Kicking off a rap career in Atlanta in this day and age can prove difficult. There's been an outpour of new acts to emerge from the city through the last decade, and while some have gone on to become superstars, more have unfortunately fallen short. When it comes to Lil GotIt, however, leaving high school in the ninth grade and getting tattoos on his face left him no choice but to push to be great in hip-hop.

After being kicked out of school for fighting, Lil GotIt moved in with a friend who just so happened to be Young Thug's brother. Shortly after he began hitting the studio with his own blood—fellow rapper Lil Keed—and dropped his debut mixtape, Super Squid, in late 2017. While songs like "Regular" with PaperLovee were gaining traction, it was his single "Hood Baby" in early 2018 that helped Lil GotIt really take off.

The Alamo Records signee has tracks with Lil Uzi Vert, Hoodrich Pablo Juan and his "slime," Gunna, which have more than 4 million streams combined. He's also been chatting it up with Pusha T, Money Man and Trippie Redd, too, since the release of his major label debut project, Hood Baby. With 2019 well underway, it's clear Lil GotIt is on a mission to be just as successful as his peers.

Get to know Lil GotIt a little better below in XXL's latest edition of The Break.

Age: 19

Hometown: Southside Atlanta

I grew up listening to: “Really nobody. I wasn’t listening to people back then. I was too busy being bad. Me and my brother used to be outside all day. My momma would be at work, so it [was] just us there.”

My style's been compared to: “Gunna, Uzi [and] Thug. Those the main three people they compare my style to. They say we all the same.”

My standout moments to date have been: “I had a lot of big moments. First, this big stripper party—that was a big party. We threw like, $15,000, me, Uzi and Keed."

Most people don't know: “I’m really a baby. Folks treat me like a baby, ’cause I’m like a little brother to everybody.”

My most slept-on song: “‘Loco’. It’s catchy, you got no choice. It’s an easy hook.”

I'm going to be the next: “Multimillionaire. I’ma do some of everything but right now I’m just focused on rapping. Getting rich off more stuff but still be rapping—clothing, fashion, everything. I just want to be a legend."

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Standouts: Hood Baby

Lil Uzi Vert's "Heavy Metal" featuring Lil GotIt and Lil Keed

"Hood Baby"

"Talkin Bout Nun"


"Don't Hate Me"

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