His debut studio album Baby on Baby peaked at number seven on the Billboard ,  while his second studio album, Kirk , debuted at number one.
It also produced DaBaby's highest-charting song, " Rockstar " featuring Roddy Ricch , which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot He moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in , where he would spend most of his early years. He attended Vance High School where he graduated in He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for two years,  but did not complete his studies, saying he only went to school for his parents' sake.
DaBaby began taking music seriously between and He initially performed under the name Baby Jesus, which he eventually changed out of concern that it had become a distraction. Taylor saw DaBaby perform around North Carolina clubs at the time he [Taylor] was launching his label. Taylor had been responsible in the early rise of Southern rap stars including Yo Gotti and Future.
He is also signed to South Coast Music Group and has a joint contract with both labels. Baby on Baby debuted at number 25 on the Billboard albums chart in the US. DaBaby's song " Suge ", debuted on the Billboard Hot at number 87 on the chart dated April 13, , and later reached the top 10, on the chart dated June 8, He received acclaim for his guest feature, with various publications ranking it as his best verse of ,    including Complex magazine calling it a "defining breakout moment for a new rap superstar".
In August , he announced that his second album would be titled Kirk , a tribute to his last name. On October 24, he made a cameo appearance in the music video for up-and-coming rapper Rich Dunk's breakthrough single "High School". DaBaby closed having 22 entries on the Billboard Hot for the year, the most of any artist that year.
This made DaBaby the 20th act to occupy the chart's top 2 positions, and the first since Ariana Grande in As a result, DaBaby became the seventh act to chart at least three songs in the top six simultaneously. Charles Holmes of Rolling Stone described DaBaby's flow as a " staccato , precise, and brutal rapping style, a syllable-crushing force delivered with such forward momentum it often gives the illusion that he starts rapping before the beat begins".
The most famous example of this being his breakthrough hit "Suge". Speaking on his influences, DaBaby has said he studied artists like Future , Lil Wayne and Kanye West , who he says "came up and consistently progressed". He further elaborated: "I've studied all the genius marketers throughout the rap game.
I borrow from anybody with something to offer". Jeff Weiss of The Guardian favorably compared to DaBaby to Busta Rhymes , Eminem , Missy Elliott and Ludacris , noting the similarities in their musical styles which include "inventive rap stylists unafraid to make videos full of funny parodies and rubber-faced camera goofs".
If the charts are filled with opiated threnodies about addiction and sadness, he eschews singing in favour of raps that could take your head off". DaBaby has said "I can't sing, but I'll hit some notes here and there". DaBaby was involved in an incident in Huntersville, North Carolina where a year-old man was shot in the abdomen and died soon after. In January , he was detained and questioned in Miami in connection with a robbery investigation.
He was later arrested after authorities found he had a warrant out in Texas. The warrant stemmed from a battery charge. DaBaby was charged with battery and released from Miami-Dade County jail 48 hours later.
The crowd responded by booing, and DaBaby left the venue without performing any songs. He said that he struck her because she placed her phone too close to his face while taking a video with the flash on.
In a video posted on Instagram , DaBaby said, "I do apologize that there was a female on the other end. I think by this time, you know it's a well known fact that male or female, I would've responded the same exact way. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Hip hop trap . Main article: DaBaby discography.
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