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B-Nasty
B-Nasty at Metro City 2016 3.jpg
B-Nasty at Metro City
Background information
Birth nameAlexander James Ritchie Barnes
Born (1992-07-10) 10 July 1992 (age 27)
Middle Swan, Western Australia, Australia
OriginPerth
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009 - Present
LabelsDough Related Productions
Associated actsGerald Walker, Ghostface Killah, DJ Symphony, GZA
Websiteb-nastymusic.com.au

Alexander James Ritchie Barnes (born 10 July 1992), best known by his stage name B-Nasty is an Australian rapper, songwriter and record producer, actor and entrepreneur. B-Nasty has worked with artists such as Bangs, Gerald Walker, DJ Symphony, GZA and Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan and performed with Lil Eazy-E and DJ Yella of N.W.A and Stonebwoy.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

1992–2014: Early life & career beginnings[edit | edit source]

B-Nasty was born in Middle Swan and was raised with a middle-class background in Midland, Western Australia. He was accepted cross-boundary into Perth Modern School in suburban Subiaco, Western Australia after being accepted into the schools music program for playing classical guitar.[2]

Freestyle rapping from his home computer in 2009, B-Nasty started to craft his unique flow with heavy influences from East Coast Rap such as Red Café, Diddy, Jay-Z and Fabolous.[3] He recorded each song of his EP, The Beginning EP one at a time also releasing them one at a time over the years . Whilst in the process of recording the EP at 2PM Records he met Perth sound engineer Erban Terra who recorded, mixed and mastered all of his EP and subsequently coached him.[4] B-Nasty first performed in 2015 at The Civic Hotel, Inglewood, Western Australia.[5]

2015-2016: The End of the Beginning[edit | edit source]

In November 2015, B-Nasty released his first single Stunt Like Me from his debut album The End of the Beginning. The majority of the album was recorded at Galactix Studio in Burswood, Western Australia. Whilst recording his album, Barnes collaborated with fellow label mate Esha on her debut single Choppa. [6]

Barnes had two major features on his album, the first being viral YouTube hip hop artist Bangs, B-Nasty first met Bangs in August 2016 performing at The Flying Scotsman in Mount Lawley on his West Australian leg of the tour after he released a diss track for Jimmy Fallon. They recorded Ayo. The second was Gerald Walker, Barnes met Walker during the Australian leg of his international tour, TARGET World Tour, They recorded 4AM. Neither of the tracks were featured as singles.[7]

Leading up to the release of the album, Barnes was invited to perform at Metro City for the ‘Straight Outa Compton’ Tour with Lil Eazy-E and DJ Yella from N.W.A. The album was then released online on the 10th December 2016[8] and later launched at Jimmy's Den, Northbridge.[9]

2017-present: Wu-Invasion Mixtape Series & New Era[edit | edit source]

In December 2017,[10] Wu-Tang Clans official tour DJ, DJ Symphony announced in an Instagram post[11] that B-Nasty would be on the Wu-Invasion Mixtape Series: Australian Edition Volume 1[12] the project was released on the 20th January 2018. during this time Barnes also announced that he was working on his second EP New Era.

Business ventures[edit | edit source]

Dough Related Productions[edit | edit source]

In 2015, Barnes co-founded his own independent record label, Dough Related Productions with local Perth DJ, DJ Jaysnbrwn. [13]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Studio albums[edit | edit source]

Extended plays[edit | edit source]

  • The Beginning EP[15]
  • New Era

Singles[edit | edit source]

Guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Magazines & Features[edit | edit source]

  • Jamsphere Magazine (2015)[22]
  • Soundlooks (2016)[23]
  • AMNplify (2017)[24]
  • The Music (2018)
  • X-Press Magazine (2018)
  • scenestr (2018)


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Perth Rapper B-Nasty Featured On GZA & DJ Symphony's Wu-Invasion Mixtape Series". themusic.com.au. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. Innes, Matt. "B-Nasty Brings Perth Into The Wu-World Order". scenestr.com.au. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. "B-Nasty". RTRFM / The Sound Alternative.
  4. "B-Nasty". Triple J Unearthed. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. "B-Nasty Concert Setlists". setlist.fm.
  6. "B-NASTY Getting down with DJ Symphony". X-Press Magazine - Entertainment in Perth. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  7. """4AM" at APRA search engine"". APRA. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  8. "B-Nasty". doughrelatedproductions.com.
  9. "B-NASTY ALBUM LAUNCH". ticketbooth.com.au.
  10. "triple j Unearthed Overall Charts". 29 June 2017.
  11. "Wu-Invasion Mixtape Series: Australian Volume 1". Instagram. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  12. "Various Artists - Wu-Invasion - Australian Edition Vol. 1 - Disc 1 Hosted by Hosted By GZA, Mixed By Dj Symphony". DatPiff.
  13. "DJ Jaysnbrwn certainly knows his hip-hop from his R'n'B… So how does he blend them so effortlessly?". 27 November 2018.
  14. "The End of the Beginning by B-Nasty on Apple Music". 10 December 2016.
  15. "Release group "The Beginning EP" by B-Nasty - MusicBrainz". MusicBrainz.
  16. "300C - B-Nasty". AllMusic.
  17. "B-Nasty - Stunt Like Me". Discogs.
  18. "B-Nasty: "Top Floor" produced by Xavior Jordan – spirit of collaboration is palpable". TunedLoud.
  19. ""Fresh (feat. Universal)" from Fresh (feat. Universal) - Single by B-Nasty on iTunes". 3 November 2016.
  20. "B-Nasty releases new music video for "No Time" ft. Sirpit and Last Trace". thisis50.com.
  21. ""Choppa": Esha featuring B-Nasty pushes you to turn it up louder!". reviewindie.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  22. "B-Nasty: "Stunt Like Me" – a combination of savvy discourse and unapologetic, raw machismo!". JamSphere. 30 December 2015.
  23. "B-Nasty: "Fresh" ft. Universal – a rumbling tone and unyielding force of will!". soundlooks.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  24. "B-NASTY - The End Of The Beginning (Album Review)". amnplify.com.au. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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