For San Diego rapper Bakes, hip-hop was always about finding a way to express himself and his wide range of opinions in an introspective and intelligent way. Since launching his rap career right out of his college apartment in the early 2010s, he has stayed true to his craft and art, showcased through his vast discography and lyrical prowess. From the launch of his career, Bakes has received critical acclaim for his wittiness and musical production, having scored accolades that include being featured in VEVO’s “Incoming Hip-Hop” playlists with his cinematic music videos, GQ’s “10 Songs to Sweat To” playlist, and various Up and Coming Artists lists.
Growing up in the Bay Area and now based in San Diego, Bakes is an independent artist who has grown and flourished in the West-Coast rap scene. Crafting music focusing on lyrical poetry, Bakes maintains a versatile style that allows him to explore a diverse range of topics in an optimistic, reflective, and intelligent manner.
Bakes Returns With a New Massive Single “My Opinion”
The new single “My Opinion” from the rising rap star shows viable strength and a pinpoint focus rap,in the new single Bakes brings us an East Coast rap song that provides critical commentary on the state of modern rap.
Q: I love the vibe of “Divine Timing”! What is the story behind this track?
Bakes: The meaning of Divine Timing is that everything in life happens exactly when it’s supposed to. The song itself is about the different synchronicities in life and believing that this is all meant to be. I’ve been manifesting my dream, and my vision is coming to fruition.
Bakes Releases Official Video For Single “My Opinion”
For rapper and songwriter Bakes, 2021 was a year filled with project releases. He marked the year off with his album drop, followed by a couple of EPs and singles, along with music videos and visualizers. However, Bakes is no stranger to the music industry. An independent artist who launched his hip-hop career right out of his San Diego college apartment, Bakes has captured the attention of loyal hip-hop heads with his music production and lyrical wit showcased in his songwriting. He is already featured on VEVO’s “Incoming Hip-hop” playlist with his music video for “Divine Timing,” and on GQ’s “10 Songs to Sweat To” list.
Rapper Bakes Talks About His Music Coming Full Circle and His Evolution as an Artist
Rapper and songwriter Bakes has been in the independent music game since he first pursued his hip-hop career while attending college. As he wrote and recorded right out of his college apartment, Bakes captured the attention of the San Diego music scene and went on to perform as an opening act for A$AP Ferg. An artist who has evolved into a “self-contained” musician with an emphasis on lyrical wit, Bakes talents go beyond music production and writing with visual skills of his own showcased within his image and music videos.
Beating Burnout: Brandon ‘Bakes’ Baker On The 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout
In this interview series called “Beating Burnout: 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout,” we are talking to successful business leaders, HR leaders and mental health leaders who can share insights from their experience about how we can “Beat Burnout.”.
As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewingBrandon ‘Bakes’ Baker.