DaBaby Reveals Plan to Retire From Rapping in Five Years

The Grammy-nominated rapper is looking to focus his efforts on the music business.

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DaBaby could be putting down the mic in five years to become a full-time music exec.

In his latest cover story with XXL, the Charlotte, North Carolina rapper briefly touched on his short-term plans in the game — which includes bidding rapping goodbye. “Yeah, I will always be DaBaby. I’m my momma’s youngest son so I’ll always be DaBaby, but you know, Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment — five years, definitely gonna be one of the hottest labels in the game,” he said, continuing, “Five years, Imma be retired in five years. I won’t be rapping in five years. I won’t be rapping, I’ll be creating other superstars.”

DaBaby hit the ground running since releasing his debut studio effort Baby on Baby in March 2019, following it up with KIRK in September, Blame It on Baby in April 2020 and his EP My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G) in November 2020. His cut “Suge” was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 2020 Grammys, and he recently received four new nods at the 2021 Grammys for “Rockstar” with Roddy Ricch (Record of the Year, Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Rap Song) and “BOP” (Best Rap Performance).

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