Get to know DaBaby: Learn his age, net worth, height, and more
DaBaby is a rapper, singer, and songwriter hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s one of the most successful rappers of the prevailing millennial generation.
DaBaby is recognized for his witty verses and comical music videos. Rolling Stone described his flow as a “staccato, precise, and brutal rapping style, a syllable-crushing force delivered with such forward momentum it often gives the illusion that he starts rapping before the beat begins”, and The Guardian compared him to elites like Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Missy Elliott, and Ludacris.
With his 3.3 million Twitter followers, 6.8 million YouTube subscribers, and 15 million Instagram followers, his net worth sits around $3 million, according to Capital Xtra.
Let’s dig a little deeper into DaBaby’s life and learn how he reached this level of success.
DaBaby’s start in music
DaBaby is one of the most influential names in the rap genre at the moment, but his meteoric rise to fame didn’t come overnight. In fact, he was a self-proclaimed “hustler” earning a comfortable living by working “in the streets”, according to a piece published in The Guardian. It was this hustler streak that not only made him a rockstar but also a creative genius.
“I’ve studied the greats,” DaBaby told The Guardian. “I studied people like Future, Lil Wayne, and Kanye, who came up and consistently progressed. I’ve studied all the genius marketers throughout the rap game. I borrow from anybody with something to offer.”
DaBaby’s determination to pursue music started in 2015 when, at the age of 23, he released his first mixtape Nonfiction. He then went on to deliver several more mixtapes in which he embraced the moniker, Baby Jesus.
His work was finally recognized when he landed a deal with Arnold Taylor, President of the South Coast Music Group label. Under Taylor’s guidance, DaBaby scored a seven-figure deal from Interscope which officially marked the starting of his rise to stardom.
DaBaby’s rise to stardom
DaBaby slayed us all with his debut album Baby on Baby, which debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200. His very first studio album featured appearances from the likes of Offset, Rich Homie Quan, Rich the Kid, and Stunna 4 Vegas. His lead single “Suge” peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned him two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
He also released a hilarious music video to go with his breakthrough single where he appears to be poking fun at the reference figure of the song Suge Knight. With DaBaby’s unique style and clever bars, the Charlotte native had already established that he was going to be one of the most interesting upcoming figures in the hip-hop genre.
After the roaring success of his first album, DaBaby was featured in songs of many prominent artists, but one that stood out the most was his feature on the compilation album Revenge Of The Dreamers III. He garnered many accolades, with Complex magazine calling his verse on the song a “defining breakout moment for a new rap superstar”.
Following his defining breakout appearance, DaBaby released his second album Kirk that debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. He finished the year on a high by earning the title of most entries on the Billboard Hot 100. It seemed as though 2019 would be the highlight of his career, but DaBaby proved us all wrong, 2019 was just the beginning.
It wasn’t long before he claimed the top position once again. DaBaby released his third studio album Blame it on Baby at the start of 2020 which became an instant success and topped the Billboard 200. The album featured chart-toppers like “Rockstar” and “Find My Way”. With “Rockstar” he notched his first number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Fascinating facts about DaBaby
DaBaby whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk was born on December 22, 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio making him 28 years old today. He moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999 at the age of 7.
His height has been a point of constant contention among his fans, with many poking fun at him for his supposed short stature. DaBaby is 5 feet 8 inches tall, according to Capital Xtra – which is not short considering Healthline claims 5 feet 9 inches to be the average male height in the U.S.
In regard to his personal life, DaBaby has a two-year-old daughter with his ex-girlfriend, Meme. Along with that, he also helps in co-parenting Meme’s 6-year-old son, according to Meme’s interview on Kiss Talk.
In his latest EP, My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G), he paid homage to his brother whom he lost to a self-inflicted gunshot wound in November of this year.