Mixtape: B.A. The Great – Cross Town
The ATL Lyricist Makes a Promising Splash with His New Mixtape, Complete With Raucous Club Anthems and Street Tales
Earning the praise of some of the biggest names in ATL’s rap scene with his stark honesty and gruff lyricism, B.A. The Great is one of his city’s most exciting new talents. Collecting eleven tracks that span the trap spectrum, B.A. The Great announces Cross Town, his first mixtape, premiered by HipHopDX. Ricocheting from hard-nosed club tracks like the lead single “Trap Krazy,“ premiered in September by HYPEBEAST and with a video premiered by Dirty-Glove Bastard, to loyalty anthems like the HipHopDX-premiered “Bus Patna,” to introspective boom-bap like the Biggie Smalls-sampling opening track “Everyday Struggle,” Cross Town is an impressive debut. Packed with pearls of wisdom and rhythmic hooks, Cross Town tells a story of redemption, detailing the lengths B.A. forced himself to go through to keep himself alive. Executive produced by Mike WiLL Made It and featuring production from Mike WiLL, Go Grizzly, Lo Get Em, Few Beats, and others, Cross Town is a promising and absorbing project from one of the ATL scene’s most incisive trap lyricists.
Says B.A. The Great: “I couldn’t have done this without my city and without Mike WiLL. I just want to thank everybody that help me get me to this point. To the people standing on the corner, or going through struggles everyday, and for the everyday hustlers… this is your soundtrack.”
Check out the HipHopDX premiere: https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.49392/title.dxclusive-b-a-the-great-debuts-cross-town-mixtape-executive-produced-by-mike-will-made-it
Cross Town tracklist:
1) Everyday Struggle [Produced by Few Beats] 2) Lord Forgive Me [Produced by Lo Get Em] 3) Anyway [Produced by Go Grizzly] 4) Bus Patna [Produced by Few Beats] 5) Trap Krazy [Produced by Lo Get Em] 6) Nah Fr [Produced by Trap Fanatics] 7) The Last Supper [Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and Resource (Eardrummers)] 8) Day 1 [Produced by Cash Clay Beats] 9) 220 Drip [Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and 30 Roc (Eardrummers)] 10) Walked In [Produced by Young Bless] 11) Ballin [Produced by Andre Moss, Scooly (Eardrummers), Glo, and Bobo Swae] 12) Certified [Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and 30 Roc (Eardrummers)]
B.A. The Great Background:
B.A. The Great represents a new voice in the Atlanta scene, and he has the blessing of Mike WiLL Made It. His upcoming mixtape Cross Town is an 12-track project filled with hard-nosed raps about turning a page in life and rising above life’s inexplicably unfair disadvantages. Released by EMPIRE, Cross Town arrives on October 26th.
“Bus Patna”: https://youtu.be/TO5RjRNW1QM
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/ba-the-great/