DaBaby is popping to music to heal.
Two weeks after his older brother, Glenn Johnson, died by suicide, the rapper has recorded a heartbreaking tribute known as “My Brother’s Keeper.” On Wednesday, he shared a snippet and the artwork that includes a childhood photograph of him and his bro.
On the one-minute clip, a grieving Baby displays on their relationship rising up, together with recollections in church and getting disciplined by their mom. “I’m my brother’s keeper and it been like that forever,” he raps.
He goes on to reveal that he’s been “fighting these devils” since his brother’s passing. “Feel like a prisoner in my mind / No one to talk to,” he raps, while talking to others who could also be battling their own demons. “Never let depression go unchecked / That sh*t will cost you.”
Johnson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Nov. 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 34. DaBaby beforehand addressed his brother on the “Intro” to his KIRK album: “My brother be thinkin’ that we don’t love him and let him struggle like we ain’t family / Like I won’t give up all I got to see you happy.”
The full song is set for release Friday. Listen to a snippet below.