Is Baby Keem working on new album? Rapper teases studio clip, fans speculate collab with Kendrick Lamar
There's a lot of buzz surrounding Baby Keem over the last couple of months, and it looks like the rising rapper knows how to guide the hype train.
Keem's fame is shrouded in mystery and made headlines several times as being an artist to look out for. But a question that his followers often raise is 'Why are we getting a studio album?' It's understandable that fans are eager for the rapper to release his first studio album because a studio album is important in showing who an artist really is. In fact, the rapper has actually been around since 2017 with only two singles, two mixtapes, and a handful of EPs in a discography that begs for a full-length.
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Baby Keem dropped a surprising social media post on February 23 which teases with new music. The teaser video features two mystery artists — a man covered with a hoodie, presumably Keem, and a masked woman — working together in-studio on a new song. While it is unclear who the collaborators are or if it is for an album, the size of the studio and fancy equipment hints that it could all be part of a larger project. At least, one thing that can be confirmed is that it's a new single. Additionally, Baby Keem hasn't captioned the clip, therefore keeping it all under wraps for now. The song itself, previewed with a few bars, is an atmospheric hip-hop slow jam with melodic vocals. Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, fans are left salivating for new Baby Keem music and are speculating who the featured artists are. Several fans are convinced they hear Kendrick Lamar in the video. "Is that Kendrick!!!" asks an excited fan in the comments while another wrote, "Sound like dot in the back 👀👀👀." One fan said, "i mean who else has that voice, it's clearly kdot." Another fan shared, "would be hyped for a kdot and Keem track."
One fan described the song, writing, "This is so fire." Another asks, "how do you put out music that's in 500 genres at once."
"DROP THE ALBUM" added another fan.
Who is Baby Keem?
Baby Keem is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer, best known for his single 'Orange Soda' from his sophomore mixtape 'Die for My Bitch', which peaked at No 98 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Keem is rumored to be Kendrick Lamar's cousin. He spent the past couple of years quietly working on Top Dawg Entertainment projects, earning songwriting and production credits on Kendrick Lamar's 'Blank Panther: The Album', Schoolboy Q's 'Crash Talk', and Jay Rock's 'Redemption'.
In an interview with Crack Magazine, he said, “[Dave Free and Kendrick are helping with] everything." Keem expressed, "Me as a whole, Baby Keem the artist, Hykeem Carter. Everything, every aspect. They’re my guys, that’s my team. That’s my life."