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Music Review | Dababy’s “Baby On Baby”

DaBaby Deliverers A Quality Debut

You know those days where the weather is great outside, the highway is empty, and you smash the gas on your car to do 100 MPH on the highway? That’s the type of vibe you get from Charlotte native and hip-hop artist DaBaby on his debut with Interscope records “Baby On Baby“. To best describe the energy DaBaby music gives off would be to call him a new era “dirty south” artist in the mold of Ludacris, T.I., and Young Jeezy with the modern appeal of other current hip hop artists.

Will Dababy follow the J.Cole’s footsteps and become the next hip hop superstar out of North Carolina? Photo Credit: Kanyetothe

The 13 total songs on DaBaby’s debut album with Interscope records “Baby on Baby,” left a good first impression on me. His fast pace style of rapping is unique and thus, I recorded him starting at: 0:00, 0:07, 0:08, 0:16, 0:00, 0:00, 0:01, 0:00, 0:00, 0:02, 0:02, 0:06, and 0:11. At first, I was thrown off a bit because it’s very unique and I realized it’s the main essence of DaBaby’s music—it’s aggressive, energetic, obsessed with forward motion. The Charlotte native can turn a brash statement and sell your ears colorful bars through his charismatic appeal. His playful nature, unique cadence, and southern charm hooks you in the more you listen to this album. It’s not only his debut with Interscope but his mainstream debut and he nails it!

Always repping his hometown Charlotte, Dababy is brash and charismatic! Photo Credit: Billboard

There are no major beat shifts or distinct gesture: DaBaby is not trying to have his music played in classy hotels, networking events, or at brunch. He is in classic form of old school dirty south artists such as Pastor Troy, Trick Daddy, or T.I. and it’s enjoyable to listen too. It’s best played when your at a kickback with friends, in the car on a long drive, or about to have a good time at a party. Baby on Baby bring s a solid southern trap appeal and it’s refreshing to hear a quality trap project again true to it’s roots. It’s not perfect but it’s still fun to listen too! I’m excited to hear more from the upcoming Charlotte star. So fill up your gas tank, rev up your engine, and turn the volume to the max to enjoy a quality debut

Final Verdict: 8.25/10 Silver Rating

  • Good debut
  • catchy songs and production
  • raunchy southern feel
  • unique
  • Great appeal listening in your car
  • sets DaBaby up for future projects


24. UMES Alum Fall 2016 and current Bowie State University grad student. Freelance journalist, model, and lover of classic hip hop music. He also works with TheDMVDaily as the CEO, MoBoombox as Head of Website operations, and multiple other brands as a contributor.

March 25, 2019

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