DaBaby has covered winter issue of XXL magazine where he discussed about his plans for next five years which includes retiring, he also reflects on his GRAMMYs 2021 noms , his brother’s loss and much more. Below you can read an excerpt from the interview
Recording in pandemic
“You don’t got none of the resources or the marketing tools that you normally have when dropping a brand new project. Everything was frozen. A lot of those songs I did, I had already recorded maybe like four songs of the 13 songs on that project. The rest of them, I had just recorded. “ROCKSTAR” was one of those; I already knew what it was as soon as I recorded it. That was one of the last ones I recorded before I put it out.
It was a challenge to say the least to put an album out during a pandemic. All the interviews is virtual, Zoom calls and all that. You can’t perform the music.”
On GRAMMYs nominations
It’s definitely a major accomplishment. And really with me, the coolest thing about it is that when I got nominated for two Grammys last year, I was talking shit like, “Yeah, I’m going to be at the Grammys every year until I quit doing this shit. Definitely gonna be there. So, for me to double up on the amount of nominations that I got, that’s dope. And if “ROCKSTAR” don’t win the fucking Grammy, then I give up on the Grammys, you get what I’m sayin’?
On next five years
Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment in five years is definitely gonna be one of the hottest labels in the game. I’ma be retired in five years. I won’t be rapping. I’ll be creating other superstars.
You can read full interview here