Just four years ago, Atlanta’s own Lil’ Baby was a rising star under the Quality Control Music umbrella when he delivered “Yes, Indeed” with Drake. While the Atlanta native was far from the star that he would become, a collaboration with the most well-known rapper of his era would provide a perfect springboard for what he would become. By the end of the year, listeners around the nation would be locked into the success of records like “Sold Out Dates” and “Drip Too Hard” with Gunna.
Song by song, the world would slowly catch on to the QC star’s hitmaking ability and finally anoint him as the next best thing when his studio album, My Way, dropped. Complete with records like “Woah” and “Sum 2 Prove,” My Way would carry Lil’ Baby to new heights at a time when most artists were just looking to stay afloat during the pandemic. Then, it happened. Just under three years after hopping on “Yes, Indeed” with Drake, Lil’ Baby showed out on the Scary Hours II breakout track, “Wants and Needs.” While many fans knew of Lil’ Baby before then, his guest verse took him to a new level of stardom as it led him to a joint album with Lil’ Durk, a tour with Chris Brown and his own Prime Video documentary.
Tonight, he capitalizes on all of the goodwill that he’s built over the last few years. Fresh off of his headlining performance at ONE Musicfest in his hometown and a brand new Hot 97 freestyle, he has delivered his third studio album, It’s Only Me. Complete with contributions from Young Thug, EST Gee, Future, Gunna many others, the project includes singles like “Heyy” and “In A Minute.” Check out the LP below.