“The kid who broke the internet, the NCAA, and every national news outlet in 2013 is dead.” – King
March 6th 2018, Minneapolis, MN . A King is born. With the release of BAU~MAN, the self titled
debut album, King Bauman effectively blurs the line between what is and what could be.
In early 2013, Joel Bauman was the talk of every national news station and online media outlet
when he decided to forfeit his division-1 wrestling scholarship at the University Of Minnesota to
pursue a career in music and business. The NCAA owned the rights to Bauman’s name and
likeness, which meant he could not use his own name to sell his music while competing in
college athletics. He had two options: continue wrestling and take down his music, change his
name to an alias and return all profits amassed under his name “Joel Bauman” or give up his full
ride, quit wrestling, dedicate his life to music and use the NCAA to tell his story. To Bauman it
was a simple choice. He chose to tell the #GreaTeStoryEverTold.
Immediately after leaving the University, Joel dedicated his life to learning, producing and creating
music. Spending hundreds of hours in the studio, producing, audio engineering, and recording...
he wanted to learn and master all he could to fulfill his dream of making music that inspired. 5
years later his debut, “BAU ~ MAN” is the definitive first step in fulfilling the promise that Bauman
made when he chose freedom and art over the NCAA.
The entire project - written, produced, and performed by Bauman showcases a wide variety of
styles and influences that push the boundaries of what hiphop music can be. Each production is
a testament to his songwriting and production skill, as the album winds it’s way through a variety
of sounds and emotions to effectively tell the story of struggle, self doubt, perseverance and
Experience Bauman’s debut album as a whole and help affirm that if you follow your dreams it
will always be worth it in the end. Be a part of the #GreaTeStoryEverTold!
Itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bau-man/1342306480
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/7j0co2YzFjSl9ozDE2qzNS