baron. is an American (producer/songwriter/singer/lyricist) releasing his sophmore project 'Celebrity' July 11, 2008. The album features production work from Belief, The Oracle, and baron. with guest appearances from Queen GodIs, Nhojj, Infinite, and Uche.
baron.'s goal of the album was to "dissect the celebrity phenomenon lyrically and sonically as well as give listeners a view into my life." The album borrows influences from ol' school hip-hop, dub, dance-hall, new wave, glam rock, and electronica to name a few. A genres mash-up may make it difficult to classify but with it's appealing edge listeners will spot the influences and dance anyway. "The cool thing is that I found it easy to write these songs. The patterns are a little off but so am I."
“Celebrity” is filled with music designed to make you think while you sweat. "I liken it to a dance-club with 3 floors. Tears and heartache on the first floor; sex and sexuality on the second floor; and then there is VIP. Where in VIP you can relax and enjoy all of what you’ve been through because it’s made you who you are right now."
"The sound developed as I developed because I was new to everything; songwriting, beat making, producing, everything. Therefore I had no template to follow except for the music I liked and the stuff going on in my head."