Lil Baby is Atlanta’s new rising star, and after only rapping for a year, is becoming one of raps most sought after artist.
The rapper released his debut mixtape Perfect Timing back in April, and shared the follow-up tape Harder Than Hard this summer. With-in a year Lil Baby has a bunch of tracks with some of Atlanta’s biggest names, started his own label (4 Pockets Full) and is a part of the hottest label out of Atlanta, Quality Control.
Back in early October, he told The Fader he was on a mission to release three solo tapes before the end of 2017. Tonight, he completed that goal.
The 21-year-old rapper has come through with Too Hard, a 16-track project that includes appearances by Yachty, Gunna, Moneybagg Yo, and Rylo. It also features production by Quay Global, Turbo, Z3N, and more.
Don’t be fooled by his stage name Lil Baby is well respected in the streets of Atlanta and caught the attention of Quality Control founders Pierre “Pee” Thomas and Coach K who convinced him to rap over a year ago. Lil Baby told The Fader that Coach K had been encouraging him to pursue a rap career long before he dropped his first project. After he was released from prison earlier this year, he finally decided to give music a shot.
“Coach K, for like six or seven years or something, he had been on my ass, like, ‘You need to rap. You got the swag. You got the energy. You got the stories,’” he recalled. “I never really took it serious […] but then one day, I was like, ‘I’m going to the studio.’ And it’s been on ever since.’”