BabyK Osama has just shared his new video single “Gorillas”. With his vivid imagery, passionate vocals, and consistent releases, the 19 year-old rapper has cemented himself as a key player in the latest generation of Jacksonville rap, boasting co-signs from Yungeen Ace, Jdot Breezy, GMK and more. On his new record “Gorillas”, BabyK’s menacing Jacksonville flow strides over a crawling two-ton baseline, resonant piano keys, and skittering hi-hats that make for a beat teeming with tension. The video showcases BabyK backed by a tight-knit circle while delivering fierce, no-nonsense rhymes amid scenes of a sparsely furnished kitchen and a trampled backyard behind a boarded up house. “Gorillas” follows BabyK Osama’s recent Doe Boy assisted single “Athletic” as well as the release of his EP, Before I Break Through earlier this year, an exhibition of his practiced showmanship and chilling delivery alongside a mix of exhilarating drill-style beats, laid-back southern cuts, and radio-ready hits. With each new record, BabyK Osama continues to solidify his stance as one of the premier acts in Florida.
BabyK grew up on artists like J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar, but his influence also draws from the likes of Kodak Black and Lil Durk. He first started to take rapping seriously while he was locked up, spending most of his time in jail writing. After he was released, BabyK Osama dropped his head-spinning single “Michael Phelps Son” which was subsequently released on his 2021 mixtape, Judgement. He continued dropping new music at a steady pace through 2021 before following up with his next tape BabyK 2, in early 2022, featuring the notable single “No Drive By’s”. On the heels of his recently released project Genesis, BabyK is already plotting his next move. “I just know I can get better. Each tape, once something out, I just be like, ‘Okay…Onto the next one.’ Tracks like “Dirty Dancing” and “Ms. Stacy” portray the talent of a preternaturally gifted MC and hitmaker, but BabyK has been working towards this point with a relentless determination, which is why he knows he’s going to get even better, despite everything he’s accomplished thus far.
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