Babyface Ray to Release New Album ‘Mob’

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Detroit rapper’s second full-length LP of 2022 will arrive in December

Babyface Ray, a dominant figure in Detroit’s rap scene, announced his second album of 2022: Mob, set to release Dec. 2. The full-length album will include Ray’s recent tracks, “Nice Guy” and “Spend It,” featuring Blxst and Nija.

In the trailer for Mob, a chain-smoking panel of people asks “contestants” to listen to Ray’s new album before it launches. As each contestant takes a seat and pulls on a pair of headphones, the camera captures their reactions, and at the end, the rapper takes a seat in front of the panel. Holding a doubled-up styrofoam cup, Ray leans back and tells viewers the title of his new project, Mob.

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Ray opened 2022 with Face, which was noted for its standout tracks “Sincerely Face,” as well as the Pusha T collaboration, “Dancing With the Devil.” The project featured work with G Herbo, Icewear Vezzo, and 42 Dugg. Face also reached Number 31 on the Billboard Top 200, along with appearing on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. The success of his first full-length album landed him a spot on the XXL Freshman Class cover.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ray spoke about his focused process to music. “I approach every album the same. I just do me,” he said. “Every record I do is whatever I go through at that time. It just happened to be that.”