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By Tristin Marshall
This year, Lil Baby released ‘Harder Than Ever’ which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard top 200 chart, and also went platinum with the single “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake.
This summer, the Atlanta rapper hit the road for the Harder Than Ever Tour with special guests including City Girls and received a glowing review from Billboard. It was also just announced that Lil Baby has been nominated for Best New Hip-Hop Artist at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Gunna, who hails from College Park, GA, the same hood as rap superstars like 2 Chainz, is signed to Young Thug’s YSL label and released his project ‘Drip Season 3’ earlier this year. He will also be heading on tour with Travis Scott as the opener on the Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour this October.
After starting his career just over a year ago, Lil Baby released four mixtapes before ‘Harder Than Ever.’ His cinderella story in rap has unfolded through the vision of his fairy godfathers, co-CEO’s of Quality Control Music Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, who incubated the talent in the young rapper and kept him off the streets after he was released from jail. Lil Baby joined Motown in 2017 through the label’s joint venture with Quality Control Music.