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About Lil Baby

Some artists define a genre, Lil Baby defines a generation. The rapper has won Grammy Awards, smashed records and reinvented rap with his unique flow and mindset based on his experiences growing up in Atlanta. Born Dominique Jones, 1994, he grew up idolizing the drug dealers in his neighborhood, at just 11 years old himself he remembers influential relationships hanging out with 17 year olds with apartments, cars and money. Though his academics were strong, he ended up dropping out of Booker T. Washington High School due to frequently getting into trouble. This is when he turned to criminal street life, drug dealing while hanging out with rapper friends Young Thug, Coach K, Pee and Offset. In 2015, at age 19, Dominique went to prison for two years for violating probation. While in prison he committed to becoming a rapper once released. Getting out in 2017, Lil Baby got to work right away, releasing his first album Perfect Timing in April of that year. The LP includes features with friends Lil Yachty, Young Thug, Gunna and production by 808 Mafia, Brickz and many others. This strong initial release jump-started his rap career while laying the foundation for his future success and Lil Baby hasn’t taken his foot off the gas ever since. 2018 saw the release of Harder Than Ever, which included hit tracks “Yes, Indeed” (feat. Drake), “Life Goes On” (Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna), and “Boss Bitch” (feat. Hoodrich Pablo Juan). Later that same year, the tracks that propelled him even further into the spotlight was his collaboration with Gunna in “Drip Too Hard” in Drip Harder. A busy year, Lil Baby also released Street Gossip, which includes smash hit track “Pure Cocaine”. In 2019, Lil Baby worked again with frequent collaborator Gunna once again on the joint album "Drip Harder 2," which further solidified their chemistry as a duo. The project featured tracks like "Close Friends" and "Out the Mud”. 2020 saw the release of My Turn, this album solidified his status as a dominant figure in rap and hip-hop. Hit tracks such as “Woah” and “Sum 2 Prove” with incredible bass dynamics highlighted in the intro are testament to the high level of production that has always characterized his music. 2020 also saw the release of Lil Baby’s historically important track “The Bigger Picture”, an anthem centered on a refreshingly honest commentary on society, racism, police and socioeconomic issues. His latest LP release, It’s Only Me, includes features from Future, Pooh Shiesty, Young Thug and others. Notably, Lil Baby has tied Prince and Paul McCartney for most Billboard Hot 100 hits. This puts Lil Baby in rare territory, as the youngest of only 12 artists to put 100 or more songs on the Hot 100. Lil Baby has already become a Mount Rushmore level face in the history of modern rap and hip-hop and will continue to lead from the front in the industry.

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