Lil Baby is an Atlanta-born rapper and one of today’s most prominent names in hip-hop.
With an $8 million net worth, he’s also not messing around.
You can attribute the rapper’s drive to his upbringing.
Lil Baby, born Dominique Jones, grew up in a humble home with a single mom and two sisters, and he dropped out in the ninth grade to deal drugs.
After several arrests and imprisonment, he finally cleaned up his act.
Jones started rapping, and that’s how he made the bulk of his fortune.
So, let’s look into it in detail.
How Lil Baby Started Rapping
When Lil Baby was 17 and still dealing drugs, he frequented Atlanta’s Quality Control Records.
Label founder Kevin “Coach K” Lee saw his swagger and the respect he commanded and encouraged him to start rapping.
The rapper agreed and received mentorship from Gunna and Young Thug.
He released his first mixtape in 2017, with Lil Yachty and Young Thug appearing.
Over the next year, the rapper released three more mixtapes, and the last one went Gold.
After experiencing success, the Atlanta rapper wasted no time; he released his debut album the following year.
“Harder Than Ever” features Offset, Drake, Young Thug, Gunna, Starlito, Lil Uzi Vert, and more.
With such a potent line-up, it’s no wonder the album went platinum.
Lil Baby’s next song, “Drip Too Hard,” went Diamond and garnered 85 million YouTube views.
In 2020, he released his follow-up album, “My Turn.”
With more collaborations and intensity, the album went quadruple platinum.
The rapper released his third album in 2022, titled “It’s Only Me.”
The album also went to number one and sold a bucketload, cementing Lil Baby as a hit-maker.
He Also Acts
In 2018, Lil Baby appeared in “FishCenter Live.”
This ignited his love of acting because the following year, he appeared in “How High 2” as himself.
In 2022, a documentary on his life came out titled “Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby.”
He Runs Businesses
The rapper teamed up with a close friend to launch 4PF Kennel, which means 4 Pockets Full Kennel.
The friend, who calls himself 4PF Don Juan Army, revealed that the rapper had helped him become an entrepreneur after he got out of prison.
The Kennel’s specialty is breeding pit bulls.
Lil Baby also opened an Atlanta restaurant.
He’s A Lil Hustler
After his background, it’s no surprise that the rapper is making waves in the music industry (and has a healthy bank balance).
Based on his success, the rapper is nowhere near done, and many future hits are in store.