Hustle Inspired: How Baby T Balances Music and Engineering


Harnessing the Hustle: The Journey of a Grammy-Winning Engineer Turned Artist

In a candid exchange reminiscent of a jam session with close friends, Shah Cypha and Baby T dive deep into the life, philosophy, and music of an industry virtuoso. From grappling with geographical transitions and career shifts to relishing the ripe fruits of well-earned accolades, Baby T’s narrative is a harmonious blend of passion, prowess, and unpretentious wisdom.

Staying Grounded in Gratitude

Baby T’s interview with Shah Cypha transcends the conventional artist spotlight, touching upon the profound impact of humility in one’s career. The ethos of remaining down-to-earth, despite the heights of fame and recognition achieved, resonates as a cushioning response to the abrasive rub of industry grind. Baby T reflects on the hard lessons learned from past lapses in humility, acknowledging pivotal moments like a clash with an Atlanta producer that could have jeopardized his career trajectory.

“Stay humble. Stay humble. Because I have ruined a lot of relationships not being humble.”

Drawing on this, Baby T illustrates the transformative power of humility. The importance of acknowledging others’ struggles, respecting team dynamics, and cultivating long-lasting relationships forms the foundation for sustained success. These sentiments strongly underline the core theme of Baby T’s conversation – true accomplishment comes not from individual accolades but from the ability to move and grow in harmony with those around us.

Between Beats and Broadcasts: The Versatility of Sound

Baby T’s journey is a masterclass in versatility. His transition from an engineer to an artist showcases an orchestration of skills that are both specialized and adaptable. This pivot underscores a broader commentary on the importance of embracing change and continuous learning in one’s career.

“My career takes me wherever I need to go… to create a better engineer.”

His traversal from the world of engineering into the artistic realm is not a departure but an extension – an evolution of his identity that underscores the interconnectedness of various creative disciplines.

The conversation abounds with anecdotes and insights into how a strong foundation in sound engineering has empowered Baby T to approach his artistic endeavors with a unique perspective, one that blends technical prowess with artistic sensitivity. Indeed, his narrative serves as an allegory for the broader implications of adaptable skillsets in creative industries.

Crafting Stories Through Sound: The Making of ‘Prodigal Son’

When Baby T discusses his creative process for his album “The Prodigal Son,” listeners get a rare behind-the-scenes look at what it truly means to craft a narrative through sound.

“…icon, then misunderstood…But all this time, you’re still worrying about yesterday instead of celebrating today.”

His meticulous approach to composition, inspired by personal stories and conceptual frameworks, is a compelling reminder that the most impactful art often stems from a place of authenticity and intention. Baby T breaks down the album track by track, revealing the thoughtful consideration behind each song that contributes to the album’s overall narrative – a poignant reflection on self-discovery and introspection.

Through personal anecdotes and transparent retrospectives, Baby T guides us through a sonic landscape that is carefully curated to resonate with listeners on a deeply personal level. These revelations not only provide a blueprint for aspiring artists but also illustrate the soul-stirring power of music when used as a conduit for personal storytelling.

Baby T’s approach to his album serves as a model for integrating life’s lessons into one’s craft. The Prodigal Son, an evocative title laden with biblical connotations, encapsulates the prodigious return of Baby T to the realm of music with an offering that challenges both the artist and listener to confront their own narratives.

The journey and wisdom of Baby T, as shared in the profound conversation with Shah Cypha, presents a compelling tapestry of realities in the music industry. It is an intricate interplay of humility, technical acuity, and the art of storytelling. Through direct quotations and nuanced observations, Baby T’s tales become more than a personal account; they impart universal truths that resonate within the chambers of aspiring artists and industry veterans alike. As Baby T continues to redefine his path, both behind the soundboard and in the spotlight, his insights beacon those who dare to dream and hustle inspired.


Introducing Big Hulk the heart of Franklin, Louisiana


Thank You for spending time with The Grynd Report. Please Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from?

My name is Scott Burdett. My stage name is “Big Hulk“, which was given to me by some former band mates some years ago. I’m from a small town in southern Louisiana called Franklin.

Describe what it was like growing up in your city?

Growing up in Franklin was great for me. I had a really diverse group of friends – and I’m still cool with a lot of them today. We grew up playing sports all day, riding bikes all over town, drinking out hoses – normal country stuff. We had some tough times too, but we had way more good than bad – mostly because we made it that way. My town has some ways about it, but it’s home and I wouldn’t trade it for anywhere else.

When did you decide to get into the music business and why?

I started doing music back in high school, probably around the age of 14. Started playing guitar at 16. I got into the business because music is my hobby. Music has put me on stages and in rooms with some great people, and I’ll forever be thankful for that. I got into the industry as the lead guitarist and rapper/vocalist for Undivided Band. For reasons I won’t get into, I left the band. When I left, I was still in writing mode. I grabbed some beats from a couple producers I know, started writing, and the rest is history. Rap and Hip Hop have always been my first loves, so I’m really excited to see where this new journey will take me.

Talk to us about the concept of your latest release Tick Tock?

“Tick Tock” came about in kind of a weird way. You see all the dance challenges on TikTok and the other social media platforms. I was listening to a beat and scrolling through social media and came across a video where the girl was dancing to a song called “Throw Dat A** in a Circle”. I might be dating myself since most people don’t use analog clocks anymore, but I got to thinking in my head “throw that a** in a circle like a clock – tick tock, tick tock…” I wrote the hook, and after that it took about 30 minutes or so to finish the rest of the song. It is an up tempo dance song. More than likely there will be a “Tick Tock” challenge coming after the release on March 29th. Get ready ladies. 26 and up, start stretching NOW!

How Would You Describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

I would say that my music is like a good gumbo. It is truly a sum of its parts. Growing up in south Louisiana, I had a lot of musical influences, so I had a lot to draw from. With that being said, I make whatever the beat tells me to make. If I hear a dance track, I’m making a dance track. If I hear it telling a story, I’ll tell a story. If it’s talking noise, I’m talking noise. Sometimes I might get on a kick where I’ll make a track that sounds like it’s straight from Houston. I even have a couple where I bust out the guitar. I said all that to say – I have something for everyone. Grab a bowl and enjoy some gumbo!

Talk to us about your work outside of the music Business?

Outside of the music business, I’m going into my 12th year as a teacher and coach. I started my career in my hometown at Franklin Jr. High. I’m currently in my second year at another school in St. Mary Parish called Centerville High School. I coach junior high football and baseball, and high school football and basketball. My kids are some of my best supporters. I try out new songs on my high school kids. I know they’ll give me the real if it’s good or not. Anyone with kids knows they don’t care what comes out of their mouth. I love them for it though. It is my goal to be able to use my music to make life better for the kids in my community. Some of them don’t have the best situations at home, and I’ll do anything I can to help them make it out.

What do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

When people hear my music I want them to feel like they’re getting an experience. Even with songs like “Tick Tock” I want them to be able to visualize the lyrics – like they’re watching a music video even though there isn’t one. I want people to know that the guy they’re listening to had fun making the track they’re hearing. Lastly, I hope that they feel the freedom I feel making the music. Too many people are afraid to pursue their passions because of fear of what others will think. I am pursuing my passion unapologetically – and I can only hope hearing me do that causes someone else to feel free to pursue theirs. We all deserve our release from this crazy world we live in.

What is your definition of Grynd?

I can sum up “Grynd” in one of my favorite quotes.

“Don’t make excuses, make s*** happen.”

Either find a way, or make one.

What can we expect from Big Hulk in the Future

I’m constantly working on new music. My song “You’re Not Alone” with my good friend Adolph “AdoSoul” Davis released on February 23rd. I have a track with Spitta from Baton Rouge dropping March 8th. My album “Swamp Stories” will be coming out March 29th. I’ll be writing and releasing singles and more than likely another album before the end of the year. I have a couple podcasts and radio interviews lined up. I really hope I can get on some shows while I’m off over the summer. I traveled across the south with the band, and I’d love to do it again with my own music. Anyone wanting to stay up to date or wanting more information can sign up for my mailing list on

Any Shoutouts?

God for the talent. My parents for always supporting me. My producers for the first album BeatFreak and Mikki Gunz. My engineers Teyrance “Titan” Alfred and Eddie Bodin. My students at CHS and former students at FJH and FHS. Anyone who chooses to take this journey with me. All the people who can’t support me in public because they talk about me in private. My bro Showstoppa Da Real Sick Patient – been solid since I met him and we got a track on the album together. And lastly to Grynd Work Enterprises/The Grynd Report. Hopefully we can work together again soon. Salute to y’all and keep doing what y’all are doing.

B.Ankha talks about relationship honesty, communication, and barriers in premiere video for “Mind Games.”


A relationship between a man and a woman can be a complicated one, and in that relationship, there are usually a list of things that can quickly turn a good vibe to a bad vibe. Communication, frustration and being defensive can be some things on that list.

On Feb 2nd, 2024, at 6pm Eastern, the world of music got to witness B.Ankha premiere the exclusive visual for her latest single title “Mind Games”. Through her soulful voice she describes her experience with her significant other and that he has pain to come to terms with.

Mind Games breaks down her frustration with this type of behavior and no matter what she does, she is not getting through. In this relationship, she can’t and will not be the blame for the trauma’s that he faces while at the same time recognizing her own triggers.

Mind Games was produced by Haysuse with incredible visuals by Wonton Designz, so if you haven’t had the opportunity to see this masterpiece yet, you need to tune in now.

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Trippy Juice’s Professionalism: Setting the Standard for Artists in the Music Business



In the world of music, success is often measured by talent, hard work, and the ability to overcome obstacles. Trippy Juice, a rising artist from Broward County, Florida, embodies all of these qualities and more. In a recent interview on the On The Grynd Live podcast, Trippy Juice shared his inspiring story of resilience and determination, shedding light on his journey from a life in prison to becoming a respected artist and entrepreneur. Throughout the interview, Trippy Juice emphasized the importance of staying true to oneself, giving back to the community, and never giving up on one’s dreams. Let’s delve deeper into the main themes discussed in the interview and explore their implications for Trippy Juice’s career and the music industry as a whole.

Trippy Juice: The Brand and the Journey

Trippy Juice’s journey as an artist began with the creation of his unique brand. The origin of his name, a combination of “Trippy” and “Juice,” reflects his personality and his ability to bring a fresh perspective to the music industry. Trippy Juice explained that the name was given to him by a friend who recognized his punctuality and attention to detail. From the start, Trippy Juice knew that he wanted to be more than just an artist; he wanted to be a brand. He recognized the importance of standing out in a crowded industry and embraced his individuality.

“I’m the only one. I’m very, very… I’m the only one. I’m very, very important to my team for that aspect.” – Trippy Juice

The Music: A Lifelong Passion

Trippy Juice’s passion for music began at a young age, thanks to his grandmother who introduced him to hip-hop. He recalled receiving his first hip-hop albums, including 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” and the “Mouse” soundtrack, at the age of five. These albums ignited his love for music and set him on a path towards becoming an artist. However, it wasn’t until the age of 21 that Trippy Juice decided to take his music career seriously. He realized that he had the potential to make a difference and pursued his dreams with unwavering determination.

“I think the last four years has really been me taking it serious into another level.” – Trippy Juice

The Power of Multiple Hats

Trippy Juice’s journey as an artist is not limited to his music. He has also established himself as a multi-talented individual, wearing multiple hats in the music industry. As an engineer, producer, and performer, Trippy Juice has honed his skills and become an invaluable asset to his team. His ability to produce, engineer, and provide creative input sets him apart from other artists and allows him to maintain full control over his music.

“I make all their music… I make all their music. I’m very important to my team for that aspect.” – Trippy Juice

Giving Back to the Community

One of the most inspiring aspects of Trippy Juice’s journey is his commitment to giving back to the community. Despite facing his own challenges, Trippy Juice recognizes the importance of helping others and making a positive impact. He recently organized an event in which he and his team provided gifts to children in need, ensuring that they had a memorable Christmas. Trippy Juice believes that artists have a responsibility to use their platform to make a difference and uplift those around them.

“For me to make it possible for another mom to not have to explain to her child why they didn’t have Christmas, that means the world to me.” – Trippy Juice

The Road Ahead: Album and Tour

Trippy Juice’s upcoming album, “Trip Season, Volume One,” is set to be a game-changer in his career. With a star-studded lineup of features and a diverse range of tracks, the album aims to solidify Trippy Juice’s position as a top-tier artist. He plans to embark on a nationwide tour, hitting as many cities as possible and introducing his unique sound to new audiences. Trippy Juice’s dedication to his craft and his relentless work ethic are sure to propel him to new heights of success.

“I’m very excited… I think the reason is because I’ve come to this understanding, and the understanding is that it’s not me being what people can like. It’s me being the star.” – Trippy Juice


Trippy Juice’s journey from a life in prison to becoming a respected artist and entrepreneur is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. His unique brand, unwavering passion for music, and ability to wear multiple hats have set him apart in the industry. Moreover, his commitment to giving back to the community and using his platform for positive change is truly inspiring. As Trippy Juice prepares to release his highly anticipated album and embark on a nationwide tour, the future looks bright for this rising star. With his talent, work ethic, and dedication to his craft, Trippy Juice is poised to make a lasting impact on the music industry and beyond.

Rich Boy Youngn Talks Music, Branding, and the Grynd in Exclusive Interview

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Rich Boy Youngn, a talented artist and entrepreneur, shares his journey in the music industry and his passion for creating. He discusses the origin of his name and how he got into music. With a background in playing instruments and reading music, he has a unique perspective on creating songs. He talks about his process of choosing beats and working with producers to create the perfect sound. Rich Boy Youngn also discusses his experiences with performing and the importance of practice. He shares the story behind his collaboration with OG Bigga Rankin and the process of shooting the music video for their song “Nothin.” He emphasizes the importance of branding and how he uses his brand to elevate his music and represent his city. Rich Boy Youngn also talks about his other ventures outside of music, such as buying land and opening a car lot. He shares his definition of grynd and the biggest lesson he has learned in the music industry.

Unveiling the Grit and Glory of Midwest Music: Windy 2 Day Indy is On The Grynd Live


Welcome to the heartland of the Midwest, where the beat resonates with the stories of ambition, originality, and raw talent. It’s time to tune in to the electrifying On The Grynd Live podcast, where we delve deep into the world of Windy 2 Da Indy artist Peru Brigante and Dezel, the dynamic duo representing the vibrant music scene of the midwest.

In this exclusive interview, Windy 2Da Indy invite us into their world, offering an unfiltered glimpse into their journey. They unravel the very fabric of their music, emphasizing their commitment to authenticity and the pride they take in penning their own lyrical masterpieces. What’s more intriguing is their evolution, transitioning from using industry beats to crafting original compositions, each resonating with a sound that’s uniquely their own.

As the conversation unfolds, the duo gives credit to their producer, Roy, for weaving beats that serve as the backbone of their sonic identity. They passionately discuss their influences, weaving a rich tapestry of sounds that have shaped their artistry. But their story doesn’t stop there. Windy 2 Da Indy are on a relentless pursuit of creative expansion, delving into clothing, production, and even storytelling through a captivating documentary.

The significance of performance, the thrill of releasing music, and the euphoria of hearing their track “Bang” pulsate through the airwaves are moments etched in their journey. It’s a testament to their commitment to their craft, the unyielding belief in their art, and the infectious energy they bring to the stage.

But what truly sets this duo apart is their unshakable belief in the concept of “grinding.” Their unwavering work ethic, their burning passion, and their refusal to settle for anything less than excellence are the cornerstones of their philosophy. Windy 2Da Indy’s vision extends beyond their own artistry, with plans to collaborate and uplift fellow artists, fostering a community built on mutual support and collective success.

Jae Grind describes his trauma and rage in new single “Hate”


In the 5 years, Bronx artist Jae Grind has been in the music business, he has experienced multiple things in life that has evolved him into the man that he is today. His new single “Hate” which explains his past trauma, rage, hate, violence, fighting, and more. Released under the album title “Monster” Jae Grind made sure you understood his pain.

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Windy 2Da Indy deliver “Killer Talk” to the streets.


Hip Hop over the years has taken many turns and as it evolved, music itself means something different to everyone who listens to it. For listeners who also make music for the world, they see hip hop in a different light. They see it as an opportunity to tell their story. They see it as a way to deliver a message, and mostly a way to show their talent. To do that you have to talk your talk or as Windy 2Da Indy would say “Killer Talk”.

Windy 2Da Indy is a 2-man group made up of Dezel & Peru Brigante hailing from Chicago and Indianapolis. These Midwest artists bring 14 plus years of pure hip hop talent and consistently put themselves in position to showcase their talent. With their new single “Killer Talk” produced by Roy Rohan described by the team as “lyrical, aggressive representing the Midwest as well as our cities”, Windy 2Da Indy take hardcore lyrics and deliver to the streets what hip hop was missing for a while now, Authenticity.

Peru Brigante and Dezel put together a record that has that beat knocker vibe, Midwest twist and sharp lyrics. The Engineering and production on this record is top notch. No chorus needed when you deliver precise lyrics with a self-explanatory message. “Killer Talk” did what it was supposed to do, deliver. The record is currently spinning exclusively on Power 107.6 The Truth & The Hype 87.3.

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[New Music] “Bread Up” by Bella Bae @_tharealbella


Buck Town’s own, Bella Bae is thrilled to announce the release of her new music video for her breakout single “Bread Up” directed by LiveSosa. The track is a sound that celebrates women on their grind, offering a different approach than the usual objectifying messages directed towards ladies in today’s industry.

The song emphasizes the importance of getting paid, however, it highlights the fact that women don’t always have to present themselves in a sweet light, especially when it comes to earning income. The result is an empowering anthem that serves as an inspiration to female bosses worldwide.

The video premiered on May 5th, and makes a splash with its sassy, catchy beat and uplifting message. Bella Bae brings her unique style, cadence and energy to the performance while LiveSosa cleverly directs the video to reflect the lyrics and melody of the song.

Bella Bae, born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a rising star in the music industry whose sound pays homage to the Deep South’s authentic musical stylings. From Hip Hop to RnB, Bella’s delivery over uptempo, fast-paced beats ensure that every track is an emotive and unforgettable experience.

With the release of “Bread Up,” Bella Bae is pushing the boundaries and breaking the mold of what it means to be a female artist. She plans to continue spreading her empowering message and inspiring audiences all around the world.

For more information about Bella Bae and her music, visit her website and social media pages.

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Greg DiNero officially one of the Hottest DJ/Producers in the business @djgregdinero


WHO IS Greg DiNero

Greg DiNero is one of the Tri-State area’s hottest Dj/Producers. His roots begin from the early age of just seven when his dad bought him his first turntable. His drive and dedication, to not only advance his career, but to also give back to the culture is what has earned him his many notable accomplishments at such a young age of just twenty seven.

These accomplishments include Landing two radio residencies at age 22 on B98.5 and Non Fiction Radio, working with artists like Stitches, Famous Dex, Sean Kingston, NBA Youngboy,, 2Milly, producing audio for a PUMA Commercial and racking up a whopping one hundred million plus views on Youtube and Spotify for his production. After signing a management deal in 2018 with “LOUIE KNOWS”, an affiliate of Atlantic Records, Rich Forever Gang, and 300 Ent. Greg continues to work hard toward his goals.

Greg DiNero works hard to maintain a friendly reputation amongst his peers and in the Tri-State music scene.

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Where are you from?

I am from the Jersey Shore! Toms River NJ, there is no place like it!!

Why did you first start making music?

When I was young, like 7, my dad brought me to Atlantic City. I saw a dj cutting it up on turntables for the first time, so that Christmas I got turntables. Fell in love with djing. When I was in high school I used to dj “Teen Nights” basically night clubs would have nights where the party was for age 13-18. While djing the teen nights I realized I was pretty much just promoting other peoples music, so I wanted to make
my own. Thats what start my production, probably around age 18.

Talk me through your creative process.

I try not to have a process.. with music its really just about creating a vibe in the studio, or in your headphones and going with that vibe. Most of the time when you try to over think it, nothing good comes from it. So my creative process is pretty much creating a solid vibe in the studio.

Who would you say inspired you the most?

Scott Storch has always my idol. I grew up listening to his production! It was impossible not to, the guy dominated the producer world! As I got older I really dug deep into his story and how much of a work horse he was! Hes so inspiring. I have actually gotten the chance to link up with him a few times! Amazingly humble dude too!

Whats the best advice you received?

Nothing is handed to you, it doesnt happen over night, trust the process. Those are some of the notable pieces of advice I have gotten. Its all true its every man for themselves out here and it takes a LOT OF WORK and A LOT OF TIME!

How would you describe the music that you create?

Production placement wise, rap, all styles of rap. As far as my personal projects, anything that would go crazy in the club while djing. Dancehall, pop, rap. My main focus for my personal projects is to make a fun record I can play out.

What would you have done differently if you knew what you knew now?

I wouldve focused harder, not paid women any attention, kept my circle real tight and locked in on my goals. When i was younger I was too worried about being lit and hooking up and clout chasing… I am locked in now I just wish I was sooner.

Whats the most important show you have played to date?

Its a three way tie. The first time playing at Harrahs Pool Bar in Atlantic City was awesome because I used to dream about playing there when I was a teenager. The first time on the radio was obviously special. And the first time in LA. They are all special in their own way

If you could change anything about the industry what would it be?

TALENT OVER CLOUT! Stop making talentless viral weirdos be famous rappers!!!!

What do you want your legacy to be? How do you want to be remembered?

I want to be remembered as the man that can do it all! I am a family man, I want to be the kickass dad to my sons but also the dj who’s the life of the party and makes hit records!