Atlanta native Lil baby released a new track named ‘The Bigger Picture’ in response to the national protest behind the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, And Breonna Taylor.
This is what music needed, one of its brightest stars of the day speaking up and using their established platform to correctly educate their fans on important issues such as police brutality, systemic racism, and voting.
The track opens with what seems to be Minneapolis news broadcasters reporting tidbits about the protest following George Floyd’s passing and a chant of “ I can’t breathe'' from actual protest can be heard faintly in the background. Throughout the duration of the track, Baby drops gems all over, detailing his own dealing with the prison system in his own city Atlanta, Georgia, stating “That shit be crazy. They 'posed to protect us. Throw us in handcuffs and arrest us, while they go home at night. That shit messed up knowing we needed help, they neglect us.”
On the contrary, Baby isn't shy here on sharing his true feelings about police officers with lines like “Corrupted police have been the problem where I'm from, but I'd be lying if I said it was all of them. I ain't doing this for the trend, I don't follow them.”
Produced by Section 8 and NOAH, Lil baby not only did the right thing by switching up the subjects in which he rapped about, but he also knew to come with a message on a beat that rides. The song itself has a unique bounce and definitely gives the impression that Baby might have had a cut like this in his vault bringing it out at just the right moment.
The track comes just days after Baby went out and protested in the streets of Atlanta on June 8, 2020. At the protest, Baby was an unexpected catalyst, leading said crowd on his bicycle (as depicted on the single’s cover art) as well as handing out protestors supplies and money and speaking in front of the crowd when they reached the march’s destination of Georgia’s State Capitol Building.
Support Lil Baby by streaming his new record “The Bigger Picture” on all platforms now.