DaBaby’s tapped Lil Wayne to help deliver his new single “Lonely.” The song comes after the North Carolina rapper has released a series of freestyles.
In the track, DaBaby raps about the death of his brother, feeling like there is no love at the top or bottom of the industry, and alludes to the backlash of the comments he made during Rolling Loud Miami in July. While not fully present here, the constant deflection of those actions has been a constant in his music, like in his “Essence” freestyle that dropped last week, where DaBaby spoke between verses about how he believes people tried to assassinate his character.
“I just feel like, you know, when situations like this present themselves, man, and people try to, you know, assassinate your character, man, assassinate who you are, man, and everything you put that hard work in for, man—sometimes you gotta demonstrate, you know, that’s how I came in. I don’t mind demonstratin’. I don’t mind exercisin’, you dig what I’m sayin’?”