Lil Baby’s latest track “The Bigger Picture” arrived, and it’s definitely right on time.
The current civil unrest sweeping across the nation following the deaths of George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police plus the modern-day lynching of Ahmaud Arbery helped inspired Lil Baby’s new track. The Atlanta rapper’s latest track starts with soundbites of news clips reporting on the recent tragic events and protests across the nation and world that subsequently followed. Each clip highlights one commonality, they point out that people are in the streets calling for the arrests of the police officers involved before chants of I can’t breathe” come in.
On the song produced by Section 8 and NOAH, Lil Baby discusses what is going on in the world right now while calling out systemic racism and the police brutality Blacks are enduring from the police. On the track, he raps:
“I find it crazy the police’ll shoot you and know that you dead, but still tell you to freeze. Fucked up, I seen what I seen.
I guess that mean hold him down if he say he can’t breathe. It’s too many mothers that’s grieving. They killing us for no reason.
Been going on for too long to get even Throw us in cages like dogs and hyenas.”
Following the song’s release, Twitter immediately showered it with praise, with users calling him the goat.
The song is powerful and is definitely can serve as the soundtrack for the protestors in the streets right now demanding justice and calling for an end to police brutality. All proceeds from the record will support the push against racial inequality. You can listen to “The Bigger Picture” and peep the reactions to the song in the gallery below.
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Lil baby is officially goat status in my book pic.twitter.com/5kH8n9MYHS— MK47🔫 (@DoroBuccii) June 12, 2020
Me, after listening to Lil Baby’s song 5 times in a row!! pic.twitter.com/tIIuqlORb0— Jaylen Mullen (@jaylen2mullen) June 12, 2020
I Literally Was Just Telling My Friend We Need Niggas Like Lil Baby, Durk, Herbo & Polo G To Talk To These Young Men About The Current Issues. Cause Thats Who They Listen To & Fuck W. ! I Love Lil Baby For Speakin Up. This What We Needed. Lil Baby Don’t Miss. 💯 pic.twitter.com/KHMBdStGeh— ChuckNicole (@_marleylovee) June 12, 2020
Lil baby is not to be played with, give him a goddamn Grammy already 😤 pic.twitter.com/HUASF7V4PO— slime (@slimenigga4) June 12, 2020
Lil Baby deadass on a T.I. ‘04-‘08 run right now 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/kH0paX6nvU— Don Julio & Hennessy ⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴 (@craigstreeet) June 12, 2020
It’s bigger than black and white, it’s a problem with the whole way of life, can’t change over night, but we gotta start somewhere...- Lil baby— Brandon Barnes (@ig_barnes) June 12, 2020
"Imma make it count while I'm here.....God is the only man I fear..."— papilopy (@Papilopy3) June 12, 2020
Lil baby💯💕 pic.twitter.com/F52sMcGYG4
“This bullshit is all that we know, but it's time for a change— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) June 12, 2020
Got time to be serious, no time for no games
We ain't takin' no more, let us go from them chains
God bless they souls, every one of them names”- Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture “
2020 delivering great protest music pic.twitter.com/Mmr6CdHZfQ
Did not expect mild-mannered, considerate political analysis from Lil Baby this evening.— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) June 12, 2020
😳😱Lil Baby conscious vibes!??? He took off on “The Bigger Picture” 🚀🚀🚀 I wasn’t expecting bro to be speaking on Police Brutality, systematic racism and inequality. I’m here for it. Won’t say no names but now not the time to be dropping substanceless music. ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏽✊🏻✊🏿— D.TALL (@DTALLMUSIC) June 12, 2020
Love that @lilbaby4PF has been stepping up as a voice for this new generation of rappers.— Mike D (@MikeDOnAir) June 12, 2020
His actions during the protest in Atlanta last week and now putting his words on a record like this. Powerful. Salute, Lil Baby. 🙌🏽🙏🏽 #blm https://t.co/voNn6AuGWV
Lil Baby going legend right in front of our eyes!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 12, 2020
Just give lil baby a Grammy this year already 🔥😤— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) June 12, 2020