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Published on July 6th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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E-Dub & Baby Bash On Working With Danny Trejo, Trejo’s Music & What Else Is Coming Up For Them

As announced earlier this year, legendary actor Danny Trejo is now also active within the musical realm. For Trejo’s Music, Trejo has partnered with the President of Silent Giant Entertainment, producer Edward “E-Dub” Rios, and chart-topping artist and CEO of BashTown Music, Baby Bash. The first album under Trejo’s Music is called Danny Trejo Presents Chicano Soul Shop Volume 1, which dropped digitally on Father’s Day. The album which is formatted just like a radio show and features Baby Bash, Frankie J, Joey Quinones, Chiquis Rivera, Malik Malo, Cota, Trish Toledo, and Tarah New.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Danny Trejo himself by phone last month about Trejo’s Music, Trejo’s Tacos, his acting career, upcoming projects and more. That full June 2019 interview with Trejo — including brief discussion of Trejo’s friend Diamond Dallas Page — will be broadcast next month as part of the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast, as co-produced by PureGrainAudio.

Yet I also had the pleasure of speaking with the aforementioned E-Dub and Baby Bash about their work with Trejo’s Music and more. Below are highlights from my Q&A with both Trejo-approved, multi-faceted entrepreneurs. More on E-Dub can be found online by visiting www.silentgiantentertainment.com, while Baby Bash is on Instagram and Twitter via @BabyBash. In the meantime, more on Danny Trejo and his projects can be found at www.dannytrejo.com.

How and when did you first meet Danny?

E-Dub: I randomly met Danny at the gym in Chatsworth back in 1999. He instantly became a regular guest on our Pocos Pero Locos radio show, and would support our music artists whenever we’d reach out to him to make appearance of music videos, etc. We’ve both been working towards the same cause for a couple of decades, so the chemistry and respect is solid.

How long did it take to put together the first release for Trejo’s Music?

Baby Bash: It took about 7 months to put the whole album together.

E-Dub: Roughly about a year, from the day we first talked about the idea of the Chicano Soul Shop series to release date.

Do you have a favorite song on Volume 1 of Chicano Soul Shop?

E-Dub: The song that stands out to me is “Devilish Angel” by Malik Malo and Marty Obey.

Baby Bash: Favorite song on the album is “Angel Baby.”

Will you be working on Volume 2 of the series?

E-Dub: We’re already in process!

Baby Bash: Yes, Volume 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are on the way. It’s gonna be a series.

What else is coming up for Trejo’s Music?

Baby Bash: Tarah New has a single coming put on Trejo’s Music called “Satisfy My Soul.”

E-Dub: Debut EP by Tarah New and a brand new series, Danny Trejo Presents: Cantina Classics, which will be a series of regional Mexican music!

Trejo’s Music aside, what are you currently working on?

Baby Bash: Working on my Bashtown label, my marijuana projects and my CBD store in Texas, Organic Prime.

E-Dub: Aside from handling operations for Trejo’s Music, I also have my label Silent Giant Entertainment, which has been around for 20 years. I also manage a few other record labels, so I stay busy with music projects! In the pipeline for rest of the year, we have releases from Baby Bash, The Notations, Joey Quinones, Monica Rocha, Cota, Malik Malo, Marty Obey, Jessica Ballesteros, Beatriz Gonzalez, Ruben Moreno, Sarah Palafox, Deztini Farinas… Too many to list. All releases are available on www.silentgiant.biz.

Do you have a favorite item on the Trejo’s Tacos menu?

E-Dub: Mole Tacos, followed up by Dulce De Leche Cheesecake.

Baby Bash: Beef Tacos always kills it.

What was the last concert you went to for fun?

E-Dub: Vicente Fernandez.

Baby Bash: Last concert I went to was Journey and Chicago.

Finally, any last words for the kids?

E-Dub: Find your passion, and find a way to make money through that passion. Happiness equals success.

Baby Bash: Work hard, stay humble and keep it classy. Just like our brand.


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About the Author

is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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