With DaBaby’s new album, Baby on Baby 2, not doing too well on the sales chart, DJ Akademiks has alleged that radio personality Ebro Darden is the reason for DaBaby’s lackluster performance.
“Da Baby’s last project in 2020, Blame it on Baby, sold 124K first week. His new project after being blackballed by Ebro, Apple Music is scheduled to do less than 20K,” tweeted DJ Akademiks on Wednesday (September 28). “Now yall understand my Ebro convo… DSPs control who is hot and who is not. Fall out of favor with them… UR DONE.”
DaBaby agreed with Akademiks’ narrative pushing Darden to respond. “Funny s###, when artists get hot, it is always how they built this themselves and the fans. When s### slows down it is radio, DJs, platforms, and the label. #BlameEbro is back for a whole new generation,” Ebro tweeted and then questioned why DaBaby was also lacking the platform Akademiks “works for.”
Ebro continued, “Im [sic] confused… Im [sic] old and irrelevant. No one listens to my shows. But why am I always being brought up by people who are “more powerful” and “doing more for the culture” as the reason things don’t perform? Somebody lying!!”