Baby Keem (born Hykeem Jamaal Carter Jr.) and Kendrick Lamar are both American rappers and songwriters.

Baby Keem, who is from Las Vegas, Nevada, first garnered attention for his production work under the pseudonym “Hykeem Carter” on projects like the Black Panther soundtrack and Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed album “DAMN.” Later, he began releasing music as a solo artist. His tracks “Orange Soda” and “Hooligan” have gained him a substantial following.

Kendrick Lamar, from Compton, California, is one of the most critically acclaimed rappers of the 21st century, known for his insightful and socially conscious lyrics. His albums, including “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” “To Pimp a Butterfly,” and “DAMN.,” have won numerous Grammy Awards and have been influential in the music industry.

In addition to their musical collaborations, there is a personal connection between Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar: they are cousins. This family connection and their artistic synergy have resulted in collaborations, with Lamar making a guest appearance on Baby Keem’s track “Family Ties” in 2021. Lamar has also been instrumental in helping to guide and mentor Baby Keem’s career.