Last week Lil Baby dropped his latest album Street Gossip. An artist that I had initially overlooked, I was surprised by the attention to detail and production value on the track.
Lil Baby raps over a trap beat produced by Wheezy. Baby lyricizes about growing up in the projects of Atlanta, where he met Young Thug and struggled with poverty and violence. Both artists kill their verses with their distinguishable styles and flows. The adlibs and Wheezy's signature "Wheezy out of here" trademark adds catchiness to the track.
While Lil Baby is often hard to understand, his flow and the way he blends with his words with the beat is addictive. I immediately start to move my head back and forth and my shoulders wave to the trap influenced track. "We turned a section 8 apartment into a condo" highlights the harsh beginnings Baby had growing up in Atlanta and the challenges he had to overcome to become the popular artist he is today. Relatively new to the mainstream rap game and fame, Baby proves his worth with the star-studded album Street Gossip. A few tracks that stood out to me other than Section 8 (feat. Young Thug) were Crush A Lot, Chastised, and Ready (feat. Gunna).
Lil Baby and Young Thug do their thing on the track and make it to the playlist as Music To Get Addicted To's track of the week. As trap and mumble rap become more and more popular I foresee Lil Baby doing well in the industry and continuing to make it onto the charts. Section 8 (feat. Young Thug) displays Lil Baby's killer style and production value, that together, make for an addictive recipe.
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About The Curator - Nikola Batinic
Nikola Batinic is from San Jose, California and is currently pursuing a degree in economics at Sonoma State University.
His music taste is centered around hip-hop, R&B, trap, house, chill, alternative rap, and punk rock. He was influenced by the radio and what others would play around him growing up. Nikola is addicted to Soundcloud and has attended over 50 events ranging from hip-hop concerts, reggae festivals, and raves. A few of his favorite artists are The Weeknd, Rebelution, XXYYXX, Hucci, Trippie Redd, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Misogi, SiR, and Future.
Nikola's goal in life is to spread positivity and enjoy music. Eventually, he wants to work for the music industry, travel the world, and get a post-graduate degree. For the time being, he plans to live life day by day, surround himself with amazing people, and listen to amazing music.