DaBaby, aka Baby Jesus, aka Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, has been everywhere the past year and has no signs of putting down the bag anytime soon. Jonathan Lyndale Kirk drops his second studio album, “KIRK” following up his massive success stemming from his first studio album through Interscope in March, “Baby on Baby”. This included the number one hit song “Suge”. Solidifying his rookie campaign, DaBaby has had arguably the biggest year of any hip hop artist from featuring remixes on songs such as “Panini” with Lil Nas X and “Truth Hurts” with Lizzo. He even had the time to pull up on “Enemies” from Post Malone’s new album, “Under The Sun” with J. Cole and the Dreamville cast, and lastly, he was featured on “Baby” with Lil Baby for the new QC tape. 

First reaction:

At only 35 minutes, KIRK embodies DaBaby’s style and attributes perfectly as he takes us into a more in-depth look into his personal life. In “Intro” and “Gospel” he dives into his family history and the passing of his father as his career began to ascend. With features from Chance the Rapper, Y.K Osiris, and Gucci Mane on “Gospel”, they complement his deep storytelling and bring a different and transcending vibe to the track. DaBaby has proven time and time before he is well off on his own and proves it on “Vibez” as he goes on to tell us about a day in the life of Baby Jesus himself. Everyone wants to work with DaBaby and it makes perfect sense. With features from the Migos, Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, Kevin Gates and more, Dababy proves he is a hit-making machine, and this album proves it. It is a fantastic listen and he continues to prove his dominance following his historic 2019, however, it feels like a bunch of singles put together with a glance of Dababy’s personal life. 

Top listens: 

“Intro”, “Gospel”, “iPhone”, and “Vibez”


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