My Turn (Lil Baby album)

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My Turn
Lil Baby - My Turn.png
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 28, 2020 (2020-02-28)
Length60:44
Label
Producer
Lil Baby chronology
Street Gossip
(2018)
My Turn
(2020)
Lamborghini Boys
(2020)
Singles from My Turn
  1. "Woah"
    Released: November 8, 2019
  2. "Sum 2 Prove"
    Released: January 10, 2020

My Turn is the second studio album by American rapper Lil Baby. It was released on February 28, 2020 by Capitol Records, Motown, Wolfpack Music Group, and Quality Control Music. The album features guest appearances from Gunna, 42 Dugg, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug, and Rylo Rodriguez. The album was supported by two singles, "Woah" and "Sum 2 Prove".

My Turn received generally positive reviews and debuted atop the US Billboard 200, becoming Lil Baby's first US number-one album.

Background[edit]

In October 2019, Lil Baby revealed plans to release his next studio album before the end of 2019, but was delayed until the following year.[1]

The album's artwork and release date were revealed in January 2020.[2][3] Lil Baby took to Instagram Live and explained the album's title:

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "Woah", was released for digital download on November 8, 2019. The song was produced by Quay Global.[5] The music video was released on December 6, 2019.[6]

The album's second single, "Sum 2 Prove", was released on January 10, 2020. The song was produced by Twysted Genius.[7] The music video was released on February 18, 2020.[8]

Promotional single[edit]

The album's lead promotional single, "Catch the Sun", also from the Queen & Slim soundtrack, was released on November 15, 2019. The song was produced by Hit-Boy.[9] The music video was released on January 29, 2020.[10]

Other songs[edit]

Music video for the song, "Heatin Up" featuring frequent collaborator Gunna, was released on February 28, 2020,[11] while the music video for "Forever" featuring Lil Wayne, was released on March 3, 2020.[12] Both videos was directed by Jon J.[11][12]

Artwork[edit]

The artwork features a pastoral painting that illustrates Lil Baby atop a large jutting rock, with water, baby goats and greenery surrounding him. He's shown lighting up, the smoke adding to the haziness of the artwork.[2][13]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Album of the Year64/100[14]
Metacritic66/100[15]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[16]
NME3/5 stars[17]
Pitchfork6.6/10[18]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[19]

My Turn was met with generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 66, based on four reviews.[15] Album of the Year assessed the critical consensus as a 64 out of 100.[14]

AllMusic's critic Fred Thomas gave the album a positive review, praising Baby's vocal delivery as well as his flow on the album. Thomas further says that "Lil Baby manages to keep every moment fresh, finding a unique and unlikely midway between artistic inspiration and commercially viable entertainment".[16] Writing for NME, Kyann-Sian Williams gave the album a mixed to positive review, praising many of the features on the album as well as Baby's delivery, although stating that the album "starts of a little slow and dreary". Furthermore, Williams said that the album "is an enjoyable collection of tracks for his loyal fans. He [Lil Baby] would do well, though, to stay away from the whiny sounds and rap with a little bit more clarity".[17] Pitchfork's critic Sheldon Pearce had mixed opinions regarding the album, saying that "the music is all work and no inspiration". He implied that Baby's songwriting and lyricism has improved, but also stating that he "doesn't really have any charisma, or flavor, or personality".[18] Writing for Rolling Stone, Danny Schwartz gave the album an overall mixed review, commending Baby's lyrical skills, saying "Baby's great strength is that he conveys emotion effortlessly; he doesn't need to formally unpack old traumas to bear them out". However, Schwartz mentioned that the "excessive length" of My Turn results in "a lot of filler" songs. Nonetheless, he described these songs as "premium grade".[19]

Commercial performance[edit]

My Turn debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 197,000 album-equivalent units (including just under 10,000 pure album sales). It is Lil Baby's first US number-one album.[20]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Get Ugly"
ATL Jacob2:35
2."Heatin Up" (with Gunna)
Quay Global2:57
3."How"Murda Beatz3:02
4."Grace" (with 42 Dugg)
  • Jones
  • Dion Hayes
  • Zachary Thomas
Budda Beats3:23
5."Woah"
  • Jones
  • Rosser
Quay Global3:03
6."Live Off My Closet" (featuring Future)
  • Twysted Genius
  • Priority Beats[a]
2:53
7."Same Thing"
2:42
8."Emotionally Scarred"
  • Jones
  • Portis
Twysted Genius3:17
9."Commercial" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
  • Tay Keith
  • Fabio Aguilar[a]
  • Keanu Beats[a]
3:34
10."Forever" (featuring Lil Wayne)Twysted Genius3:21
11."Can't Explain"
  • Jones
  • Rosser
Quay Global3:01
12."No Sucker" (with Moneybagg Yo)
  • Tay Keith
  • Fabio Aguilar[a]
  • Keanu Beats[a]
3:08
13."Sum 2 Prove"
  • Jones
  • Portis
Twysted Genius3:25
14."We Should" (with Young Thug)Wheezy2:56
15."Catch the Sun" (from "Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack")Hit-Boy3:02
16."Consistent"
  • Jones
  • Rosser
Quay Global3:01
17."Gang Signs"
2:49
18."Hurtin"
  • Jones
  • Rosser
Quay Global2:43
19."Forget That" (with Rylo Rodriguez)
  • Jones
  • Ryan Adams
  • Lindstrom
  • Tyler Armes
  • Murda Beatz
  • Armes
2:47
20."Solid"
  • Jones
  • Chidi Osondu
  • Hagan Lange
  • Chi Chi
  • Hagan[a]
3:05
Total length:60:44

Notes

Sample credits

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[25]

  • Matthew "Mattazik Muzik" Robinson – engineering (all tracks)
  • Todd Bergman – recording (track 15)
  • Thomas "Tillie" Mann – mixing (all tracks)
  • Stephen "DotCom" Farrow – mixing assistant (tracks 5, 6, 13)
  • Princeton "Perfect Harmony" Terry – mixing assistant (tracks 1–19, 20)
  • Chip Cannon – mixing assistant (tracks 1–4, 7–12, 14, 16–18, 20)
  • Colin Leonard – mastering (tracks 1–14, 16–20)
  • Ian Sefchick – mastering (track 15)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[26] 20
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[27] 27
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[28] 36
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[29] 109
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[30] 2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[31] 25
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[32] 14
French Albums (SNEP)[33] 60
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[34] 88
Irish Albums (OCC)[35] 12
Italian Albums (FIMI)[36] 54
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[37] 19
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[38] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[39] 44
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[40] 20
UK Albums (OCC)[41] 6
US Billboard 200[20] 1
US Rolling Stone Top 200[42] 1

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