Baby Bash & Frankie J Take a Look Back at 2003 Hit 'Suga Suga'
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Chart Rewind interview
Baby Bash’s 2003 hit “Suga Suga,” featuring Frankie J, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2003. Recently, the hip-hop & R&B artists visited the Billboard studios for a Chart Rewind interview, where they reminisced about the good old times and revealed that they actually got sued by UPS because the woman dressed up in a delivery uniform displayed a little bit too much butt cheek in the music video.
The duo, who both believe the video is super “cheesy,” stayed on the Hot 100 for 33 consecutive weeks. They recalled the magnitude of the song’s popularity, revealing that it still makes them proud to hear the tune to this day.
“It was on the radio and then people would call me and say, 'Your song is on the radio' -- every five minutes,” Baby Bash admitted. “And I was like, 'Oh my God! I can’t believe it!' Then it got to a point where like, 'Man, are they going to play it out too much? Is it going to burn out?' It never burned out.”
ABOUT BABY BASH
Ronald Ray Bryant, (born October 18, 1975) better known by his stage name Baby Bash (formerly Baby Beesh) is a Mexican-American rapper and singer. From 1995–98, he performed under the stage name Baby Beesh, as part of Dope House Records, after which he changed the last part of the name to "Bash."
His first album "Savage Dreams", was followed by On Tha Cool; and Tha Smokin' Nephew, which included the singles "Suga Suga" and "Shorty DooWop".
In 2005, Super Saucy was released, its lead single being "Baby, I'm Back", a collaboration with singer Akon. Cyclone followed in 2007, with its title single featuring T-Pain and its follow-up, "What Is It" featuring Sean Kingston, landing on the Billboard charts as well.
He has collaborated with numerous other artists during his career, such as West Coast rappers B-Legit, C-Bo, Coolio- Da'unda'dogg, E-40 and Mac Dre, R&B singers like Akon, Avant, Natalie, Bohemia, Mario, and Nate Dogg, and other Latino rappers such as Fat Joe, Nino Brown, Doll-E Girl, South Park Mexican, Frost, and Pitbull.
He continues to write lyrics for singers such as Paula DeAnda, Jennifer Hudson and Frankie J.