Lil Baby, a Grammy-nominated rapper, businessman, and philanthropist, has been awarded a very uncommon RIAA Diamond certification for their 2018 smash hit song “Drip Too Hard.”
With only 85 other songs in history having gained the prestigious accreditation, Lil Baby’s placement among the elite of music is solidified by this distinction. This is the most recent in a string of extraordinary achievements for Lil Baby, and it occurs before the release of his recently announced and eagerly awaited album It’s Only Me on October 14.
Lil Baby’s 2018 single “Drip Too Hard” served as an early warning to everyone that he was an unstoppable force. It received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Single/Sung Performance, reached a peak of No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, became the first No. 1 song at Urban Radio in 2019 and was the most played song in the format that year, among a long list of other honours. More than one billion people heard the song on US radio, 345 million people watched the music video, and it has received more than four billion streaming globally as of this writing.
The announcement comes immediately after the last performance of Lil Baby’s North American One Of Them Ones tour and soon after the song “Do We Have A Problem” featuring Nicki Minaj won the Best Hip Hop category at the MTV VMAs. Baby just celebrated the debut of his new documentary, Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby, which was another significant accomplishment.
The documentary, which debuted on August 26 through Amazon Prime Video, offers a close-up look at his early years before his sudden turn into one of hip-most hop’s elite artists. Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby chronicles a young artist and activist’s journey as he exposes systematic oppression and the obstacles that prevent many people from realising their most cherished American Dream.