That Damn Good
Born William Johnson in Indianapolis, IN. Billy has been around the hip hop scene almost since it's inception. Growing up in the Midwest Billy had an obvious West Coast preference, but it wasn't until Billy moved to the East Coast, or Florida, that he finally started chasing this dream. Billy moved to Tallahassee, FL in 1995 to attend Florida A&M University (the same university Common attended). It was there, after meeting a young Outkast, that idea of Billy Ba was born. In 1998 Billy returned to Indianapolis to discover that his good friend Aaron Cook aka A-Dubb was embarking on a rap career of his own. So at this time Billy began rhyming. Initially, Billy was only rapping to have a guest appearance on A-Dubb's project, but as Billy kept progressing it was obvious he had a gift on the mic. Soon, A-Dubb began to produce Billy's first album, Please Listen to My Demo. Billy and Aaron made hot music together, but they didn't know about the business and eventually everything fell apart. After awhile Aaron had to go a different direction in order to provide for his family, and Billy moved to Orlando, FL in 2000 on the advice of a long time friend from Tallahassee. It was in Orlando that Billy met Dameyen Emelio and in 2003 they formed Big Fire Entertainment, a Central Florida entertainment company where talent gets you ahead not some gimmick. Due to the numerous demands of running a label, work on the upcoming Billy Ba solo album has been slow. But the album, TDG (That Damn Good), is finally available.