During a recent episode of The Ringer Music Show, music critics Charles Holmes and Justin Sayles took a closer look at the first weekend of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The two discussed a number of important topics, including Isaiah Rashad’s return, Megan Thee Stallion’s “Plan B” snippet and the future of rock music at the festival. Along the course of their back and forth, Sayles and Holmes remarked on how Lil’ Baby has transitioned from being one of the most popular artists within the realm of rap to becoming one of the biggest in any genre. Sayles even went as far as to say that the Atlanta native may have put together the best performance of the weekend.
In just a few years, Lil’ Baby has reached the highest highs of the music industry. His latest achievement is landing a record with one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Ed Sheeran. Together, the duo has delivered a new single called “2 Step.” The guitar heavy track kickstarts with a fast-paced verse that takes us through the type of troubles that we’ve all been through at one time or another.
“I had a bad week. [I] spent the evening pretending it wasn’t that deep. You could see in my eyes that it was taking over. I guess I was just blind and caught up in the moment,” Ed Sheeran sings.
Midway through, Lil’ Baby breaks things down with a short verse of his own.
“The sun was coming up when we were walking out. We lost track of time. Everything that we’ve been dealing with didn’t even cross my mind,” Lil’ Baby adds.
Ed Sheeran is a star of epic proportions, but adding Lil’ Baby to a record like this may take it to the number one spot on the charts for a long time. Check out the track below.