who is Baby Keem
Baby Keem is an American rapper and singer born on October 22, 2000. His musical style incorporates hip hop music, R&B, trap, dancehall, reggae, and soca. He grew up listening to artists such as Drake, Kanye West, Future, Meek Mill, J Cole, Migos, Travis Scott, Young Thug, and others.
In 2017, he signed with Interscope Records and Atlantic Records. On July 14, 2018, it was announced that he had been dropped from both labels due to creative differences.
Keem released his debut album, titled Blue Chips, on September 13, 2018, under his production team Themselves.
Blue Chips is primarily inspired by the life experiences of Keem and his family members. The album features guest appearances from several rappers including Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, YG, Yo Gotti, Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, 21 Savage, Quavo, Offset, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Kodak Black, K Camp, Jeremih, Pusha T, Rae Sremmurd, and many more.
Keem’s lyrics are often focused on relationships, love, money, and partying, among other topics. Keem says that he writes about real life issues and struggles because he wants people to relate to him.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Baby Keem
1. He isn’t actually related to Cardi B.
2. His father died when he was young.
3. He used to be a DJ.
4. He was bullied and picked on growing up.
5. He had a girlfriend named Mia who broke up with him because she thought he wasn’t serious enough.
6. He was kicked out of school for fighting.
7. He was once arrested for shoplifting.
8. He played football in high school.
9. He got into trouble with the law again in 2018.
10. He wants to become a lawyer one day.
Hykeem Carter grew up in the Bronx, New York City, where he attended P.S. 64 public school. He began playing piano at age four and guitar at eight. At age five, he learned how to play drums. His parents are both musicians; his father plays bass and his mother plays keyboards. He stated that his family had always been musical, having played together since he was young. In high school, he took lessons in classical pianist while learning about hip hop and R&B music.
Keem’s love for rap stemmed from growing up in the Bronx, NY. He watched his aunt burn CDs on her computer and listened to them on her stereo system. He remembers one particular day sitting in her room listening to Kanye West’s 808’s & Heartbreaks. He says it inspired him to start making beats, which led him down the road to becoming a rapper. As a child, he loved hip-hop music, but it wasn’t until he heard Kanye West’s album 808’s & Heartbreaks that he really got into it. He recalls listening to the album over and over again, trying to learn every part of the song. He eventually bought his own copy of the album and taught himself how to produce songs.
While attending Public School 64, Keem used to hang out with friends who played video games like Call Of Duty and Halo. One night, he saw another kid playing a game called Minecraft. He asked his friend what it was, and he told him that you could build anything within the game. After seeing the potential of building things within the game, Keem thought he might want to make his own version of it. He soon realized that there weren’t many people doing what he wanted to do. So he started creating his own game and named it All Mighty Modz. Keem began posting videos of his creations on youtube, and soon enough he gained popularity.
In 2013, Keem released his first mixtape titled The Beginning. It featured artists such as Yung Berg, Lil Durk, and more. He also made an appearance on the track “I’m Not A Player”. In 2014, he released his second mixtape titled The Return Of The King. It featured artists such like Ace Hood, Yo Gotti, and more. He then went on to release his third mixtape titled The Last Chapter. This mixtape featured artists such as Future, Rick Ross, and more.
who is Kendrick Lamar
The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today. In addition to winning the award in the music category, rapper Kendrick Lamar received a special citation. He beat out artists like Billie Eilish, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Drake, Lorde, SZA and others.
Lamar won his second Grammy Award earlier this month for Best Rap Album for DAMN., which he co-wrote and produced. His previous win came in 2017 for Best Rap Performance for “Alright.”
In the music category, Lamar beat out artists including Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Bruno Mars and Shawn Mendes.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges appointed by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the National Academy of Arts and Letters.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California. His parents are both African American; his father is a truck driver, and his mother is a housewife. He grew up listening to hip hop music such as Public Enemy, NWA, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, and Big Daddy Kane. At age 10, he began writing lyrics and rapping along to songs. By 14, he had become obsessed with rap music and would listen to it every day. In high school, Duckworth became friends with rapper Jay Rock, who introduced him to recording artists like Kanye West and Drake. After graduating from Garfield High School in 2006, Duckworth enrolled at USC, where he studied communications and marketing. While attending college, he worked as a DJ and opened for acts including Lupe Fiasco, Common, and Jadakiss.
In 2010, Duckworth signed with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), founded by CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. He recorded his debut album Section 80 under TDE’s subsidiary label imprint Top Dawg Records. Originally titled Good Kid, M.A.A.d City, the album was shelved due to issues with Universal Music Group (UMG). After signing a distribution deal with Aftermath Entertainment, Duckworth reworked the project into To Pimp A Butterfly, which was released in late 2013. With help from producer Sounwave, he wrote most of the album while living in Los Angeles. On April 28, 2016, Duckworth announced that he had left TDE following creative differences.
After being dropped by TDE, Duckworth went independent and formed his own record label, Blacksmith Records. He released DAMN., his second studio album, on May 11, 2017. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 237,000 copies in its first week.
On January 13, 2018, Duckworth released his third studio album, DANGEROUS, via Top Dawg/RCA Records. The album features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Quavo, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla Sign, Future, and Rick Ross. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. Following the release of the album, Duckworth embarked on the DAMN. World Tour.
In November 2018, Duckworth was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world.
Lamar officially signed to Cash Money Records in January 2008, and he began working on his debut album, Section 80, later that month. He had initially planned to release it in early 2009; however, due to label issues, the album was delayed until June 2010. During this period, Lamar worked with producers including DJ Toomp, Swizz Beatz, Jeezy, Kanye West, Mike Dean, and others.
Section 80 was originally scheduled to be released on May 20, 2010, but was pushed back to August 25. On July 26, 2010, during an interview with MTV News, Cash Money CEO Birdman stated that the album was finished and ready to go, but that there was still some finessing being done. Later that day, it was reported that Section 80 was set to be released on September 14, 2010. However, the album was never released, and no further information about the album has been given since.
In 2011, Lamar collaborated with fellow Cash Money recording artist Drake on the song “Back to Back”, taken from Drake’s second studio album Take Care. This marked the first collaboration between the two artists.
On October 24, 2012, Lamar released his fifth mixtape, titled My Name Is My Name, via iTunes and Datpiff.com. The mixtape features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Future, Big Sean, T.I., 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Wale, Pusha T, Juicy J, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Nas, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes, John Legend, and many others. The mixtape peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 chart.
After signing to Top Dawg Entertainment, Lamar announced that he would be releasing a free EP called Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, on April 7, 2013. The EP contained five tracks, including the single “Poetic Justice”. The EP debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 charts, selling over 300,000 copies in its first week.
In November 2013, Lamar released his sixth mixtape, titled Untitled Unmastered, featuring guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Eminem, Rihanna, Ty Dolla Sign, and YG. The tape was produced entirely by longtime collaborator Bink!. Its lead single, “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst”, became a viral hit, reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming the most streamed track of 2014.
In February 2014, Lamar released his seventh mixtape, titled Damn, to critical acclaim. The mixtape received widespread praise from music critics, who praised its production quality and lyrical themes. Rolling Stone named it the best rap mixtape of 2014.
2010–2011: Overly Dedicated and Section.80
In 2010, Lamar began touring with Tech N9ne on the independent grind tour. He performed alongside Jay Rock, Yelawolf, Bizarre, and others. During this period, Lamar released his debut studio album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. His second major label release came in 2012 with My Name Is Kendrick Lamar, which won him three Grammy Awards including Album Of The Year. In 2013, Lamar released his third major label LP To Pimp A Butterfly, which went platinum within weeks of its release.
On April 2, 2011, Lamar released his debut mixtape 21 via iTunes. The mixtape features guest appearances from Travie McCoy, Bun B, Big Kuntry King, Slim Thug, and many others. The mixtape received positive reviews from critics and peaked at number seven on the US Billboard 200. On August 26, 2011, Lamar released another mixtape, entitled, featuring production from DJ Dahi, Mike Will Made It, and Metro Boomin. Following the success of, Lamar announced that he had signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath Entertainment, which led to the formation of 808 Mafia Records. The following month, Lamar released the single “The Recipe,” featuring Drake.
2012–2013: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City and controversies
Lamar’s second mixtape, Good Kid, M. A. A. D. City, was released on July 24, 2012, with production from DJ Mustard, Kanye West, Mike Will Made It and others. The project debuted at number one on Billboard 200, selling over 130,000 copies in its first week. The following month, Lamar performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards alongside Jay Z, Drake, Eminem and Lil Wayne. He won Best New Artist, while “Swimming Pool (Drank)” became the most added single of the year on radio stations in the United States. At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Lamar received three nominations, winning Album of the Year for good kid, m.a.a.d city; Best Rap Performance for “The Recipe”; and Best Rap Song for “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst”. His performance included a freestyle rap verse, where he rapped about being a black man growing up in Compton, California.
On June 16, 2013, Lamar released his third studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly, which features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Schoolboy Q, Pusha T, SZA, Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Future and John Legend. The album was met with widespread critical acclaim, and topped several charts worldwide upon release.
2014–2016: To Pimp a Butterfly and Untitled Unmastered
Lamar began working on his sophomore album during 2013, while still touring behind Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. He had completed writing over 90 songs for the project by early 2014, and felt confident enough about it to release “i” as the lead single. However, he soon realized that he needed some help putting together the final product. So, he brought in several collaborators to assist him, including Nas, Dr. Dre, Rick Rubin, S1, Swizz Beatz, DJ Dahi, Travi$ Scott, and others.
The resulting record, To Pimp a Butterfly, was released in April 2015, and became one of the most critically acclaimed hip hop albums of all time. Its success led to a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album, making Lamar the youngest artist ever nominated in that category.
2017–2018: Damn, Black Panther soundtrack and hiatus
Lamar put together one of the most successful soundtracks of all time with his work on the Black Panther soundtrack. His songs “Humble”, “King’s Dead”, “All the Stars,” and “Mortal Man” are some of the best tracks off the album. He even helped produce another track called “Black Boy Fly.” With such great success, it seemed like he had no reason to stop making music. But Lamar did. Instead of releasing a full length project, he opted to release three singles over the course of a few months. The first came out on February 17th, 2017, titled “The Heart Part 4.” Then, just a week later, he dropped the second single, titled “.” Finally, on March 23rd, 2017, Lamar released the third and final single off the project, titled “Mortal Man.” All three singles received positive reviews from fans and critics alike. However, none of the singles managed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. So what happened? Well, according to Genius, Lamar’s label Warner Chappell Music wanted him to focus solely on his acting career. They felt that he wasn’t doing enough promotion for the project, and they didn’t want to risk losing money on the project.
2020–present: PG Lang and Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
PGLang is a multilingual, artist friendly service company based out of Los Angeles, California. Founded by Lamar Odom and partner David Free, PGLang is a multimedia production company that specializes in music videos, short films, web series, podcasts, and live events.
In a press release, Free claims that the company “isn’t a record label, a film studio, or a publishing company. We’re not even a media agency. Instead, we’re a service company that helps artists connect directly with fans around the world.”
The company focuses on developing projects that reflect the artistic vision of the individual artist. They aim to cultivate raw expression from grassroots partnerships.
On March 5, 2020, PGLang announced the launch of PGLang Lang, a multilingual, artist friendlier service company.
In a press release announcing the launch, Free stated: “We’ve been working on this project for several months now and it’s finally here. For those of you who know me personally, I’m sure you know I’ve always had a passion for language. My love for languages and cultures runs deep and I think it’s important to recognize that our planet is becoming increasingly globalized. The way people communicate across borders today is changing rapidly. People are connecting with each other in ways never seen before and that’s what makes us human. But there’s still so much work to do to make sure everyone understands one another. That’s why we created PGLang.
– On August 21, 2020, Lamar released his third solo studio album, titled Culture II.