King B.A.V. was on the first round ballot for the Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year for “Behind The Wall.” King B.A.V. was on the first round ballot for the Grammy nominations for the song Arnold Vs. Arnold. King B.A.V. and the "Rhyme Bomb!" CD were also on the first round ballot for the Grammy nominations, in four categories: Best Rap Album, Album of The Year, and Best New Artist. Also, the producer of “Rhyme Bomb!” was nominated for producer of the Year.
On his current release “Behind The Wall” King B.A.V. provides an autobiographical account of the highs and lows of his life, prior to, during, and since the success of his two previous CDs. King B.A.V.’s hard-hitting rhymes and beats let you know that he hasn’t mellowed. From the Intro to the last bonus track you are taken on a high-speed adventure with the King of Rap. The single, “On The Mic” has an infectious bassline coupled with King B.A.V.’s laid-back delivery, which translates into a high-powered street anthem that will be pumping out of the speakers of every car and SUV in America.
On his last release “Rhyme Bomb!” King B.A.V. mixes hard hitting reality checking vocals, slamming top forty hip/hop beats along with a laid back jazz flow to create a masterpiece that displays his versatility. As you can tell from the 17 songs on this CD, King B.A.V. is a great storyteller who pulls the listener into a song by turning auditory sounds into visual images. Take a ride on a high-speed thriller as the King and his crew take you from the fast lane to death row.
King B.A.V.’s debut, "Violence Is Golden" spawned two singles, “Give It All To Me” and “Together In My Dreams,” which are being played on Top 100 Arbitron rated radio stations across the country including many of the popular KISS FMs and are on the “New Music Weekly” and “Friday Morning Quarterback” charts. King B.A.V.’s CDs are currently being played nationwide on XM Satellite Radio and on Radio Free Virgin and can be downloaded at music.msn.com.
The track “A Day In The Life…of The King” describes the rigorous schedule of touring and the excitement of chillin’ with the King. “I Got Juice” is a song that demands respect by stating, “You better get back, ‘cause you know I got juice.” “I’ll Take Your Girl Too” outlines the importance of having respect for women. Its contagious hook, will have the listener repeatedly singing this song long after they have heard it. “All’s Well In Hell” depicts a jailbreak and the seriousness of crime on our society. Lastly, the ballads “Give It All To Me”, and “Together In My Dreams” match a jazz like sound to King B.A.V.’s sensual vocals to create a romantic atmosphere.
“Behind The Wall” “Rhyme Bomb!” and “Violence Is Golden” are currently being sold in-store by Super D. They are also available at Internet music sites including Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, iTunes, Bestbuy.com, SamGoody.com,Yahoo.com, Virginmega.com, CD Baby, The Orchard, Sonicnet.com, Artistdirect.com, Target.com, HMV.com, FYE.com, CD Now, Music Boulevard, CD Universe, and Buy.com. King B.A.V. is distributed by Alliance Entertainment Corp., Baker & Taylor, Inc., and Arrow Distributing Company.
While touring, King B.A.V. performed in front of 3,000 fans at the world famous Del Mar Fair. Over the last four years, King B.A.V. has had nearly 40 songs played on Ison Live Radio in Australia and Europe. Four tracks cracked their Top 10, including one at #1 and each week they average 948,267 listeners. King B.A.V.'s videos are available on Youtube. This has provided a multitude of international fame for King B.A.V.
King B.A.V. was nominated for Best Rap Artist and Best Rap Album at a past San Diego Music Awards and the song “I Rock” was nominated for Best Rap Song of the Year at the Just Plain Folks’ Awards. King B.A.V. has received a special award by ASCAP eight years in a row.
King B.A.V. was born in Chicago, Illinois. He now makes his home in San Diego, California. He began writing songs at the age of 12. King B.A.V. was the founding member, songwriter, and lead rapper for the group “Positive Touch”. King B.A.V. left “Positive Touch” to focus on his solo career. King B.A.V.’s EP “I Rock” received national attention when Gavin and Impact both included a favorable review of the CD in their trade magazines.