Lil Baby is the chosen one. Yet the mediocrity of Street Gossip make’s me think his number was pulled out of a hat.
Apparently, it’s a one-two punch to stardom. Atlanta label Quality Control finds and shapes the talent, while Drake co-signs with his Midas touch. For a real street dude like Lil Baby, who did 2 years in jail for his crimes, the support first began when fellow homies from the neighborhood Young Thug and Migos somewhere along the line convinced him he should do something with his rap skills – and so he did, dropping his first mixtape, Perfect Timing, in April of 2017. He has admitted that he never really wanted to rap – and this is interesting because to me it sort of sounds like that; Lil Baby seems to have a get in the studio and get out style, relying heavily on auto-tune, which in many instances severely degrades the quality of the gems he’s trying to drop on us. Alas, what has been heard within his subsequent mixtapes seems to have impressed the current kingmakers of the industry, yet after a studio album Harder Than Ever, and this latest mixtape Street Gossip, I am left scratching my head as to why, amongst a myriad of prospective underground trappers, he should have been hand-picked for ascension?