Drake & Lil Baby Are Working On Joint Project: Report

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Drake attends the LA Premiere of HBO's "Euphoria" at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Best Male Hip Hop Artist award winner Lil Baby poses at the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

"Honestly, Nevermind" producer Black Coffee said Drake and Lil Baby are working on a joint project.

We could be nearing the end of the Drake era. The rapper recently revealed that he’s allowed the idea of a “graceful exit” to fester in his mind before bowing out of the rap game for good. “I’m at the point now where I just want to, like, and I feel like maybe we talked about this the other day, but I feel like I’m kind of introducing the concept in my mind of a graceful exit,” he told Yachty during Moody Conversations. In the past 14 years since the release of So Far Gone, Drake became a cultural behemoth with a grip on the Billboard charts, unlike any other artist who came before him. 

It seems as though we might end up getting at least one more album out of him before he decides to call it quits. In November, he joined forces with 21 Savage for his latest body of work, Her Loss, which closed out a trilogy that began with Certified Lover Boy and followed by Honestly, Nevermind. Though he hasn’t indicated what his next project would be, he did confirm that he will likely release more new music later this year.

Drake x Lil Baby?

Perhaps, the next addition to Drake’s catalog could be a new collaborative effort with Lil Baby. The two rappers developed a strong rapport over the years with the Canadian star previously inviting Baby to his home to record new music last year. However, Baby didn’t appear on Her Loss, so many assume that he was cooking up music for It’s Only Me. Turns out, he may have been working on a new joint project with Drizzy.

Black Coffee, the South African DJ who helped produce Honestly, Nevermind, recently sat down for an interview with MacG where he seemingly spilled the beans about Baby and Drake’s joint effort. Detailing a conversation with Coach K of Quality Control, he said, “He had said to me Lil Baby and Drake are making an album. It’s possible Drake is retiring.” Though Drake nor Baby have confirmed whether there’s any truth to Black Coffee’s claims, we’re hoping that they come through with new heat for the summer. Check out Black Coffee’s comments above. 

Full Black Coffee Interview

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