Being a misfit is the new “cool.” That’s what musician, producer, and entrepreneur Gabriel Emmanuel Walker, aka Baby Thug, believes with all his heart. He’s not looking to fit in with the crowd. Baby Thug would rather stand out, and as he paves his way through the world of music, he’s ready to leave a lasting mark.
Gabriel hails from Norfolk, Virginia. A community man and family man, he started with nothing and slowly rose the ranks. Growing up with his mother was a struggle as she would work every day to survive. But being exposed to the harsh realities of life made Baby Thug stronger. “At first, I had a hard time coming up in the world from gang bangin and my environment,” shares Gabriel. “But In all I made it from the bottom to the top.”
Baby Thug runs a music recording and label company, Delorean Music Media Group. Together with his crew, the music executive has built a reputation for creating quality music and managing the best up and coming hip hop and R&B talent in the Virginia region and beyond. The music label gets things done for their abilities and looks to redefine the underground music scene. In recent times, Gabriel has also started to venture into managing other talents, including athletes and influencers. He hopes to work with local and global brands, publications, sponsors, and large organizations.
As an entrepreneur and artist, Gabriel Walker knows how to keep pushing onward. He’s eager to succeed and never stops until he accomplishes his mission. Baby Thug has a clear vision of where he wants to be- cruising with the top entrepreneurs, celebrities, and artists. With the necessary creativity, work ethic, and drive to get there, it’s most likely that the music producer and executive will go all the way.
On top of that, Gabriel is a genuine person. What people see is what they get. He never feels the need to put on a face and always puts himself out there. Beyond anything, Baby Thug works hard to strengthen the local community, showing no bias or judgment towards anyone. That trait has made him a lot of friends and helped him grow an extensive business and talent network.
At his label, people have a closely-knit culture where everyone feels welcome. “We primarily focus on family,” shares Baby Thug. “We do what’s best for the artist and look out for what he or she wants music-wise and deal-wise. Also, we work to come up with the best deal for both parties so we can focus on success instead of treachery.” Delorean Music Group currently operates out of Virginia Beach but has connections and work with partners and artists in places like Colorado, Queens, Metro D.C, Richmond, Williamsburg, Atlanta, Georgia, and Chicago.
Baby Thug’s determination and goal is to keep working for himself, writing his own story, and ascertaining his future. As an artist, Gabriel understands the importance of freedom of expression. He hopes to give every artist in his organization that same space and freedom to express themselves best but always remains ready to guide when they need guidance.
Baby Thug hopes to build his music empire into a multi-million company and help more artists and communities. He believes in the importance of giving back and never misses the chance to help those in need. To learn more about Baby Thug, visit his website or Instagram account. Listen to his music on his Soundcloud account.