Top 12 Best Hip Hop Rap Songs By Lil Baby, Ranked 2023
we mention some of the best hip hop rap songs by Lil Baby. You’ll find some favorite songs you can add to your music playlist and hopefully get to enjoy the best music this talented rapper has to offer.
Who is Lil Baby?
Dominique Armani Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby is a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in Atlanta hanging with friends like Young Thug, Coach K, and Pee. 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.
He went on to release a series of mixtapes including ‘Harder Than Hard’, ‘2 The Hard Way’, ‘Too Hard’ and ‘Drip Harder’. Eventually he gained popularity with his debut album Harder Than Ever which was released in May 2018. The project peaked at No. 3 in the Billboard Charts.
Lil Baby earned his first nomination at the 2020 Grammys for ‘Drip Too Hard’, his collaboration with Gunna, for Best Rap/Sung Performance. Ahead of the 2021 ceremony, he earned two more nominations; Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his song, ‘The Bigger Picture’.
Best Hip Hop Rap Songs By Lil Baby
Best Hip Hop Rap Songs By Lil Baby
Lil Baby has dropped “Woah,” via his own imprint Wolf Pack Global through Quality Control Music/Motown. It became Lil Baby’s third number one on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart, following 2018’s “Yes Indeed” and “Drip Too Hard”. The Edgar Esteves-directed music video shows Lil Baby and a huge crew of dancers showing off their skills while cars do donuts around them. Baby brought out a big crew including cameos from Lil Durk, QC family Jordan Hollywood and Lil Marlo, Wolfpack’s Renni Rucci and Baby’s own family and friends.
2. Drip Too Hard ft. Gunna
The brilliance of “Drip Too Hard” is its unstoppable momentum, which comes from Lil Baby and Gunna reaching a middle point from their own stylistic approaches. Baby tends to use his flow as a brutal, tumbling tool — it’s meant to bludgeon a beat into submission. Gunna’s delivery, alternately, searches for a smooth undercurrent to move in. A common complaint from the uninitiated is that the duo sound too similar to each other, but that’s a shortsighted critique. The duo’s chemistry on their new song is contagious and undeniable.
Stream “Drip Too Hard” ft. Gunna
3. Ready ft. Gunna
Lil Baby relinked up with Gunna on “Ready”. It’s part of the Street Gossip mixtape which was released on November 30, 2018. The formula doesn’t change much as the two wade in familiar waters, trading off on lyrical flexes, keeping baguettes and panoramic ceilings front of mind. Even though this is basically the prototypical project for him, it still hits pretty damn hard. Even though the mixtape didn’t win him any new fans, “Ready” was just as captivating as the artist himself.
Stream “Ready” ft. Gunna
4. Yes Indeed ft. Drake
Originally released as “Pikachu,” the song now goes by the name “Yes Indeed.” and premiered on the Beats 1’s OVO Sound Radio. Drizzy kicks things off on the track, using a fast flow as he raps over a Wheezy-produced beat. After a quick hook, Lil Baby comes in for the song’s second verse and continues the bragging. He injects himself into the track’s second verse rapping about his newfound lavish lifestyle but makes sure not to forget his street roots.
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5. Close Friends ft. Gunna
The Turbo-produced track “Close Friends,” is about just that – a toxic relationship spurred in luxury and fatally wounded by infidelity. It finds Lil Baby reflecting on the rise and fall of a relationship that seems to mirror his own journey with his girlfriend. The Daps-directed music video, opens on a shot from Baby’s first trip to Paris and stars Jayda Cheaves, up top. “Close Friends” appears on his 2018 collaboration with Gunna, Drip Harder.
Stream “Close Friends” ft. Gunna
6. The Bigger Picture
On “The Bigger Picture,” the rapper’s latest single exists somewhere between open rage and pleading urgency. Produced by Section 8 and Noah, the song begins with morose keys, a soundbite pulled from the news detailing the Minneapolis protest, and chants from those who took to the streets. The song draws on his experience with police and criminal justice, becoming a new anthem of the movement.
Stream “The Bigger Picture”
7. We Paid (ft. 42 Dugg)
Lil Baby and 42 Dugg’s “We Paid” peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is the highest-charting song of the Detroit-bred artist’s career. Lil Baby and 42 Dugg didn’t spend any time writing their hit single “We Paid.” In an interview with HNHH, 42 Dugg noted their collaborative track was the product of freestyling. The visual showcases his hometown in Detroit, and highlights overcoming obstacles, including prison, to find success.
Stream “We Paid” (ft. 42 Dugg)
8. Pure Cocaine
Lil Baby’s strategy to flood the market with music worked in his favor. However, when it came to joints like Street Gossip, it was very much underappreciated. The tape is hard and tracks like “Pure Cocaine” are sure to get you bobbing your head to the beat. Lil Baby also dropped the video for the Street Gossip cut. The video (directed by Edgar Esteves) follows Baby leaving an old life behind and enjoying his newfound success as a breakout rap star in a gorgeous, all-white mansion. The celebration is cut short when an old associate enters the party (plus a cameo by a recently-freed 21 Savage) and things start to get hot.
Stream “Pure Cocaine”
Before Lil Baby established himself as a bonafide star in 2018, the Atlanta rapper burst on the scene with a trio of 2017 mixtapes capped off by December’s ‘Too Hard.’ The standout track from the project is the Joseph DaVinci-produced single, “Freestyle,” which is filled with numerous shoutouts and name drops.
10. Sum 2 Prove
“Sum 2 Prove” is Atlanta rapper Lil Baby’s third single for his sophomore studio album, My Turn. The track was officially announced by Baby’s record label Quality Control on January 5, 2020, on the label’s official Instagram account. The song features Baby rapping in a braggadocios manner, flexing his wealth in terms of jewelry, cars, and the amount of monetary wealth he has. Baby first teased a short snippet from this track on January 3, 2020, followed up by a longer snippet from the track three days later on January 6, 2020.
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11. Emotionally Scarred
Lil Baby performed this song at the 2020 American Music Awards. Baby, who was nominated for New Artist of the Year and Favorite Album – Hip Hop/R&B with My Turn, hit the stage to perform one of the project’s singles, “Emotionally Scarred,” but also left fans with a message to protect their mental health. Baby continued to pound through the rock-laden performance with searing honesty.
Stream “Emotionally Scarred”
12. Baby ft. Dababy
Non-hip-hop fans may get them confused just because of their names, but Lil Baby and DaBaby are distinctly different rappers. The duo’s video for “Baby“, which doubles as a Scarface homage, is predictably entertaining and painfully obvious — a hallmark of DaBaby’s work. The Daps-directed visual features both Baby and DaBaby recreating the classic chainsaw, bathroom scene, albeit with more jewelry. It’s worth four minutes of your time, if you’re willing to not think about it too hard.
Stream “Baby” ft. Dababy