Author: Jorge Ramos
DaBaby is a 27-year- old artist that’s killing it with very short experience as a rapper and it’s on his way to do something worth remembering. The charismatic personality of Jonathan (his real name) has got him a pretty good and interesting following, and that added to his deep voice and clever freestyle are some of the main points to see what this guy may be able to give his audience. Here what we need to know about him.
FIXING HIMSELF UP AND START AT RAP
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the NFL playoff favorites Cleveland Browns, DaBaby was registered under the name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk. At age 5 he and his family moved to North Carolina. As a youngster he messed around a lot and started to misbehave, having extracurricular activities that were a bit shade. As he had his run-ins with the law and he started to think more about what he wanted to do and how he’d do something he liked, that’s the moment he found rap.
The year was 2014, when Jonathan started his artistic name was quite unique, “Baby Jesus”, a name he had for 3 years, when became DaBaby, that same year he had an interview with the guys of XXL Magazine, and explained why he changed for the better, he said that although he was “Very successful with the things he was doing on the streets”, he ended up “getting bored of it”, and found rap as a way to “touch people and help them” and that he always “had his way with words”, and thought “what’s better to change people’s life than music?”.
In the last couple of years, already being notorious, Dababy has made the news, and not in a good way. First, in 2017 for wearing a diaper during the SXSW in Austin, Texas. More recently, he took part in a shooting in a Walmart in North Carolina, with one-person death, where he claimed to have acted in self-defense.
Also, in last June, a lawsuit was filed against him, after a rapper allegedly asked him for a photo backstage, and DaBaby’s security beat him up so bad he ended up in a coma for several days. Part of the beating was recorded by the security cameras of the place, and the supposed victim had to pay $75K in hospital bills.
DABABY’S RAP GAME IS STRONG
At the moment we’re writing this article, our friend DaBaby has 2 albums on the top 5 of the Billboard’s Rap Chart, on the No.1 is Revenge of The Dreamers III, with J.Cole and other artists, and on the No.4 is Baby on Baby. So, he is doing things right.
DaBaby is really killing it, and if there’s something we should start looking at is his flow, the guy is insanely good at freestyling, and we have the video done by XXL magazine in which he totally steals the show.
In his rap, his flow, we see him with an intricate play on words, and in his music videos as well. For example, let’s watch Suge, and we’ll see why the dude is so appealing to such a big audience. The track is quite heavier in comparison to most traps, and it happens with other of his songs, in one way or the other.
Also, he likes to play with the regular attitude of regular rappers, their styles, movements, the exaggeration in the physique, the dances and more. Although he doesn’t look for laughter to be the natural response to his creations, he does like to play with all the elements at hand to make it funny, and the quite aggressive way he acts and performs, as we see at the end of the music video, attests to what we are saying.
Let me simplify this for you, we are in front of a guy who freestyles savagely, enjoys what he does, and he does it in a way that attracts thousands of fans, and that with only 5 years of career he now has 2 albums in the top 5 of the Billboard Rap Chart.
He did exaggerate, in my opinion, when he said he was the Best Rapper of the moment, but he’s taken some serious steps into a building a career that we all should keep an eye on.
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