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Lil Baby has received numerous accolades in his successful, albeit short, career. Both of his albums were featured in the top five of the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album, “My Turn,” debuting at No. 1. His mixtape “Drip Harder” became platinum-selling.
These stats, along with Lil Baby’s cultural relevance right now, makes the rapper feel like a verse-for-verse exchange for features with other artists is disrespectful to him. In fact, in a since-deleted Tweet, anything less than $100,000 will “offend” him.
At this point it’s safe to say I want 100k for a feature
— Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) June 26, 2020
A post shared by DJ Akademiks (@akademiks) on Jul 26, 2020 at 10:44am PDT
According to a Rolling Stone article, quarantine has boosted the features market. With no tours or TV and music video opportunities, artists are scrambling to continue making an income. An analytics company found that more than a third of hip-hop tracks had a featured artist at the end of 2019, but now experts anticipate that upcoming notable records will be flooded with features.
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