Lil Baby‘s “The Bigger Picture” is a protest song pure and simple. Opening with news reports on the killing of George Floyd the track quickly evolves into a treatise on being a black youth in America. He speaks of police brutality and a mother’s heartache saying, “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” and of the fear that most people will never experience, “I see blue lights, I get scared and start runnin’ / 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”. This is 4:13 wake up call to everyone turning a blind eye to police brutality and the prison industrial complex, a tale of the angst of knowing that nobody cares. Proceeds from this single will be donated to organizations supporting the cause. These organizations as of yet have not been named.
Watch the video for Lil Baby’s “The Bigger Picture”: