DaBaby dropped his second single of 2021 with “Ball If I Want To”. The rapper made his directorial debut with the release of his new music video, which features a nod back to high school.
DaBaby Can Ball If He Wants To
Known for his upbeat and enthusiastic raps, the 29-year-old’s new single is no different. DaBaby boasts of his successes through energetic and witty lyricism on his two-minute track, “Ball If I Want To.” He raps melodically about the consequences his newfound fame – the cars, the money, the women, and the drama. DaBaby helped pen the song himself along with Daniel Levin and David Dorman, which was then produced by D.A. Got That Dope. The track was followed by a raunchy, two-minute music video.
The single arrives on the heels of the rapper’s recent success, as his newest collaboration with Dua Lipa, “Levitating”, has peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. DaBaby has had an undeniably triumphant year, as his hit single “Rockstar” charted at #1, and he is the recipient of multiple grammy nominations.
The Charlotte Rapper Makes His Directorial Debut in “Ball If I Want To” Music Video
DaBaby released the “Ball If I Want To” music video June 18th, signaling his debut as a director. The video features the rapper and a squad of dancers, who then cause mayhem in a local high school. Though school is out for most of the country, DaBaby’s video makes students wish they were back in class. Dancers, clad in green and yellow uniforms, create absolute chaos on school grounds with DaBaby as their ring leader. The video even features a giant dancing baby, complete with an oversized diaper.
Within its first week of release on Youtube, the video has garnered more than 5 million views and nearly 300k likes. DaBaby’s success in his first directorial stint is hopefully just an indication of what is to come.