Lil Baby is an American rapper who became widely popular through his debut mixtape “Perfect Timing”. Through the help of his childhood friends, they also created their own record label “Quality Control”. With it, it helped Lil Baby have a platform to release his songs and let people hear his unique and expressive way of rapping.
Being born in a rough neighborhood, the rapper used his experience to create songs which express how he used to live on the wrong side. Added with catchy beats, his songs were heavily liked by people, helping Lil Baby become a worldwide sensation.
Although Lil Baby committed a lot of petty crimes when growing up, it didn’t stop him from becoming one of the up and coming rappers of their generation. As he’s releasing more and more mixtapes, his popularity will continue to go up and make him into one of the most successful rappers around.
If you want to know more about him, then keep reading. We’re going to show you more about his career, childhood, net worth, and many more.
Celebrity Name: Lil Baby
Full Name: Dominique Armani Jones
Birthday: December 3, 1994
Place of Origin: Atlanta, Georgia
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Total Net Worth: $2 million
Early Life and Childhood
Dominique Armani Jone, or more popularly known as Lil Baby, was born on the 3rd of December 1994 in Atlanta Georgia. Born in a middle class setting, Dominique was heavily exposed with a lot of criminal activities due to being exposed by it through his neighbors.
Having this type of background, the rapper wasn’t into his studies and was more focused with other delinquent activities. With this, he also started listening to ‘90s Gangsta Rap which became a huge influence on his current rapping style.
Although his talents for rapping showed up early in his life, he didn’t try to pursue a career on it as he saw that he was making easy money through crime. Though his criminal activity was eventually stopped when Lil Baby was sent to prison for five years for selling drugs. After getting out of prison, the rapper started to change his ways and found methods to better himself.
Lil Baby is currently dating Jayda Cheaves, his girlfriend for five years. The couple are happily in love with each other and they already had two kids together named Jason and Loyal. Jason being like his dad, is already wanting to become a rapper and aspires to achieve success like him.
Aside from his lovelife, Lil Baby has also been involved with several life threatening events during his career as a rapper. In 2020, there was a shooting incident in one of his concert around Birmingham where several fans were injured. Althought there were no reports on the shooter getting caught, it’s still good news that there weren’t any deaths according to the reports.
Career as a Rapper
After Lil Baby decided that he’s going to change his ways, he and several of his childhood friends decided to create the music label “Quality Control” back in 2017. Through this, the rapper released his debut mixtape “Perfect Timing” which became a hit around Atlanta’s underground music scene.
The popularity of the album slowly became more mainstream when it was played in several establishments around the city. Most of the reasons why his music is so praised is due to the very meaningful lyrics that contain inside his songs. Most of it is filled with him showing his experience in his life in prison and how he lived his life as a criminal.
His popularity further increased after releasing his next mixtape “Harder than Hard”. It mostly contained his thoughts on how his past heavily affected his current life and how much he suffered from it. People liked how Lil Baby is able to express himself through his music and listen to his music repetitively due to its catchy beats and tunes.
By 2018, the rapper then released his new single “Drip Too Hard”, which became a worldwide hit. The song received great comments and even became certified RIAA Platinum and also managed to hit number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2020, the rapper released another hit song called “Sum 2 Prove” which managed to hit the 16th spot on the Billboard 200.The song gained a lot of popularity as it featured several popular rappers like Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert,Lil Wayne, Young Thug, and many more.
The rapper also released a political song called “The Bigger Picture” which was his take regarding the George Floyd protests. It became a huge hit to everyone and managed to receive two nominations in the Grammy Awards in categories for “Best Rap Song” and Best Rap Performance”.
Awards and Nominations
With Lil Baby’s rap career still in five years, it still helped him win several awards and get a lot of nominations from prestigious events. In 2019, the rapper was able to win in the BET Awards for “New Artist of the Year”. This was followed-up in 2020 when he also won in the BET Hip Hop Awards for “Impact Track” on his hit song “The Bigger Picture”.
The rapper has also been nominated in events such as the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and MTV Music Video Awards. This just shows how good of an artist Lil Baby is and with his popularity still rising, it’s sure that he’ll manage to get nominated in more awards.
Lil Baby Total Net Worth
Even though Lil Baby’s rap career is still growing, with only half a decade in the industry, he’s still managed to amass a large fortune. Through his tours and album sales, the rapper was able to have a total net worth of over $2 million dollars.
With his career being so successful, it’s expected that his net worth will continue growing.