There are many versions of the song A Bay Bay by Hurricane Chris. On the official A Bay Bay Ratchet Remix, an all star cast lyrically shredded this instrumental. As you already know, Hurricane Chris did it real big with this track, but when he recruited the likes of Lil Boosie, The Game, Birdman, E-40, Angie Locc (of Lava House Records), and Jadakiss, he took his game to the next level. If you copped his 51/50 album, then you would know that the original track was from that project.
This track spread like wildfire across the country when it was first featured on hip hop radio stations. The reason that Hurricane Chris called up Lil Boosie Bad Azz for the remix is because they are both from Louisiana and know what it’s like down south. The other artists are mostly just because they wanted to extend the remix and get a full cast of talent. This song samples a song called “Forget What Ya Heard” by MC Ren. The original music video for the non-remix was done right in the Cedar Grove neighborhood with a lot of locals.
There were other remixes to this song done by the likes of Pitbull, Chingo Bling, and Big Kuntry King, but they are not official. If you watch the music video to the official Ratchet Remix of A Bay Bay, you will see not only the artists that are listed on the track, but you will also get to see a couple appearances from Pitbull and Lil Jon in the background, some people have claimed that Sheek Louch (of D-Block) also showed up to appear in the video with Jadakiss; he is only shown in white for about a second though. Make sure to go out and cop this track because it costs less than one dollar and you get over seven minutes of dope music (a great value for the low price).
Hurricane Chris – A Bay Bay (Ratchet Remix) [Music Video] – The Game, Lil Boosie, E-40, Birdman, Angie Locc, Jadakiss
A lot of people like to spell the track “Ay Bay Bay,” but the official spelling does not have the letter “y” after that of “a.” In case you don’t already know, there was an official mixtape released in 2009 by both Hurricane Chris and Lil Boosie called “Category 7: A Bad Azz Hurricane.” If you are a fan of these artists, then consider this tape a must-have; it is among the best releases prior to 2010.