Blackballed or not? For weeks, people talked about the demise of DaBaby’s career. From a canceled show in New Orleans due to fewer than 500 people buying tickets to see the rapper when the venue had a capacity of 14,000. Currently album sales are low with his latest release, ‘Baby On Baby 2.’ The project is expected to sell 16,000 units in the first week. This is a low compared to his previous solo record, ‘Blame It On Baby’ 2020.
Based on Billboards, that album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and grossed 124,000 album-equivalent units. DJ Akademiks captioned Baby and even called out radio personality and Apple Music’s Global Editor for Hip-Hop and R&B, Ebro Darden, for allegedly unlucky for the rapper.
Akademiks and Ebro started back and forth on Wednesday night and kept the energy up for today.
Ebro denies blackballing Baby and has any control over the charts, saying his music consumers are the holders of power. “What YOU, the consumer, skip in a playlist and what you play along the way determines what content is appealing. Literally ANY artist can put their music on ANY platform. Their fans can listen at any time they have free time. That behavior speaks to the truth,” he wrote.
Akademiks shares his work, saying that he doesn’t ride for a certain artist, in particular, it’s just principle. “It can happen to anyone… We’ve seen it before. I have to say something before it happens to your favorite person,” he tweeted. He’s not the only one to come to Baby’s defense. Meek Mill and Boosie both agree that the Charlotte natives are being black-polished.
The low ticket sales didn’t seem to bother Baby. As we recently reported, he posted a notice on his Instagram about low album sales saying, “Not bad for unlucky Blacks.”
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