Lil Duval started a Twitter debate on Thursday morning (June 24) after he claimed that DaBaby is this generation’s Ludacris. The comedian made the comparison between the two rappers’ music videos and showed how Luda’s creativity has inspired a new league of rappers, perhaps in particular the Charlotte, North Carolina native.
For example, Duval shared a picture from Luda’s iconic ripped look in his 2004 “Get Back” video. “So this ain’t something DaBaby would do?” he tweeted. Duval proved his point by posting a picture from DaBaby’s “Suge” video, where he also donned huge fake arms.
On Twitter, fans gave Luda his props for inspiring the younger generation.
“Ludacris is one of the FEW artists that came out in the early 00s making exciting videos,” one person wrote. “Gave us classic albums!!! Word of Mouf, Red Light District, Chicken & Beer.”
Some agreed with the comparison. One fan tweeted, “Entertaining, larger than life lyricist. I see it.”
Another wrote, “I said the same thing. It’s the artistry.”
Other fans disagreed that Ludacris and DaBaby are similar rappers, but saw the influence in videos and style.
“As far as music videos and humor I agree. The bars? No. But you can def see the Ludacris influence on him,” one fan tweeted.
“Luda, in very wise rooms, might be considered the best rapper [Atlanta] has ever had,” another wrote. “DaBaby is [the second] coming of T.I. Same flow at first on all songs... [and] huge self-confidence,” another wrote.
Duval also tried to pinpoint Lil Baby as this generation’s Jeezy.
“Lil Baby got the streets how Jeezy had it in his prime. Especially in Atlanta,” he explained.
However, he later reversed his decision and compared Lil Baby to T.I.
What do you think of Duval’s comparison? See the comedian’s initial tweets and the ongoing debate below.
Da baby is this generation Ludacris— lil duval (@lilduval) June 24, 2021
So this ain’t something da baby would do? pic.twitter.com/5fLJxsXDeX— lil duval (@lilduval) June 24, 2021
Come on nih y’all hating if y’all don’t see it pic.twitter.com/yzyYosiNmC— lil duval (@lilduval) June 24, 2021
Lil baby is this generation Jeezy— lil duval (@lilduval) June 24, 2021
ludacris is my nigga, however…. https://t.co/YxLkbErlW4— BITCH, I WAS LYING (@BigNickBradley) June 24, 2021
I said this same thing, it’s the artistry https://t.co/AizK88EgJF— Fro (@DATSMY3RDLEGBOI) June 24, 2021
Entertaining, larger than life lyricist. I see it https://t.co/rESuKomVLN— BE LOVE (@Jamel_Montalban) June 24, 2021
This shows how under-appreciated Luda is. Like ppl really forgot good an individual was at their craft because they haven't heard or seen nothing new since they moved to better things in life. Luda is one of the south most lyrical dudes ever. Not knockin Da Baby but he's no Luda https://t.co/ODaO9VPn3K— Lakers home resting for 21-22 season (@CurrentLoud) June 24, 2021
Ludacris is this generations Ludacris https://t.co/ILUEaux91M— Moderna Thee Stallion (@CoreyPTownsend) June 24, 2021
I have never seen a rapper AFTER Ludacris that can compare to Ludacris. Busta Rhymes is the closest i can think of all time.— No Pressure (@Gon_Ride) June 24, 2021