Lil Baby is getting noticed by hip-hop heavyweights

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Atlanta rapper Lil Baby is getting some major credit from hip-hop heavyweights. It’s unsurprising there’s chatter about the rising superstar — his latest album, “My Turn,” was the most popular album in the U.S. for the first half of 2020.

Kanye West called the “Yes Indeed” artist his favorite rapper in a since-deleted tweet in July.

“Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won’t do a song with me,” West posted, according to Complex

But the “Drop Too Hard” rapper said he had no idea West had attempted to reach out. 

“Nobody told me Ye was trying to get me on a song. That’s fu**ed up,” Lil Baby tweeted.

West isn’t the only rapper to praise Lil Baby. While on the “All The Smoke” podcast, Lil Wayne gave props to him for overcoming artistic hurdles.

“I was in a session with him before. He heard a beat come on out of the blue that I was working on. It was an uptempo beat. It was probably a feature for somebody. Baby was like ‘I couldn’t even begin to rap on no s**t like that,'” Wayne told hosts, Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. “After that session, I done heard two or three songs like that come out that he done did. I was like, ‘See, he went right back and figured it out.'”

Lil Baby first garnered attention with his 2017 trap mixtape “Perfect Timing.” Meanwhile, his 2018 debut studio album “Harder Than Ever” and his 2020 follow-up “My Turn” have both been certified platinum. 

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