Baby C – Not To Be Funked With

Carl Franklin a.k.a. Baby C was born September 15 1979 in Redmond, Washington. He recalls “I started singing at a very young age around four years old my grandmother started taking me to church. The sermons were cool but what I really loved was the music”. At age fourteen, Baby C began writing his first songs, but it wasn’t until after high school that he began to really think about music as a career. And at a Fourth of July party in the summer of 1997 Baby C’s dreams became a reality when he met producer Lonnie “M.A.V.” Perrin.

The two would combine to release Baby C’s debut hit single release “Mob With Me”, which received heavy rotation on Seattle’s KUBE 93 and other local stations. The song was a top selling single and was nominated for song of the year at the First Annual Northwest Urban Music Awards. To follow up the hit single Baby C released his debut album “Not To Be Funked With” which consisted of sixteen tracks with production from M.A.V. and Steve Sherrad. “I wanted to be known for representing my town and show that in my music. It is good to have people stand up and take notice to the Seattle urban music scene” says Baby C. A scene in which hip-hop acts are offered extremely limited radio play and the harsh venue laws severely hamper their ability to perform live.

Due to limited support at times locally Baby C was still able to sustain success on the national market. His single “Mob With Me” appeared on Billboards New Talent Spotlight CD which at the time showcased promising unsigned acts. He was featured on the X-Games Hip Hop/Snowboard compilation. Baby C also has had the pleasure of performing with artists such as Busta Rhymes, Nelly, RUN DMC, Destinys Child, and even performed a live taping on the once heavily syndicated Jenny Jones show. 

Following his debut album Baby C went on to feature on several songs on the 2-0-Sickness Albulation which was Paradine Records project to showcase artists it was working with. “Not To Be Funked With” featured appearances from Sub Lim, KMC, Blak Majik, and many more.   

1. Down And Dirty
2. Bubble Up
3. In The Cut Ft Sub Lim
4. If You Want Some (Come And Get Some)
5. Chop It Up
6. Hit Me On The Hip Ft KMC
7. Not To Be Funked With
8. Kickin It All Night
9. Paper To Burn
10. Dodgin Bullets
11. Let Me Ride
12. Where The Party Jumpin
13. Slow Your Roll Ft Blak Majik
14. Mob With Me
15. We Ride Ft KMC & Blak Majik
16. Never Gotta Chizange

Baby C – Bubble Up

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Baby C – If You Want Some

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Baby C – Chop It Up

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Baby C Ft KMC – Hit Me On The Hip

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Baby C – Kickin It All Night

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Baby C – Paper To Burn

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Baby C – Dodgin Bullets

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Baby C – Mob With Me

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3 thoughts on “Baby C – Not To Be Funked With

  1. Wassup Fam? Good lookin out on the post.. Yo you down to exchange links? Btw that album is now available for digital download at Itunes,Amazon and CDbaby.com etc..and we also have limited edition copies on the way.

    Mr Mav
    Stressed Out Entertainment

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