13 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lil Baby’s third project of 2018, Street Gossip caps off a year most artists of his stature would die for. He kicked in the door with Harder Than Ever, establishing himself as one of the most beloved young voices in Atlanta while bolstering the king-making reputation of his Quality Control label (Migos, Lil Yachty, Stefflon Don). The fall would bring the collaborative (and wonderfully cohesive) Drip Harder with Gunna, the only other artist in the conversation if Atlanta were to give out a rap Rookie of the Year award. Street Gossip, then, is both a victory lap and a victory in itself, an urgent and also worthy addition to Lil Baby’s catalog in a moment when he could very well be resting on his laurels. The album features longtime Atlanta heroes 2Chainz, Young Thug, and Gucci Mane (twice) along with Gunna, Offset, and Meek Mill, all of whom show out, tipping their hats to the man of the hour.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lil Baby’s third project of 2018, Street Gossip caps off a year most artists of his stature would die for. He kicked in the door with Harder Than Ever, establishing himself as one of the most beloved young voices in Atlanta while bolstering the king-making reputation of his Quality Control label (Migos, Lil Yachty, Stefflon Don). The fall would bring the collaborative (and wonderfully cohesive) Drip Harder with Gunna, the only other artist in the conversation if Atlanta were to give out a rap Rookie of the Year award. Street Gossip, then, is both a victory lap and a victory in itself, an urgent and also worthy addition to Lil Baby’s catalog in a moment when he could very well be resting on his laurels. The album features longtime Atlanta heroes 2Chainz, Young Thug, and Gucci Mane (twice) along with Gunna, Offset, and Meek Mill, all of whom show out, tipping their hats to the man of the hour.

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About Lil Baby

Rapper Lil Baby grew up in Atlanta hanging with friends like Young Thug, Coach K, and Pee, leaning more toward a life of petty crime and street hustling while his friends went on to thrive in the music industry. In 2015, at age 19, Lil Baby went to prison for two years for a probation violation. Upon his release in 2017, he jump-started his rap career with a mixtape called Perfect Timing, released in April of that year. The mixtape featured cameos from friends like Lil Yachty, Young Thug, and Gunna, and strong production from 808 Mafia, Brickz, and many others, highlighted by Lil Baby's woozy flows. The mixtape immediately brought the young rapper fame, in part due to his affiliations with friends in the Quality Control family of artists as well as the 4 Pockets Full clique. As his mixtape attracted more listeners, Lil Baby worked constantly on new music, releasing singles like "My Dawg" and the Young Thug collaboration "Pink Slip" in the summer of 2017. Other 2017 releases included Harder Than Hard, 2 the Hard Way (with Marlo), and Too Hard. Lil Baby's debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, appeared in May of 2018. Featuring guest appearances from Drake, Offset, Lil Uzi Vert, and others, the release entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number three. ~ Fred Thomas

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