There is a shift in hip hop music in terms of adding politics of the current day to the art form. On Friday (June 12), the Atlanta artist, Lil Baby, delivered his latest release, “The Bigger Picture.” On the track, Baby switches up his subject matter. He has moved away from the usual drip, jewelry and the streets.
The popular rapper reveals past encounters with racism, police brutality and the criminal justice system. He also offers vivid imagery of his experience attending the recent protests in his hometown following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and a number of other Black men and women who have lost their lives at the hands of police.
Lil Baby 🐐 pic.twitter.com/hjT8rkhF5Q
— ThaRealMVP (@Awesome_Thomas1) June 12, 2020
Lil baby🐐is carrying 2020
— Deant’e⚜️💯 (@igmrwhodat_yt2) June 12, 2020
If he don’t get a Grammy for this shit , idk who will . 💯
— saylilmaari_ (@saylilmaari) June 12, 2020