Even though DaBaby’s career is going strong right now, he doesn’t plan on doing this for much longer.
During his recent cover story with XXL, the rapper revealed his plans for retirement, which might come a lot sooner than his fans expect.
“Five years, I’ma be retired in five years,” DaBaby told the mag, before elaborating on his plans to get into other parts of the music industry. “I won’t be rapping in five years, I won’t be rapping. I’ll be creating other superstars.”
While the North Carolina native plans on completely stepping away from his own front-and-center superstardom in 5 years, he’s already well on his way to creating other big names. DaBaby has his own record label, Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment, which has five artists of its own: KayyKilo, Wisdom, Rich Dunk, DJ K.i.D, and Stunna 4 Vegas.
The rapper told XXL: “Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment, five years, definitely gonna be like one of the hottest labels in the game.”
Elsewhere in the interview, DaBaby touched on the huge success from his smash hit single, “Rockstar” with Roddy Ricch. “I already knew what it was as soon as I recorded it,” he admitted. “It’s definitely a major accomplishment. And if ‘Rockstar’ don’t win a f**kin’ Grammy I give up on the Grammys, you get what I’m saying?” he added.
“Rockstar” was undoubtedly a huge success for the 29-year-old rapper this year. His popular protest anthem went No.1 on the Billboard charts for seven weeks straight. The “Bop” rapper is now going into the new year with 3 nominations for the stellar track at the upcoming Grammys ceremony including for Best Rap Song, Record of the Year, and Best Melodic Rap Performance. “Bop” has also received a nod under the Best Rap Performance category.
The busy artist also noted that despite the pandemic, he had a successful 2020, and looking at how well he dominated 2019 with the release of both KIRK and his Billboard charting album BABY ON BABY, he believes everything put him in a position to “Level up.
“The way that I put s**t together leading up until the pandemic definitely put me in the position to, right when the pandemic hit, like, I leveled up completely. I’m on a.. you know what I’m saying, a whole other wave right now.”
A “whole other wave” is right!
Congrats to DaBaby! Let’s see what he cooks up for 2021.