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DJ Akademiks Exposes Lil Baby Low Tour Ticket Sales In Flagrant 2 Interview



 

Lil Ticket Sales

 

Last week, Andrew Schultz and Akaash Singh interviewed known chatty patty and Hip Hop chipmunk DJ Akademiks on their Flagrant 2 podcast. Akademiks in true form revealed a private conversation he had with two individuals about Lil Baby and his struggling tour. He said, "Lil Baby is on tour currently. They said Lil Baby's ticket - he's trying to do arenas about 10,000 - 15,000...., they said his tour is doing bad. They're like, you'll never see him post his tour sold out. It's not selling that much."


Photos are for an Aug.6th show



 

This does not surprise me one bit. I have been critical of the hype that Lil Baby has gotten because it is very reminiscent of Cardi B's rise. All praise, very little critique. The industry and the Hip Hop media want to artificially place Lil Baby at the top of Hip Hop, instead of having him earn it. I get it, he's a likable guy, but he has to be likable to fans, not just insiders.


Let's be clear, DJ Akademiks alleges the tour is doing bad. Not that there are just some cities where he had

low ticket sales. The tour is doing bad, which means, that QC played themselves by thinking Lil Baby is ready for arenas. Lil Baby should have started off in a smaller venue and then upgraded if sales justified it. Now, I believe this tour is with Lil Durk, so maybe they thought will both fanbases and media support, tickets would move fast.


I must point out that Cardi B, who is a media darling, has yet to go on a real tour. The shows she was trying to pass off as a tour were not selling out. I was known for posting the receipts on IG, to the dismay of some. All the narrative spin doesn't always translate into sold-out shows.



This is a good lesson to Lil Baby's peers. Don't be in a rush to see your name next to "arena." It's always better to be forced to upgrade than to downgrade from one.

 

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This is why stan, Twitter viral tweet, Instagram likes, billboard, number one,Grammy, heavy playlists and radio and streaming and all this shit should not be taking seriously and clearly mean nothing. Pure sales and ticket sales let you know if you popping like that, the hype on social media and the hype in reality it’s definitely not the same. Cardi and lil baby are the perfect example their streams make them look big but they can’t sold out an arena alone, Cardi even never did a real tour but they made it look like she’s big and did it lol, what I like with artists like doja and Megan it’s like they keep growing and don’t pretend to be already…

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Tiffany
Tiffany
Jul 13, 2021
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Of course. A slow/steady rise is the best way to rise. The girls are growing with every new music release.

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Tiffany
Tiffany
Jul 12, 2021

which new artists do you think can sell out big arenas? I don’t think any of them can honestly. Baby and QC really let social media hype get to their heads lol

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Fck Yaya
Fck Yaya
Jul 12, 2021
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I don't think any of them can headline their own tour at this point. If they teamed up, yeah they can pull off a successful tour. I think part of the problem is the way artists are "developed" today. They are made for the club appearances and smaller shows.


I saw Doja fans complaining about one of her shows. I was like damn, I thought she was one of the best performers out of the girls according to social media. These new artists don't spend much time developing concert shows. Yes, Cardi can kill an award show performance, but I have yet to see her really do the same for these live festival shows.

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