Just one second into DaBaby's latest Baby On Baby album is all it takes to come to the conclusion that the North Carolina-bred emcee is packing something special.
On project opener, "Taking It Out," the newly-minted Interscope signee gets straight to the point, preceding the beat drop to introduce a cadence and self-possessed aggression that sets him apart from most of his contemporaries. Even when issuing such lines as , "He touch me, he gon' die on the scene/I'ma pay me a lawyer and sit in the county/You ain't built how I'm built, they ain't seen what I seen," DaBaby does so with a certain level of composure.
It's a consistent balance that persists throughout the entirety of Baby On Baby and constructs "Taking It Out" as a well-strategized preface.
Listen to the track below.
You ain't slap 'em when you heard that boy talkin' down
You must feel the same way that he do
And you know we gon' check it, I ain't really trippin'
Can't wait 'til the day that I see you (On gang)
You fuck niggas glass, see-through (Ha)
Know I'm on they ass, Evisu (Yeah)