Jonathan Lyndale Kirk — better known as giddy rap sensation DaBaby — was born in Cleveland, but relocated to Charlotte when he was six. Through his older brothers, he absorbed the wordplay-filled music of Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Nelly and Eminem. Bored with street life, he started rapping when he was 21. Originally performing as Baby Jesus, he started releasing music in 2015 with his NonFiction mixtape. After changing his name to DaBaby, he released God's Work: Resurrection, which featured a guest appearance from Boosie BadAzz and the attention-grabbing single "Light Show" (eventually adding a Yo Gotti guest verse to the remix). In 2017, DaBaby released a whopping six mixtapes, including the first four volumes of his Baby Talk series. His breakthrough came at the end of 2018 with the release of Blank Blank, a 10-track project supported by the humorous videos for "Next Song" and "Walker Texas Ranger." In 2019, he signed to Interscope Records, who released his official debut, Baby on Baby, which features appearances by Offset, Rich Homie Quan, Rich the Kid and more. Lead single "Suge" became his first charting hit on the Hot 100.