There is power in the tongue, and Lil Baby is proof of it.
The Atlanta-bred emcee, born Dominique Armani Jones, had dreams of becoming a millionaire way before he wanted to step into the booth to become a rapper. In fact, he never really had a desire to rap, but as fate would have it, Lil Baby is arguably one of the best lyricists of this generation — and he’s done it on his own terms.
“I dreamed about this sh-t as a kid… Imma be a real millionaire,” said Baby during his recently released documentary.
Now that “Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby” has made its debut on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming platform, fans and newcomers alike are getting a firsthand glimpse of his rise to success.
From Dreams To Reality
In 2021, AfroTech reported that the “Drip Too Hard” emcee had an estimated net worth of $5 million, which means he has surpassed his millionaire dreams. While the music plays a huge role in his deep pockets, Baby has always been quite the businessman.
“I never wanted to be a rapper,” Baby admitted. “I was already young and turnt in the streets.”
His fellow Atlanta brethren even suggested that the 27-year-old had touched millions of dollars well before dropping a song.
“He’s a real hustler,” said Young Thug. “Like he was already f–king up millions of dollars before he even made one song.”
Even when the odds were stacked against him, Baby bounced back following a stint in prison and once flipped $60 into $100,000.
Heart Of A Hustla
In a previous documentary, one of his sisters explained how Baby asked his mother and siblings for $20 each.
“For him to come to us and ask for something, we like, ‘Hmm, OK.’ So we gave it to him. He stayed gone for like seven days. He was clean when he left. When he came back, he was a mess. We went in his room just being nosey. Me and my sister counted $100,000 with our bare hands. He gon’ come through all the time.”
Shortly after the revelation, the rapper cleared up the rumors about what he did to get the funds.
“Majority came from a dice game,” he shared. “Probably put $60 on $2k then I ain’t lose for a week straight.”