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Kirk (stylized all caps) is the second studio album by American rapper DaBaby.[4] It was released on September 27, 2019, by Interscope Records and South Coast Music Group.[5]

The album features guest appearances from rappers Kevin Gates, Chance the Rapper, Gucci Mane, YK Osiris, Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, Moneybagg Yo, Stunna 4 Vegas and Migos.[6][7] The album topped the US Billboard 200, becoming DaBaby's first album to do so.[8] The lead single "Intro" was released on September 19, 2019.[1] The second single "Bop" was released on November 19.[9] The third single "Vibez" was released on March 31, 2020.[10]

DaBaby released his debut studio album Baby on Baby on March 1, 2019.[11] Almost six months later on August 26, he revealed his next album's title to be Kirk, an homage to his last name.[12] The cover art features DaBaby as an infant, sitting on his father's lap, who died sometime after the release of Baby on Baby.[13]

Kirk was released on September 27, 2019, for digital download and streaming. DaBaby and Stunna 4 Vegas performed a medley of "Intro", "Really" and "Bop" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 1, 2019.[14]

On October 4, 2019, DaBaby revealed that he was going on a North American tour titled the "Kirk Tour" featuring Stunna 4 Vegas to promote the album from November 16 until December 21.[15]

The album's lead single, "Intro" was released on September 19, 2019. The song debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[16] A music video directed by Reel Goats and shot in Hawaii was released the following day.[17]

On November 15, 2019, he released a Broadway-inspired, Reel Goats-directed "musical" video for "Bop", titled "BOP on Broadway (Hip Hop Musical)", which featured the Jabbawockeez.[18] It was sent to US rhythmic contemporary radio on November 19, 2019, as the album's second single.[9] The song peaked at number 11 on the Hot 100 chart, making it the highest-charting song from the album, and his second highest-charting song ever.[19]

On October 1, 2019, a music video for "Vibez" was released.[20] It was later sent to US rhythmic contemporary radio on March 31, 2020, as the album's third single.[3] The song peaked at number 21 on the Hot 100 chart.[19]

A music video for "Off the Rip", directed by Reel Goats, was released on November 1, 2019.[21]

Kirk received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 74, based on seven reviews.[23] Album of the Year assessed the critical consensus as a 69 out of 100.[22]

Danny Schwartz of Rolling Stone said that the album "shows why [DaBaby is] one of the year's most compelling breakout stars."[13] Writing for NME, Kyann-Sian Williams' stating that "Although this record is often emotional, Kirk also races over snappy hit-hats and repetitive synths, showing off his giddy flow."[28]

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