In a video shared on social media this week, the North Carolina rapper made a pit stop at a Circle K, hopped out in from of his bumble-bee yellow-covered Lamborghini and began rapping at his signature pace and flow.
“Allow me to reintroduce myself, n-gga it’s Kirk/ And I’m finna stop letting these n-ggas call me dat Baby shit/ My brother took his life in 2020/ Momma gave him life in ’86/ She greatly missed/ 2019 hit the rap game/ Finally made a hit/ She told come here put a baby in it/ She gave me kiss/ I saved the bitch,” he raps over the classic instrumental.
Check out DaBaby’s shirtless freestyle below:
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As DaBaby continues to rebuild his career after experiencing a huge downturn in sales and popularity since his 2021 homophobic controversy, his new single “Shake Sumn” may be finally turning things around.
According to a report from That Grape Juice in May, the Charlie Heat-produced song premiered on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 92 in its first week, and the week after jumped a full 18 spots to No. 74. It ended up topping out at No. 69 earlier this month making for DaBaby’s highest chart position since he peaked at No. 50 with “Red Light Green Light” in summer 2021.
The track was released early May as part of DaBaby’s Call Da Fireman EP. The track has picked up steam on TikTok, likely leading to its recent chart success.
Earlier that same month, DaBaby opened about the widespread controversy during an appearance on the latest season of LeBron James’ UNINTERRUPTED seriesThe Shop. The multi-platinum rapper said he would have dealt with the situation differently if he had a chance to do it over again.
“Like when that shit happened bro, I had my own meal with Burger King. Like, a lot of the things I see my peers doin’ now, which I love to see it. I love to see that shit. These are things that I was blessed and fortunate enough to be able to accomplish in my first year as a mainstream artist.”
“I had a meal at Burger King. I shot the commercial, I still got the behind-the-scenes, like I had so much goin on, bro. Like, you have no idea. Like, I had so much goin’ on, you know what I’m sayin’? But, at the end of the day, if you become wrapped up in the negative shit, we’re so conditioned to rollin’ with the punches with social media, with whatever it is, whatever room we come into, okay we know we gotta adapt.
He added: “Whatever space we in, we know we gotta adapt, whatever business it is, whatever game we’re playing, we gotta adapt, you know. And that’s who’s gonna excel.”