Meet Bryant Batiste also known as Bap. Bap is an upcoming rapper from Houston, Texas. Rapping for only a year now, Bap released his first project titled Stay Focused. Bap was able to share his life story and create a project with his fans in mind giving them a chance to put on “his size 13 vans” and take a walk into his life.
Stay Focused is my debut project, it’s a look into my life. I’m very personal and honest on this project because I feel like the same things I go through could be relatable to somebody else. Even when life is going rough, stay focused! Once you hit the bottom, the only place you can go is up. Rapping is the only thing I believe in. I honestly believe it’s my calling. I’m putting my all in it at this point, I quit my job, and dropped out of school. I’m betting my whole life on this and I know I will hit my numbers. I’m very good at it. I’m getting better every verse.
Released Christmas Day 2017, Bap shared his project Stay Focused with the world. Bap describes himself as a rapper that can’t be put in a box and shares some of his artist inspirations.
Metaphorically, lyrically, and energetically, I’m different than anybody you’ve ever heard. I go hard every bar. Every line I spit I want you to feel it. I’m a great rapper but even better performer. Probably one of the best in the world. I’m up in conversation with Chris Brown, Usher, and Bruno Mars. If Michael Jackson was alive I’ll give him a run for his money. I believe I’m up there in all seriousness. I feel like I put it all on the stage, and my energy is unmatched.
Stay Focused is a solo project created by Bap, an album with no features. Bap wanted his fans to hear an album with just his voice. With the help of some of his producers Ju Hendrix and Cowboy Jones, Bap was able to do just that. Giving his fans a 6 track project, pouring his heart out from the first track to the last.
Bap gets personal in sharing his life story. Diving in on the first track inspired by his little sister, Bap featured her on the intro song titled ‘Jimya.’
She is my whole world. I love her with everything in me. Her expectations are high of me and although I haven’t set the best example, she understands me chasing my dreams. She believe in me and I can’t let her down.
From his relationship with his parents to being homeless, Bap wants his fans to know to never give up and stay focused.
I knew the goal was to make it through out all of the stuff I’ve been through in life. I feel like it is part of my story that’s already written for me to make it. I’m not okay with being just good enough. I wanna be the best I can possibly be. I don’t put a limit on myself because I want the world. The main subject throughout the whole project is to never give up no matter how bad it gets cause’ it could always be worse. I’m a free agent and I want ‘the trophy.’ In order to get it, I know I gotta Stay Focused. I’m not just doing this for me, I’m doing this for my family, my cousins locked up and my friends that didn’t make it to see today. R.I.P. J-Mou, Tony, Lil Greg, Big Tray.
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