Album: Kirk (2019)
Charted: 13


  • The introductory track to Kirk finds DaBaby tapping into a more vulnerable side of his persona. The North Carolina rapper raps introspective bars about grappling with loss and his success in the rap game. He dedicated the song to his late grandmother and father, who both passed away during his rise to mainstream fame.
  • DaBaby recalls how his father passed away just as his breakthrough song "Suge" was topping Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

    They found him dead a couple days before I started tour
    Same day I flew back to the city from Miami
    I was out there with the family
    Just lookin' at my daughter
    Thinkin' to myself like, "Damn, my baby look just like my daddy"

    DaBaby posted on Instagram in March 2019. "I got a text message saying my album was #3 on the charts then talked to my lil brother and found out my pops passed away out of nowhere and my s--t went #1 on the charts out of nowhere. My biggest loss and my biggest win at the same time."
  • The peppery beat comes courtesy of DJ Kid. aka: De'Juane Dunwood. This was the producer's first major placement.
  • DaBaby raps about his big brother, Glenn Johnson, during the first verse.

    My brother be thinkin' that we don't love him
    And let him struggle like we ain't family
    Like, I won't give up all I got to see you happy

    Glenn Johnson died in Charlotte, North Carolina, of a gunshot wound on November 3, 2020. He was 34 years old.


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