DaBaby Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family & personal life

    GET TO KNOW DABABY DaBaby Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family & personal life

DaBaby, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, is a rapper and composer from the United States. 'Baby on Baby,' his successful debut studio album, is his most well-known work. DaBaby was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and reared in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the youngest of his parents' three children. Even as a child, he had run-ins with the authorities. 

He graduated from Charlotte's 'Zebulon B. Vance High School.' He has been interested in music since he was a child, but he just started serious about becoming a rapper in 2014. Soon after, he began rapping under the alias "Baby Jesus." 

DaBaby rose to notoriety after releasing his debut mixtape, 'Nonfiction,' in 2015. His big success, however, came with the release of his single 'Light Show' in 2016.

On internet music-streaming sites, the song earned millions of plays. DaBaby continued to release mixtapes on a regular basis during the following few years. 

The 'Baby Talk' series of recordings became quite popular among the general public. DaBaby stated in early 2019 that he has secured a record deal with 'Interscope Records.' 'Baby on Baby,' his debut major-label album, was released in March 2019. The record received worldwide acclaim and economic success.

Childhood & Early Life:

Jonathan Lyndale Kirk was born on December 22, 1991, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was the family's youngest child, growing up with two elder brothers.

He credits his brothers for influencing his musical tastes. He listened to Eminem, Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Lil Wayne. DaBaby, while being a music fan as a youngster, was never really interested in pursuing a career in music.

When DaBaby was six years old, the family relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. The neighborhood was deplorable. As a result, DaBaby found himself among the negative elements of the streets. As a youth, he was involved in small criminality.

He was arrested multiple times by local police for offenses such as driving with a false license and having marijuana. He was in and out of prison while also finishing high school at 'Zebulon B. Vance High School' in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He had begun to contemplate a career in music by the time he was in his early twenties. Before that, he did odd jobs, some of which were illegal, to make ends meet.

When he chose to abandon the life of crime in 2014, he suffered a huge psychological shift. He also grew more aware of his responsibilities as a member of society. According to him, he became absorbed in music in order to help others via his words and poems.

He had first taken the pseudonym "Baby Jesus," but because it was religiously incorrect, he eventually altered it to "DaBaby." He began working on his debut mixtape in December 2014.


DaBaby made his debut mixtape, 'Nonfiction,' in 2015. It was judged unprofessional and did not appeal to music fans. DaBaby was not discouraged by the bad reaction of his debut mixtape and proceeded to work on his next effort, another mixtape.

He also had no prior stage experience. Charlotte, North Carolina, meanwhile, lacked a vibrant rap music culture. As a result, DaBaby attempted to explore for alternatives. 

He relocated to Austin, Texas, in the spring of 2015 to attend the 'South by Southwest Music Festival.' There, he demonstrated his worth by playing live on many of his mixtape tunes.

He had a positive reception at the event and then released another mixtape, 'God's Work: Resurrected,' in 2016. He was able to entice Boosie Badazz to work with him.

He began utilizing the alias "DaBaby" with this mixtape. In a brief introduction to the mixtape, he claimed that he changed his stage identity for political reasons.

The mixtape 'God's Work: Resurrected' performed far better than his first and garnered a lot of attention. DaBaby mainly released his tracks and albums independently, on internet sites such as 'SoundCloud,' where he acquired a considerable fan base over the years, in the lack of a record company.

DaBaby followed up with numerous more mixtapes, including 'Billion Dollar Baby' and 'Back on My Baby Jesus Sht.'

He grew in popularity with each subsequent hit. He also rose to prominence with his 'Baby Talk' mixtape series.

In January 2017, he released the first installment of his 'Baby Talk' mixtape. It is, without a doubt, his most successful tape to date. He followed up with three additional installments the following year. All of them were successful. He also played live at the 'South by Southwest Music Festival' that year.

One of his mixtape tracks stood out above the others. The track, titled 'Light Show,' was released in 2016 and became a huge success. DaBaby became an online sensation after the music went viral on 'SoundCloud,' 'Datpiff,' and 'YouTube.'

He published 'Baby Talk 5,' the last installment of the 'Baby Talk' series, in June 2018. He released another mixtape, 'Blank Blank,' in November of that year, which was very popular.

In early 2019, he declared a major professional breakthrough when he announced a deal with 'Interscope Records,' one of the country's largest music labels.

He also said that he was working on his first studio album, titled 'Baby on Baby.' The album, which contained 13 tracks, was released in March 2019. It featured a number of notable musicians as guests, including Offset, Rich Homie Quan, and Rich the Kid.

The album was an instant hit, starting at number 25 on the 'Billboard 200' list and eventually peaking to number seven. 'Suge,' a song from the album, became very successful with listeners, reaching the eighth slot on the 'US Billboard Hot 100.'

The album was well received by critics, with 'Pitchfork' rating it 7.7/10.

Family & Personal Life:

Despite having fled the life of crime before commencing his profession, DaBaby found himself in deep water again in November 2018, when it was alleged that he had shot a guy to death. It was subsequently revealed that DaBaby had been accosted by a mugger inside a 'Wal-Mart shop and had shot him in self-defense. In March 2019, the allegations against him were withdrawn.

DaBaby has dated several ladies, as evidenced by the lyrics to many of his songs. However, no information regarding his present romantic connection is accessible.