Awards. He won the OutMusic Award for his collaboration with artist Infinite on the song “Why You Hate” the next year. Baron also performed at NYC Irving Plaza and the Nokia Theater with his OutMusic alum and in 2009 became a featured artists for the OutMusic “Freedom of Expression” Campaign created to foster support to the many LGBT musical artists.

Teaming up with producer and friend Belief, Baron crafted an EP of 5 songs dedicated to the things he love; his music, his love, and his fans. J.W. Richards of Groove Love Melody had this to say about RadioHeart, “Baron stirs up thick dark synths under the production of Belief and delivers as a strong EP, called RadioHeart. All the songs are wet with want, both for a physical lover and the salvation of the new beat... It’s a late night electro-pop/dance workout.” Baron is currently mapping out a tour in 2013. The future of Baron Artist prove to be even more explorative so stay connected.

Selected Performances:
OutMusic Awards at Irving Plaza (NYC)
Love Ball at the Nokia Theater (NYC)
Out Loud & Proud at NJPAC (NJ)
Outoberfest (MI)
OutHipHop.com Anniversary Showcase (CA)
Latex Ball; Roseland Ballroom (NYC)
West Virginia Pride (WV)
Atlanta Pride (GA)
Harvard's Black Arts Festival (MA)Nuyorican Poets Cafe (NYC)
Da DooDirty Show LIVE
Accomplishments:
'04 Winner "Golden Pineapple" Fresh Fruit Festival
'08 Winner Velocity Magazine Awards; Best Alternative Artist
'09 Nominated Velocity Magazine Award Best Music Video Category
'09 Nominated OutMusic Award; Best Hip-Hop Song
'09 Winner Reader's Choice Poll; (Outhiphop.com)Best Album, Best Music Video, Best Song
'10 Winner OutMusic Awards for Best Hip Hop Song "Why You Hate Me" with Infinite
'11 Winner in Creativity, Nations United Awards in Toronto
'12 Nominated RightOutTV Music & Video Awards for Best Electronic/Dance/Hip Hop/R&B Song
'12 Nominated OutMusic Awards for Best Alternative Song "The Remedy"

Placements:
"Finding Me" Directed by Roger Omeous
"Blueprint" Directed by Kirk Shannon Butts
"Drama Queenz" Webseries Theme Song (Season 2 & 3) Directed by Dane Joseph
"After Party Babies" Directed by Henry Cruz
"Christopher Street" (Season 2) Directed by Dwight Allen O'Neil

Other work:
"Make Me Cry", King Jabbar - Ghetto Sheek
"Secret Love", Jesse O - Love and Go Crazy
"Star Warz", William Scott - STAR/LIGHT
"Goodnight", Granthm - Life As I Know It
"Why You Hate Me", Infinite - Harlem's Daughter
"Make My Exit", Brentyzce
"Show Me Your L0ve", Millie Forte

Lyrics

Feel Like Fashion

Written By: baron.

Feel Like Fashion (with Infinite)

Mannequin in the store
What you looking for
What I got is so much more
Hot style and high class
Gucci and my T-shirt on
What clothing am I keeping on
Say it and I’d take it off

I feel like fashion
When you get to asking
About my diamonds always shining
Platinum rings and golden things
Sometimes I wonder now
Am I going under now
Gotta sick disease
For 7 Jeans, Calvin Briefs and Prada T’s

Lady in the store
What I’m looking for
Is the right size of designer’s on
Bring it and let me throw it on
It’s not my insecurity
Buying all this jewelry
So let me live for Missoni

I feel like fashion
When you get to asking
About my diamonds always shining
Platinum rings and golden things
Sometimes I wonder now
Am I going under now
Gotta sick disease
For 7 Jeans, Calvin Briefs and Prada T’s

(Oh Oh Oh)
Get no satisfaction, Always talking fashion
Get no satisfaction, Always walking fashion
Get no satisfaction, See me up in fashion
Get no satisfaction, Always talking fashion

Brotha on the street
What’s that on your feet
Ooh they look so sweet
You know its mind, no wasting time
See I’m the guy who likes to be
Where everybody’s eyes on me
So let me be just let me be

I feel the passion
Wrap me up in fashion
I like my dollars match my collar
20 karats will make you holler
Sometimes I wonder now
Am I going under now
Gotta sick disease
For 7 Jeans, Calvin Briefs and Prada T’s

Louis and couture
Bring it through my door
Give more, just give me more
What I got I can afford
So all you hating wannabees
With your wicked eyes on me
Like Uncle P. You can’t be me

I feel the passion
Wrap me up in fashion
I like my dollars match my collar
20 karats will make you holler
Sometimes I wonder now
Am I going under now
Gotta sick disease
For 7 Jeans, Calvin Briefs and Prada T’s

(Oh Oh Oh)

Get no satisfaction, Love me up in fashion
Get no satisfaction, Throw me on some fashion
Get no satisfaction, Always talking fashion
Get no satisfaction, Wrap me up in fashion

Separate the real from the fake (Are you ready, ready)
Separate the real from the fake (Are you ready, ready)

b. got the real skills
Got the Prada T-Shirt On
7 Jeans A/C Jeans
Wrist on Freeze
Riches Please

Birds with Nhojj (Radio Edit)

Written By: baron.

Birds (with Nhojj)

Chorus
Who am I to you, who are you to me
Thought we would be together
But I don’t want you to leave
Who am I to you, who are you to me
Thought we would stay forever
But I don’t want to leave

By the time you read these lines, I’ll be gone
Be no singing no sad songs
We’ve been cold for so long
Need to travel this world alone
Wanna see if these wings will soar
Don’t wanna be with you no more
I gotta leave you, gonna leave you
Gotta leave you, just left you
Gotta need to be believed in
Out a love where we mistreating
I aint doing right, you aint doing right
That’s on my mind, When I’m with you
When I’m not with you
I’m thinking bout what you doing
If you screwing, are we still cool
Gotta get away from you, but I’d be love you

Chorus

Ooh I gotta go, gotta gotta go
Gotta know what life is there without you
I need my days without you
Cuz you so wrong with me, this codependency
And every time I see you wasn’t meant for me
See I gotta no what love is
In order for me to love you
Gotta know me before I begin to love you
I want you so much more than I want myself
There something wrong in that
I just gotta have me back

And this relationship shit
The way we handled it
It’s not right
We just been lying all the time

And this relationship shit
The way we handled it
So wrong for so long
I’m gonna let go and walk away
I cannot stay, I cannot stay so

Chorus

To the Moon with Uche

Written By: baron.

To the Moon (with Uche)

Hey lady I’ve been thinking bout you
and I want you to be my baby
Oh if you do, it’ll be cool,
for you to come and save me
Been here to long, away from all
the things that drive me crazy
Like you and me, let’s fly away,
I’ll take you on a journey

Chorus
Come with me
I’ll take you to my Galaxy
(We’ll loose the chains and fly away)
You said you want to be with me
Ooh baby just leave with me
(I’ll be with you, let’s go to the moon)

Hey lady, If I was your boy
would you do things just to bring me joy
I promise to be your toy,
you could do whatever long as you enjoy
I know you’re a lil nervous though
and no I aint been here before
But so, I aint gonna let you go.
I want you. that’s all I know

Chorus

I envisioned you, just us two,
holding hands, on a trip to the moon
You’d be my intergalactic mama,
I’ll be your supernova baby father
We tread the stars, land on Mars,
in hover cars, with lead guitars
I’d rock your world, be my girl,
don’t you know you complete me girl
I know, you’re a lil nervous though, and no I aint been here before
Let’s go why you gotta move slow, I’m ready to show you more
If we stay we may cause a scene
looking good in those slim fit jeans
I can’t wait ‘til I’m in between,
so scream (yeah) scream (ahhh)

Bridge
Pack your bags let’s fly away now baby
Where we going won’t need that now baby
Pack your bags let’s fly away now baby
(Pack pack now baby fly fly now baby)
Where we going won’t need that now baby
(oooh lets go now baby yeah make your move now baby)

Chorus (2X)

The Remedy

Written By: Baron

Lights out cuz this is the moment
You don't like to have anyone watching us
You cry but that doesn't make it up
Tonight I vow to fix you
Oh I'll be your great affliction
So don't go make me an addiction
I see you're sick gonna create you a cure
I'll be the beast you're loving
Running back for more

Chorus (2x)
When they let you down you call me around
Make me your addiction, Make me your addiction
Just swallow it down, you'll feel better now
Make me your addiction, Make me your addiction

This love's a medicated dream
If you die out bet they'd blame it on me
That's enough give me something I can't breath
Step back it's like I'm waking on a string
If I've got to wonder why lover you're blue
Say you've got my number call me too
And I'll be everything you want me to be
And you'll see everything you need is in me

Chorus (2x)
When they let you down you call me around
Make me your addiction, Make me your addiction
Just swallow it down, you'll feel better now
Make me your addiction, Make me your addiction

Bridge
I'll be your lover
I'll be your friend
I'll be whatever you need
Just call on me
Won't you call on me

Discography

RadioHeart EP (2012)
Celebrity (2008)
Troubled Man (2004)

Set List

Varies according to Venue