Groomed by famed Quality Control Music co-founders Coach K and Pee, Atlanta’s Lil Baby just started rapping in 2017, but he’s already practically at rap’s forefront. Given his melodic, post-Young Thug sound and steady output (four mixtapes and an album so far), it’s a status Baby was on his way to achieving even before May’s Drake collaboration, “Yes Indeed,” launched him to a new level. Lil Baby has grown from release to release, most recently on his studio debut, Harder Than Ever. With YK Osiris. 15+.