There are a lot of “Baby” rappers in the game at the moment, but none are gaining momentum quite like DaBaby. The 27-year-old artist has only been rapping since 2014, and yet, he’s already attracted a large fan base with hits like “Suge” and “Goin Baby.” 

Born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk in Cleveland, Ohio, he and his family relocated to North Carolina when he was just five years old. He had some brushes with the law, but decided to turn his life around in order to take care of his kids and find new direction for his life. Not long after he traded his extracurricular activities in for rap, DaBaby won fans over with his signature deep voice on his debut album, Baby on Baby. His charismatic personality on social media propelled him forward in the industry, as well as on the Billboard charts. 

He’s just taking off, but DaBaby is already claiming he's the best rapper out. It's a bold statement, but with a platinum record taking over the radio (and landing at the top of our Best Songs of 2019 So Far list), a placement on a No. 1 album, Revenge of the Dreamers III, and a spot in XXL’s 2019 Freshman Class, DaBaby is well on his way to becoming a household name.

Here's everything you need to know about DaBaby. 

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