Tale of the tape of 2020’s hottest rappers

Tale of the tape of 2020's hottest rappers

There’s been heaps of Baby love going round this yr. And it’s been all for Lil Baby and DaBaby.

The two rappers have been cradling the high spots on the charts: Lil Baby’s “My Turn” album has spent 5 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — greater than some other artist this yr — whereas DaBaby’s “Rockstar” single, that includes Roddy Ricch, has occupied the summit of the Hot 100 for 4 weeks.

And these scorching hip-hoppers — who traded rhymes on “Baby” in 2019 and a “Life Is Good” remix earlier this yr — don’t present any indicators of cooling off. Here, we break down the story of the tape in summer time’s greatest battle.


Lil Baby: 25
DaBaby: 28

Real Name

Lil Baby: Dominique Armani Jones
DaBaby: Jonathan Lyndale Kirk


Lil Baby: Atlanta, Georgia
DaBaby: Charlotte, North Carolina

Lil Baby
Lil BabyWireImage

How he obtained his deal with

Lil Baby: When he was a child, his older associates typically referred to as him “Lil Baby.”

Formerly often called Baby Jesus, he thought his identify had develop into a distraction, so he modified it to DaBaby.

Debut album

Lil Baby: “Harder Than Ever” (2018)
DaBaby: “Baby on Baby” (2019)

DaBabyGetty Images for Hennessey

Drake collab

Lil Baby: “Yes Indeed,” “Never Recover”
DaBaby: “Oprah’s Bank Account” (with Lil Yachty)

Grammy nominations

Lil Baby: 1 (Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Drip Too Hard” in 2020)
DaBaby: 2 (Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Suge” in 2020)

TV close-up

Lil Baby: He appeared in the MTV stoner film “How High 2” in 2019.
DaBaby: He made a robust Black Lives Matter assertion eventually month’s BET Awards by re-enacting George Floyd’s dying.

Movie second

Lil Baby: His monitor “Catch the Sun” was featured in the 2019 movie “Queen & Slim.”
DaBaby: He launched a “Bonnie and Clyde”-inspired quick movie for his single “Find My Way” in April.

Stellar stat

Lil Baby: Twelve songs off of “My Turn” appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 in March, giving Lil Baby a profession whole of 47 tracks on the chart, which tied him with a pair of legends: Prince and Paul McCartney.
DaBaby: When the remix of Jack Harlow’s “Whats Poppin,” that includes DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, the “Rockstar” turned the 20th act to say the high two spots on the chart at the similar time.

About the author


Mary D. Fraser

She is the editor of Newsreaderweb and writes on Entertainment news and movies and tv shows news. She has interests in World's architectural heritage and her favorite escape is a good, deep-sea dive or a piece of fantasy fiction.

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