Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, popularly known by his pseudonym DaBaby, was born on December 22, 1991. He is a well-known rapper. In fact, he is one of the most prominent southern rappers in the U.S. The artist began his journey back in 2015 and in just a couple of years, he took the world by storm. Some of his biggest hits include tracks like ‘Blame It on Baby,’ ‘Rockstar,’ ‘Bop,’ and ‘Suge.’ He earned two Grammy nominations for his contributions to music in 2020 as well as 2021. We invite you to learn more about this rapper as we celebrate his special day!
DaBaby was born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk on December 22, 1991, in Cleveland, Ohio, the U.S. Unfortunately, details about his family members are not known as the artist keeps his private life under wraps. That said, we know that his family relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999 and DaBaby spent most of his formative years there.
Growing up, DaBaby completed his early education at Vance High School, which was later renamed Julius L. Chambers High. He graduated from this institution in 2010. Thereafter, he was enrolled in the University of North Carolina, a public research university in Greensboro, where he studied for two years. However, DaBaby decided to drop out of the university during the third year, clarifying later that he only attended the institution for his parents’ sake. He, on the other hand, wanted to pursue a career in music. During this period in his life, the artist listened heavily to the big names in the world of rap, such as Lil Wayne, Eminem, and 50 Cent, and took inspiration.
Between 2014 and 2015, DaBaby started taking his passion for music seriously. He kick-started his career with a debut mixtape titled “Nonfiction,” following up several mixtape series, such as “God’s Work,” “Billion Dollar Baby,” and “Baby Talk.” During this time, he adopted the stage name of Baby Jesus, but changed it later. His big break came when he signed a contract with South Coast Music Group. He then became a part of Jay Z’s label Roc Nation as well as Interscope, delivering hit albums and singles over the years.
Kirk releases his debut mixtape titled “Nonfiction.”
Kirk launches a label named Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment.
Kirk earns two Grammy nominations for his track 'Suge.'
Kirk releases a single titled 'Masterpiece.'
Why We Love DaBaby
His unique style
The artist is known for his precise, staccato, and smooth rapping style. The greatest example of his exceptional style is his breakthrough hit track 'Suge.'
A forever learner
In an interview, Kirk said that he constantly gets inspiration from artists like Kanye West, Future, and Lil Wayne. He added that he studies all the geniuses in the rap game, borrows from them, and keeps evolving.
The artist is unabashedly and unapologetically himself. He refuses to change himself in order to please others.
5 Surprising Facts
He has retirement plans
The artist wants to retire by 2027.
His favorite piece of work
Kirk’s debut album has a special place in his heart.
He lost his brother
Kirk tragically lost his brother in 2020.
His other ventures
Alongside his own label, Kirk has a clothing line named Billion Dollar Baby.
The story behind his biggest hit
Kirk wrote and recorded his biggest hit 'Rockstar' featuring Roddy Rich without Rich, who joined the track later.
What is Kirk known for?
Although all his tracks are notable in their own right, DaBaby is best known for ‘Suge,’ which was a commercial hit in 2019.
Who is DaBaby’s DJ?
His DJ is De’Juan Malachi Dunwood.
Does DaBaby have kids?
Yes, he has four kids.
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