Streaking out of South L.A. with an electric group dynamic, Baby Stone Gorillas turn heads their new spin on the city’s rap sound. Today, the four-man rap group comprised of EkillaOffDaBlocck, 5Much, P4K, and Top5ivee shares “That’s What You Supposed To Do,” their new music video. Produced by BIP The Producer, who provides a glistening West Coast beat with a booming bassline ideal for lowriding, “That’s What You Supposed To Do” finds each of the four rappers offering pearls of street wisdom and living up to their status as heroes in their The Jungles neighborhood: “I got that bag and flipped the fin, that’s what I’m supposed to do,” says EKilla, while Top5ivee adds, “Ain’t nothin changed but made some change, that’s what you supposed to do.” In the video, the fearsome foursome posts up in a parking lot, surrounded by vintage lowriders including a souped-up, hydraulic bouncing Buick. “That’s What You Supposed To Do” is the latest video from BABYST5XNE GORILLAS, the group’s debut mixtape.
With production from L.A. mainstays like RonRonTheProducer, among others, BABYST5XNE GORILLAS remains electric throughout its 23 tracks, benefitting from the diverse styles and energies of the crew’s four emcees. The new mixtape is home to recent single “Do It Up,” an electro-funk throwback with a hook from Wallie The Sensei, as well as 22 new songs, each with the potential to become a new West Coast classic. Armed with a beat from RonRon, “Stick Squeezers” finds the BSG boys recruiting Zona Man and Slumlord Trill to tear up a sample of Too $hort & Lil Jon’s “Couldn’t Be A Better Player.” On “With That,” the four-man crew toe-tag a bass-heavy beat as they explain why they’re the coolest apes in the jungle, and on “In A Circle,” they nab BandGang Lonnie Bands to add some Detroit sauce. Though they specialize in hard-hitting street stories, BSG is equally adept at introspection, as shown in project highlights like “Keep Goin” and “Felt A Lot Of Pain.” With additional appearances from 1TakeJay, Bla$ta, and many more, BABYST5XNE GORILLAS is available everywhere via EMPIRE.
The four members of Baby Stone Gorillas have known each other since they were 10-years-old, and were friends far before they dreamed of music stardom. The rappers have distinct styles and roles: 5Much brings a hustler’s mentality and vents about his life, while EK packs the energy. P4K is the proud instigator known for slick-talking raps, while Top5ivee often comes up with B.S.G.’s catchy hooks. Last summer, the group’s self-titled video racked up views in the millions, precipitating a winning streak of viral singles.