Congratulations are in order for Lil Baby. His new single “The Bigger Picture” just debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has now become his highest-charting single to date, beating “Drip Too Hard,” which peaked at No. 4.
The Quality Control star used his platform to speak about the current issues surrounding systemic racism and police brutality on the new single, which dropped days after he hit the Atlanta streets protesting. The song also shows support for the Black Lives Matter movement and Baby donated a portion of the proceeds to numerous organizations such as the National Association of Black Journalist, The Bail Project and the attorneys of the slain Breonna Taylor.
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.”
The “Emotionally Scarred” emcee can also celebrate the news that his album My Turn has reached its third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. According to Billboard, last week, the album moved 72,000 equivalent album units after arriving back to the top spot earlier this month.
Back in March, Baby spoke to Billboard about how his album’s numbers weren’t really that important to him, unless he hit the top spot. “Numbers ain’t really that important,” he said. “They are when you go No. 1, but for the most part, don’t try to think about the numbers. Just try to go as hard as you can go.”
Congratulations to Lil Baby on his highest-charting single. Check out the video and song for “The Bigger Picture” below.