How to Recreate Lil Baby Beat (2/2)

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Following the release of his mixtape “Perfect Timing” in 2017, Lil Baby became famous. He eventually worked with Drake on “Yes Indeed” in 2018, which brought him into the mainstream. Lil Baby’s voice is frequently replicated yet rarely reproduced. There is no way to get darker than the beats he uses. Aspiring producers have been making an abundance of Lil Baby-inspired beats online and for good reason. Continue to learn how to make Lil Baby beat in this article.

Lil Baby Hi Hats


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Lower tempos are ideal for triplet hi-hats. Lil Baby’s rhythms don’t often include complicated hi-hat rolls or fills. It will work if you keep it simple and add some extra sixteenth note fills. If it feels appropriate, add an open hat. Putting them on beat 2 or the offbeat of beat 4 is a safe bet.

Lil Baby Snare & Percussion

The main snare placement is on beat 2 and 4, or beat 3 if you’re thinking in double time. This is true of almost any beat. Try layering a clap on top to get the tightest and most intense snare sound.

The counter snare and other percussion are what keep the beat moving. To complement the main snare, sparsely add counter snares. When positioning them, simple, syncopated rhythms are effective. To begin, experiment with the same idea with a short percussive sound along with interest and bounce. If you’re using many sounds, pan them to give your beat some stereo width.

Ear Candy

Add some ear candy to beef things up! This can take the form of precisely well placed vocal chops, sustained strings, or pitched percussion. Generally, you can beef up your track by accentuating drum elements or layering harmony to your chords. Try using the set ‘Ascension Songs’ in the ‘Rising Voices’ mood of Chromatic to add vocals.

Then, use the BBC Symphony Orchestra to add some sustained strings. They are in the back of the mix just for some depth. Moreover, using  Baby Audio’s TAIP plugin for some warmth and wow and flutter. 


All the components for your Lil Baby Type Beat should now be in place. Then you can start putting it together into a song that can support any vocalist rapping. The following is a typical arrangement for vocalists:

  • Intro – 8 bars
  • Hook – 16 bars
  • Verse – 32 bars
  • Bridge / Breakdown – 8 bars
  • Hook 2 – 16 bars
  • Verse 2 – 32 bars
  • Bridge / Breakdown – 8 bars
  • Hook 3 – 16 bars
  • Outro – 8 bars


It’s always a good idea to gain inspiration from unique artists like Lil Baby. This will sharpen your music production skills. The most crucial thing to keep in mind is that learning never ends. Remember that adopting other artists’ type beats will bring new sounds and techniques to your workflow.

Start pitching your tracks to musicians and establishing connections after you got a style down. Don’t just leave those tracks on your hard drive!


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