BLAME IT ON BABY

DaBaby - BLAME IT ON BABY
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #258 / 266
User Score
Based on 529 ratings
2020 Ratings: #565
Liked by 6 people
April 17, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
South Coast, Interscope / Label
Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
DaBaby’s detractors might not be defeated with ‘Blame It On Baby’, but this latest project succeeds by further propelling the rapper’s soaring momentum even while in lockdown.
70
Exclaim!

In the moments that DaBaby peels back his layers to reveal more than a persona, he feels connected and centered. Though we love the bops, sometimes balance is necessary to keep a career fresh.

68
Pitchfork
The North Carolina rapper’s third album in 13 months is stacked with the same regurgitated phrases and flows from earlier projects. This time, they’re starting to go stale.
67
Entertainment Weekly

Blame it on Baby is no more or less serious than last year’s Kirk, and while most of the songs on it could easily have come from that album, they do help us understand the rapper’s path forward.

50
Rolling Stone

Sweeter, smoother, and designed to be more palpable to the masses, DaBaby’s third studio album, Blame It On Baby, is a course correction from a course that didn’t need correcting, an adjusted recipe meant to appeal to a subset of fandom that’s no longer his commercial core.

50
AllMusic

The bold, swagger-heavy rap songs are growing more tedious, and the experiments with singing and emotional nuance are mostly underdeveloped. DaBaby still has a grip on the special magic that put him on most listener's radars, but with the middle-of-the-road material of Blame It on Baby, we can hear that grip loosening.

50
HipHopDX

Blame It on Baby is an obvious misstep in DaBaby’s otherwise flawless rise to rap stardom. This isn’t to say that he won’t be back soon with something more substantial but as it stands, this album has his least playback value.

40
Clash

Offering 13 tracks of Hennessy-infused rhyming, drums on drums on drums and a nasty Kidz Bop styled beat to tie it all together, the album is sadly a fresh reminder that DaBaby is hip-hop’s biggest one-trick pony. Unlike the release of his second studio album, KIRK released last year, a major fraction of Blame It On Baby lacks effort and even originality.

40
The Needle Drop

Even at its best, Blame It on Baby sounds like something DaBaby's done before and better.

knewnie
39
what's the opposite of versatile
Doublez
73
On BLAME IT ON BABY, DaBaby has managed to give a more pop and melodic dimension to his music, while recycling a formula that is beginning to run out of steam with this new impetus.

It's nothing new for anyone, but DaBaby is one of the hot new rappers that literally exploded last year, and as is often the case in this case, in full turmoil, the artist often chooses to capitalize rather than do something qualitative. When you think about it, he's not wrong in substance. At a time when music is ... read more
RakkSmells
48
Wait, how did 30 minutes pass? I don't remember doing anything during that time. Let me check my Last.FM page... wait, since when did I listen to this? I don't remember hearing this. Wait, let me think back... okay, there's that producer tag that samples The Kazoo Kid..., he has that line about turning fecal matter into sugar and calling it chocolate pudding... he raps about things... I guess Roddy Ricch had a good feature on that one track... hmm. You sure I didn't just skim through this? I ... read more
nijakiler17
74
the fact that i enjoy this should be enough motivation for you to block and unfollow me as i clearly have no idea on how to understand very basic concepts, like good music
itscase
60
While I appreciate him trying to go more melodic, he isn’t really able to pull it off. The production is decent, but for the most part it’s exactly what you expect and pretty average. This project is not bad, and DaBaby brings a decent presence, but his shtick is getting a little tiresome at this point.

Fav Tracks: Can’t Stop, Pick Up, Talk About It, Rockstar, Nasty

Least Fav Tracks: Sad Shit, Find My Way, Blame It On Baby
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Track List

  1. CAN'T STOP
  2. PICK UP (feat. Quavo)
  3. LIGHTSKIN SH*T (feat. Future & JetsonMade)
  4. TALK ABOUT IT
  5. SAD SH*T
  6. FIND MY WAY
  7. ROCKSTAR (feat. Roddy Ricch)
  8. JUMP (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
  9. CHAMPION
  10. DROP (feat. A Boogie wit da Hoodie & London On Da Track)
  11. BLAME IT ON BABY
  12. NASTY (feat. Ashanti & Megan Thee Stallion)
  13. AMAZING GRACE
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