Baka Not Nice, aka Baka, is the rap alias of Toronto native and Drake associate Travis Savoury.
Prior to making his solo debut, Savoury was part of Drake's security detail and appeared on his employer's releases, including Nothing Was the Same ("From Time"), Views ("Hype"), and More Life ("Free Smoke," "Gyalchester"). Shortly after his deal with Drake's Warner-distributed OVO Sound label was publicized in June 2017, Savoury released the boastful single "Live Up to My Name." A chiming, low-profile production with Savoury's choppy, sing-songy delivery at the fore, the track made reference to the rapper's past life: "I went to jail the day they released Men in Black/When I came out, Timberlake was bringing sexy back." Two more singles, "No Beam" and the boisterous "Junior High," followed in 2018. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi