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Mexico Baby launches new club-banger ‘Diddy’
ALBANY, GA – When Robert McCluster was a young boy growing up on the streets of Ashburn, Georgia, he used to listen to a lot of hip-hop legend Young Scooter. His catchphrase was “Little Mexico,” and as a young boy who’s skin tone often had him mistaken as being from Latino decent, McCluster always would chuckle whenever he’d hear Young Scooter say the line. It caught on with other people in his life, and eventually McCluster was known around town and amongst friends as Mexico Baby.
The name has stuck and today he’s launching a music career under the stage name Mexico Baby. Though he started rapping soon after hearing Young Scooter and being impressed by the legend Michael Jackson during his youth, it wasn’t until age 19 that he began taking rap seriously. A run-in with the law was what woke him up, and during some time in jail he began to write his life experiences and feelings into song lyrics. By the time he was released he had an archive of good songs ready to be recorded.
“My style is different, with different vibes and different topics,” he said. “I do rap a lot about money and females, but every story that comes out of my mouth is the truth. When you hear my music you can know I’m for real.”
Mexico Baby said his mother has been a big influence in his life – helping him pick up the pieces of his life after being released from jail and encouraging him to pursue his dreams of being a professional musician. He also points to Gucci Man as a huge musical inspiration. His new single, “Diddy,” is one that came out of a combination of those influences and his own personal experiences. It’s a club vibe that will make listeners bob their heads, but it has a deeper message that Mexico Baby said he hopes people will pay attention to so as to avoid the mistakes he’s made.
“I wrote the song because I was on the way back from jail and I had a lot on my mind,” he said. “In the song I’m doing what I’m trying to get out of doing. I hope people appreciate the work I’ve put into it. I just want to be the best I can be and to go down in history as one of the best. I know what I’m capable of, and I just want to be known as being myself and making music that encourages others to be themselves and not try to be like anybody else.”