In life, we are often blessed with one great talent per family. Other times, the lineage reproduces itself. In New Orleans, a city rich in musical and cultural history, it gives birth to several creatives. Particularly, The Heat Magazine is honored to share the story of “G Baby” with our readers. She represents and continues a musical legacy started by her father, Warren Mayes. Mayes, a New Orleans rap pioneer and club promoter, was instrumental in the development of the hip hop and bounce scene in New Orleans. Years later, the world is blessed to hear from “daddy’s little girl.”
The Heat Magazine: How long have you been rapping?
G Baby: I started at the age of 13.
The Heat Magazine: What type of artists inspire you?
G Baby: My inspiration comes from my father Warren Mayes who was known as a legend of bounce music. His number 1 hit record, “Get It Girl” in the early 90’s paved the way for me. After being around the industry, I decided that’s what I wanted to do.
The Heat Magazine: What’s your vision as an artist?
G Baby: As an artist I would like my fans to look at me as a young professional who worked hard to get where I am today. I want people to know my work all over the United States.
The Heat Magazine: What’s the title of your hottest single?
G Baby: The title of my hottest single is ”Get it Girl”. It’s a new version. It’s taking off on radio. My inspiration behind the remix is to let the ladies on their grind know to get it by any means.
The Heat Magazine: What separates you from other female artists?
G Baby: I’m not trying to be like any other artist. My flow is natural and laid back. I keep it 100.
The Heat Magazine: What are some of your hobbies?
G Baby: Some of my hobbies are playing basketball, performing, shopping, rapping, and being a wonderful mother to my 2 year old son Cash.
The Heat Magazine: Describe your style.
G Baby: My style is my own. I am myself. I’m original. I thank all older females that paved the way. I have performed at most of the clubs in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
The Heat Magazine: Tell us about some experiences between you and your father.
G Baby: My father was a hardworker and whatever he did, he gave his all. Watching him made his daughter want to grind even harder and respect the hustle.
The Heat Magazine: How has living in New Orleans impacted your life and music?
G Baby: Living here in New Orleans makes you want to strive hard, work hard to make it in life. We are at the bottom of the map and some people feel that way about New Orleans people.
The Heat Magazine: Do you feel any pressure to walk in your father’s shoes as an artist?
G Baby: No, but I am thankful my father opened up doors for me.
The Heat Magazine: Education: How important is it? Did it affect your music career?
G Baby: Education is number one. Without knowledge, you have nothing. My music didn’t affect my schooling because I knew school had to come first.
The Heat Magazine: Community: How do you feel about it? How will you help?
G Baby: My community is still continuing to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. I would like to be able to give back to the people who need it.
The Heat Magazine: Share something with your fans that only you could.
G Baby: Something I want my fans to know is to be true to yourself and keep God first. Prayers go up and blessings come down. Believe that.
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