DaBaby didn't want to waste time. Just hours after writing a new single called "Industry", the North Carolina emcee decided to release the track and its accompanying music video.
Arriving on Tuesday, February 7, the visuals shows the 31-year-old jamming in a home studio. On the Uzohabor-produced banger, he spits, "I pull up, yellow Lamborghini with the seats down/ I'ma pop my s**t, I go three, John/ I'ma pop my s**t, I go 5G/ Ain't stuntin' this s**t on IG."
"I'm ready for a n***a to try me/ I'm ready for a n***a to want that/ I tried to hide this s**t when I went No. 1/ but f**k it, I'm on that, ain't comin' inside the b***h without no gun," he continues. "You know I'ma bun it, yeah/ any n***a that play that, yeah/ Look where a n***a standin'/ This exactly where a n***a gon' lay at…"
"Industry" marks DaBaby's first release in 2023. It follows "Joc in 06", which was dropped in December 2022. Prior to that, the rapper released his "Baby On Baby 2" album in September.
DaBaby's new music came nearly two months after he was slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit over his hit "Rockstar". Florida producer JuJu Beatz, whose real name is Chraig Mims, filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
In the legal docs, JuJu named DaBaby, his "Rockstar" collaborator Roddy Ricch and producer Shethinkhekitchen as defendants. He also listed Caroline Diaz, Warner Chappell, Universal Music Group and DaBaby's publishing company Project Dreams Entertainment.
"Plaintiff provided his musical composition known as Selena to Defendants in 2019, who then used Selena to create a sound recording entitled 'Rockstar'," the complaint stated. "Defendant Diaz and DaBaby's representative accessed Plaintiff's Selena on more than 40 occasions in late 2019 and early 2020."
"On, or around April of 2020, Defendants DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, and Portaro released, through the other named Defendants, a sound recording titled 'Rockstar' that included many compositional elements from Plaintiff's Selena composition," it added.