Baby Keem is only 20 years old, but he raps with the poise and confidence of someone who has been in the industry for decades. Like his older cousin, Kendrick Lamar, Baby Keem isn’t going to let anyone put him in a box. His incredible skill level mixed with his endless creativity has made him one of the most talked-about up-and-coming artists in the industry. Although he hasn’t achieved a lot of commercial success just yet, the release of his debut album, The Melodic Blue, has put him on lots of people’s radars. It seems like only a matter of time before Baby Keem starts getting all of the spotlight he truly deserves. Keep reading to see our list of the best Baby Keem songs of all time.
Witty word play must run in the family because it’s a quality that both Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem share. In the song “Hooligan” Baby Keem sounds confident as he raps, “I get the top while I skeet off/Swervin’ through lanes, I am limitless/For the ones down, I say, “Free y’all”/I start to question what freedom is/My unc’ put the Chevy on fours/I drip in all black like an emo b***h”. Even though some of the lyrics are on the braggy side, Baby Keem still comes off as being very grounded.
Versatility is one of the most important qualities a rapper can have, and Baby Keem definitely has it. “Issues” is a great example of how he can switch things up. Baby Keem’s singing on “Issues” is smooth and calming as he opens up about some of the issues he’s been dealing with.
Despite being only 20 years old, Baby Keem has had to endure a lot of things in his life, and that’s something that often comes through in his music. As the title of the song suggests, “Scars” is about some of those things he he’s had to deal with. In the chorus, he raps, “I ask God (God)/Why this life you gave so hard?/Why all the choices that I make leave me with scars?/I feel like everyone I meet confuse my heart/I ask God (God)/Why this life you gave so hard?”
7. Invented It
“Invented It” is one of Baby Keem’s earlier releases, but this song shows that he’s always been ahead of his time. With a unique flow and an infectious beat, “Invented It” is one of those songs that you only have to listen to once, and it’ll be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. That said, don’t say we didn’t warn you when you catch yourself singing it non-stop.
6. Pink Panties
Making a song for the ladies is definitely par for the course when it comes to rap music, so it’s only right that Baby Keem have one of his own. “Pink Panties” is a fun song to listen to and it shows that Baby Keem can make catchy and uptempo songs without sacrificing the quality of his lyrics.
5. First Order Of Business
Even though there are still a lot of other things Baby Keem would love to accomplish in his life and his career, he’s very thankful for the things that he’s already achieved. “First Order of Business” is a song all about being thankful for the present but also looking ahead to the future and setting himself up for success.
4. Durag Activity
There are lots of rappers who are accused of repeatedly using the same flow on all of their songs, but that’s one thing that no one can say about Baby Keem. On “Durag Activity” Baby Keem switches things up a little and shows that he can deliver no matter what. On top of that, Travis Scott definitely did what needed to be done with his verse.
3. Range Brothers
As soon as the beat drops, you can tell that “Range Brothers” is going to be something special. The song takes listeners on a lyrical journey that puts Baby Keem’s talents on full display. Additonally, it’s no secret that any time Baby Keem and Kendrick get on a track together it’s going to slap.
2. Orange Soda
“Orange Soda” is probably the first Baby Keem song that a lot of people heard, and what a lovely introduction it was. The song showed listeners the musical gymnastics that Baby Keem is capable of. Even though “Orange Soda” is a relatively short song, it tells you everything you need to know about Baby Keem.
1. Family Ties
Like we said earlier, any time you see Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar on a song together, you know it’s going to be good. In “Family Ties” it’s clear that there’s some friendly competition with each of them trying to outrap each other and it resulted in a song that will likely be considered a classic one day.