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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the North Carolina rapper features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Kevin Gates, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Moneybagg Yo, Stunna 4 Vegas, and YK Osiris.
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Intro
Thinkin' 'bout my grandmama and shit I got the number one record, they acknowledged the jit (Ayy, yo, Kid) They goin' crazy when they play it,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 2, 2019
    80
    DaBaby’s regular invocation of vehicular speed makes KIRK feel like one continuous, relentless flex.
  2. 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.
  3. Oct 9, 2019
    78
    The project suffers a bit from hit-chasing evidenced from the bubbly Kevin Gates-assisted “POP” and catchy but baseless Nicki Minaj pairing dialed up on “iPHONE.” Unlike Baby on Baby, which sported “Suge,” it’s the hardcore “XXL” that serves as the album’s most complete record.
  4. Oct 2, 2019
    76
    KIRK is DaBaby in his sweet spot: alone and rapping with the untamed aggression of a tasmanian devil, on a beat that could destroy a 2001 Toyota Corolla from the inside out if played too loud. Change is overrated.
  5. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    An ambitious album that takes chance that mostly succeed and only occasionally miss the mark.
  6. 67
    He’s just topped off his winning streak with the most predictable rap album you’ll hear in 2019 that isn’t actually bad in any way. And like everything else about his rise, that’s way too soon.
  7. Oct 10, 2019
    50
    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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 7, 2019
    10
    An album by an artist that understands majority of the world has not heard of them yet, so ride on your strengths and don't let up. A runAn album by an artist that understands majority of the world has not heard of them yet, so ride on your strengths and don't let up. A run (musically) reminiscence of early 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes. Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2019
    8
    best tracks: bop, vibez, raw **** toes, there he go, prolly heard

    worst track: gospel