Lil Baby, whose real name is Dominique Armani Jones, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. He gained mainstream recognition in 2017 after dropping his mixtape titled “Perfect Timing.” The following year, he released his debut studio album, “Harder Than Ever” (2018), which included the popular single “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake peaked in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In addition to his studio album, Lil Baby released two more mixtapes in 2018, namely “Drip Harder” with Gunna, which produced the hit single “Drip Too Hard,” reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and later certified Diamond by the RIAA, and “Street Gossip” which peaked at #2 on the US Billboard 200.
Lil Baby’s Net Worth Explored
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lil Baby, an American rapper, has an estimated net worth of $8 million. While there is a lack of detailed information about his assets, it is clear that Lil Baby has accumulated significant wealth from his successful career as a rapper.
Following the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing in 2017, Lil Baby gained widespread recognition for his music. In the same year, he dropped three additional mixtapes, namely Harder Than Hard, The Hard Way, and Too Hard.
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Lil Bbay’s Background
Jones, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia’s Oakland City neighborhood, had a challenging upbringing, as his father left when he was only two years old. He was raised by his mother along with his two sisters. Unfortunately, he dropped out of Booker T. Washington High School during his freshman year and turned to drug dealing.
Jones’ criminal history began when he was charged with possession with intent to sell, among other charges, in early 2012. In 2013, he faced another charge, this time for possession of marijuana weighing less than an ounce. Subsequently, in 2014, he was arrested again on charges of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell and was sentenced to two years in jail.
How Lil Baby Started His Career?
During his early years as a drug dealer, Lil Baby often visited the Atlanta-based Quality Control Records studio, where label founder Kevin “Coach K” Lee recognized his potential as a rapper and encouraged him to pursue a career in music. With the guidance of fellow rappers Young Thug and Gunna, Lil Baby released his first mixtape, Perfect Timing, in April 2017, followed by three more mixtapes, Harder Than Hard, 2 The Hard Way (a collaboration with Marlo), and Too Hard, all within six months. His hit single “Freestyle” and its music video led the way for Too Hard, which was certified gold by the RIAA in February 2020.
In May 2018, Lil Baby released his debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200. The album included the popular singles “Southside” and “Yes Indeed” (featuring Drake), which peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Baby also formed his own label, 4 Pockets Full (4PF), in 2017, with rappers 42 Dugg and Rylo Rodriguez signed to the label.