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DaBaby Announces Forthcoming Project "BLAME IT ON BABY"

Mahlik Campbell

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: DaBaby attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

DaBaby's new mixtape is coming this Friday, April 17. 🔥

On Tuesday, DaBaby shared a few details surrounding his forthcoming project BLAME IT ON BABY.

Along with semi-cartoonish cover art that shows Baby wearing a protective face mask, he outlined the Friday release date and mixtape title in the caption of an Instagram post, adding "#ImCutLikeDat."

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-9tfDGJF1m/

BLAME IT ON BABY will be the 28-year-old artist's first project since fall 2019 when KIRK was released. With features from Chance the Rapper, Lil Baby and Nicki Minaj, among others, KIRK debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

DaBaby's announcement comes one day after he teased new music by tweeting "THIS FRIDAY! 🤫💿," leading many fans to suspect he was going to drop.

https://twitter.com/DaBabyDaBaby/status/1249735312907079680

Though Baby didn't provide many hints about what to expect with BLAME IT ON BABY, he did release a comical promo video in which people blame their misfortunes on DaBaby and his music.

"Blame it on Baby, and you can get yourself out of any situation in life," the narrator says. 😂

https://www.instagram.com/p/B--tgbCJZ5Y/

The tape will also follow his recent single, "Find My Way." Produced by DJ Kid, the smooth, acoustic track came with a cinematic short film starring Baby and entertainer B. Simone playing a modern day Bonnie and Clyde duo.

(One scene was so action-packed that Baby claimed he got glass stuck in his eye. 😯)

The lead up to the video included a viral stunt where Simone staged a photo of her and a Baby look-alike getting comfortable with one another. Fans started a commotion online given Simone's longtime crush on the rapper.

You can watch the 10-minute video directed by Baby's go-to visuals team Reel Goats below.

"Find My Way" reflects a new vocal approach for Baby as he experiments with a slightly lower tone combined with a hint of Auto-Tune. Fans appear to be feeling this unfamiliar style, though, as the song debuted at No. 22 on the Hot 100.

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