Lil Baby has returned with a politically charged song that touches on the killing of George Floyd, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter protests that have been ongoing across the nation. The track, which is titled “The Bigger Picture,” begins with news clips of reports about the protests and also features demonstrators chanting “I Can’t Breathe.”
“Every colored person ain’t dumb and all Whites not racist, I be judging by the mind and heart, I ain’t really into faces”, one of many hard hitting lines from the track.
Lil Baby is stepping up to the mic in a new way, as he raps straight across the beat for over four minutes and three verses. The 25-year-old rapper shares his experiences with racism, police brutality, and now activism. Opening with snippets from news reports, you can hear the anxiety in Lil Baby quick flow, as he weaves imagery of the recent protests against racial injustice in his hometown of Atlanta with his own complicated feelings about violence. “People speaking for the people / I’m proud of ‘em,” he says in second verse. “Stick together we can get it up out of ‘em / I can’t lie like I don’t rap about killing and dope / But I’m telling my youngins’ to vote / I did what I did cuz I didn’t have no choice or no hope.”
Lil Baby also notified fans that proceeds from the song will go to three organizations. The National Association of Black Journalists, The Bail Project, and Black Lives Matter, as well as to Breonna Taylor’s attorney. Check out the music video below.