KIRK

DaBaby - KIRK
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2019 Ratings: #607 / 766
User Score
Based on 644 ratings
2019 Ratings: #807
Liked by 7 people
September 27, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope, South Coast / Label
Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Rolling Stone

DaBaby was born for stardom, and, judging from KIRK, he seems to love it.

80
NME

DaBaby has emotionally matured over the last six months, a fact that is reflected in his lyrics. Even if he has the superfluous style of the old DaBaby, there’s greater depth here than there was before.

78
HipHopDX

While a more focused effort across the board would be appreciated, DaBaby’s time is currently now.

76
Pitchfork

KIRK offers some moments of unexpected depth.

70
Highsnobiety

KIRK serves as a showcase of the 27-year-old MC’s maturation and expanding skill set.

67
Consequence of Sound

Kirk sounds like an album he made while shopping for boats, and it’s not hard to imagine being completely done with him by, oh, this time next year.

50
The Needle Drop

There's no doubt DaBaby can flow; it's just unfortunate he spends so much time on KIRK, as he says, "fuckin' around."

50
AllMusic

While newer production tricks add some kick to DaBaby's formula, stagnant lyrics and monotonous flows present him as an artist unwilling to change; swamped by slushy imitations of his best work, the gems on Kirk aren't given the platform to shine.

Inglume
46
🎵IT'S OK. THIS ALBUM'S KINDA OK.🎵
🎵IT'S OK.🎵
🎵I DON'T REALLY SEE THE BIG DEAL🎵
🎵IT'S OK.🎵
🎵THIS ALBUM'S KINDA OK🎵
🎵IT'S OK.🎵
🎵YOU PROBABLY WON'T REMEMBER IT IN A YEAR🎵
🎵IT'S OK.🎵

Kirk is such an average release it's almost painful. You can't really hate on it, but you also can't say much good about it either cause it's just so...subpar. I did see DaBaby as a rapper with quite a bit of potential. His XXL Cypher was pretty darn solid! DaBaby's raps ... read more
pizzagrande
79
this is my favorite baby album!!!!!!!!! it has no tiktok songs 😞😣 but it has actual character that some of his other music seem to lack. most of his verses have a big melodic element and the bass is as bouncy as ever. look at da baby!! so cute
RakkSmells
50
You've heard one song, you've heard the whole album. Every beat's the same, every hook's the same, every ending's the same, every feature's the same, it's just incredibly generic and bland. It does have highlights, like some spots are pretty damn catchy, but that's about it.

Besides, I already have YBN Cordae's debut album. Miles better than this.

favourite tracks: INTRO, BOP, GOSPEL
least favourite: XXL

Summary: Generic
WhatTheFunk
37
I'm starting to think that the 2019 xxl freshmen were not THAT good.

After the released of "Intro", I was hyped for the new DaBaby's project, it hinted towards the idea that "Kirk" was gonna see DaBaby expand his musical horizons, and tackle a wider variety of beats than on "Baby on Baby". "Intro" is definitely a nice single. Maybe his best song to date and great showcase of his talent. With Dababy's rise to fame, he now has access to a large variety of ... read more
Jeffery
65
When Jesus is King didn't drop, I went into a deep depression. I found myself screaming in a hotel room. I didn't want to self destruct, so I went running for answers and I came back to DaBaby.

In all seriousness though, I liked Baby on Baby, it had a lot of bangers on it. I knew this new album was probably going to be just the same thing DaBaby does, but I was hoping that maybe he could switch up his sound. He didn't. This is basically the same thing we got with Baby on Baby, but slightly ... read more
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Track List

  1. INTRO
  2. OFF THE RIP
  3. BOP
  4. VIBEZ
  5. POP STAR (feat. Kevin Gates)
  6. GOSPEL (feat. Chance the Rapper, Gucci Mane & YK Osiris)
  7. iPHONE
  8. TOES (feat. Lil Baby & Moneybagg Yo)
  9. REALLY (feat. Stunna 4 Vegas)
  10. PROLLY HEARD
  11. RAW SHIT (feat. Migos)
  12. THERE HE GO
  13. XXL
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Added on: August 26, 2019