DaBaby is back.
After keeping a lower profile this year, the Charlotte rapper has returned with Baby on Baby 2, the sequel to his platinum-selling 2019 debut studio album. He confirmed the project’s release during an appearance on the Full Send podcast in July, claiming it was right around the corner.
“This is the most attention I’ve paid to some music before I’ve dropped it,” DaBaby told the Nelk boys. “I’m gonna drop it at the beginning of August. … Baby on Baby 2.”
Nearly two months after the album’s expected release, Baby took to Instagram to promote the video for “Socks,” produced by Pooh Beatz.
“Y’all Ready?? #BabyonBabyTWO,” he wrote in the caption. “Don’t call it a comeback b*tch ass n***a!”
The project follows his 2020 album Blame It on Baby and March 2022 collab mixtape Better Than You with YoungBoy Never Broke Again. DaBaby continued to hype the LP by making light of a shooting at his home. The promo clip shows the rapper in the midst of a therapy session, shortly after he shot a trespasser in his North Carolina home.
“So, Baby, I think you’re still kinda traumatized about the shooting that happened at your house that night,” the therapist says, referring to DaBaby opening fire on a man trespassing on his property back in April. “Can you give me some details on why would you shoot the guy when you got vicious-ass dogs runnin’ around your goddamn house? Why didn’t you just simply call the police and let your dogs out, n***a? I think you want to kill a motherfucker anyway, n***a.”
DaBaby was not charged in the April incident. The intruder reportedly suffered a “non-life threatening gunshot wound.”
You can stream Baby on Baby 2 featuring Anthony Hamilton via Spotify below.
The 14-track offering arrives more than a year after the rapper was widely condemned for homophobic remarks made during Rolling Loud Miami. He touched on the scandal during his Full Send appearance, saying he lost a Burger King deal immediately after.
“I don’t know if I’m supposed to speak on this, but whatever, I don’t give a fuck,” he said. “I have my own meal at Burger King. A lot of people don’t know that. It was called the Jonathan Kirk Meal. … I shot a commercial for it and everything, right before everything popped off. I got my name on the box and everything. But it never came out. That’s when all the shit popped off.”