What’s Wrong With Being ‘Political,’ Lil Baby?

So, let me begin this post by saying that this is not an attack on Lil Baby. If anything, I’m just a man who’s 10 years his senior and would like a better explanation for his newfound apathy. The way I see it, we live in a time when we need every voice we have. All in all, the Black community at large would greatly benefit from more stars speaking on issues that directly affect us.

Ok, for those who missed it, Lil Baby just conducted an interview with GQ and he spoke about a variety of topics. However, I just want to talk about one of the comments he made. Now, as a refresher, Lil Baby dropped a song called “The Bigger Picture” back in June. In the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter as a whole, Lil Baby decided to show solidarity with the people. In the process, he achieved his highest charting single as a musician. On the real, I thought he was turning a dope corner, son.

However, all of those thoughts were dashed in one interview, man. The truth is, Lil Baby has no interest in being “political” in his music. According to him, he doesn’t “want to be no Malcolm X or Martin Luther King.” All I can say is, I’m really disappointed in that statement, fam. Look, I’m not out here expecting everyone to be an activist or a social justice warrior. But, I really believe that a lot of our ideals are misplaced, bruh.

I mean, what are our priorities really, son? Like, whether we’re talking about music, film or television, we have no problem being drug sellers, drug users and gun toters who enjoy material possessions and watching women twerk. We have no problem glorifying the “party life” or the “street life,” despite the fact that the streets don’t love anyone. But, talking about the plight of our people is where we draw the line? On top of that, I can’t take that “I’m not into politics” stance that a lot of artists have. Fam, I said the same thing in this post from four years ago. Listen, politics ain’t got shit to do with our brothers and sisters getting shot down like animals. Frankly, that statement is a weak ass excuse for folks to absolve themselves of any meaningful responsibility.

In the end, I would just like to see more from Lil Baby and other people in his position. Ultimately, individuals like him are in rarefied air. By and by, for every Lil Baby that makes it, there are scores more who don’t get a chance to ascend that high. At the end of the day, the community deserves more from every single one of us. That is all. LC out.

Randi B. & LC: Breonna Taylor, Daniel Cameron & The Future Of Blogging

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Breonna Taylor, Daniel Cameron and the future of blogging. It evolved into a conversation that included Charles Barkley, Tomi Lahren, Candace Owens, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Justine Damond, Cardi B, Rodney King, Navid Afkari, Donald Trump, Dana White, Kyle Rittenhouse and Walter Scott. Check it out on YouTube below. Yessir!

Randi B. & LC: Nick Cannon, Breonna Taylor, Terry Crews & Other Black Stuff

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Nick Cannon, Breonna Taylor and Terry Crews. It evolved into a conversation that included the Washington Redskins/the NFL, George Floyd and Black equity. A quick disclaimer: I originally read an article which stated that Kenneth Walker, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, was indicted on additional charges. This information turned out to be inaccurate. I just want to clarify that for the viewers. Anyway, check it out on YouTube below. Let’s go!

I’m Mentally & Emotionally Exhausted

So, I won’t lie, son. Recently, a bunch of you fine folks have asked me why my blogging has been sporadic lately. The truth is, I’m fucking exhausted, man. Frankly, there’s so much happening in the world right now, it’s sending a lot of us, including me, into a tailspin. All I can say is, I’m having a hard time keeping up with all of the injustice occurring around us. With all of that being said, I’ve taken a step back for my sanity.

Like, where do I even begin, fam? I mean, I’ve already talked in depth about Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. I haven’t even gotten to the recent murder of Rayshard Brooks. I haven’t even gotten to the sexual assault and subsequent murder of Oluwatoyin Salau. I haven’t even gotten to the suspicious deaths of Robert Fuller, Malcolm Harsch and four other Black people who were found hanging from trees. I haven’t even gotten to Riah Milton and Dominique Fells, two Black trans women who were killed last week. Shit, I haven’t even gotten to Colinford Mattis, a fellow PREP 9 alum who’s facing 40+ years in prison for allegedly burning an empty police car. Side note, everyone can donate to his defense here. In any case, I’m legitimately having a tough time handling all of the news, bruh.

All in all, I don’t want people to think that I don’t care, son. In actuality, I care so much that it’s painful to watch everything unfold. Ultimately, Black people are going through the fucking ringer right now, man. Sometimes, I just don’t know what to say, fam. That is all. LC out.

New Music: LC ‘At What Age’

My new song, “At What Age,” can now be streamed on YouTube. Like I’ve said in a previous Instagram post, I saw the picture of that young protestor, thought of my own kids and it threw me for a loop. So, I’ve decided to express myself in a manner that’s most natural to me. In addition, although I’m actively contributing what I can to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, along with several bail funds, I also want to donate any money garnered from the streams of this song to the cause. With all of that being said, click the link below and feel free to share the song. I love my people.

Randi B. & LC: George Floyd, Derek Chauvin & The Minneapolis Protests

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about George Floyd, Derek Chauvin and the protests in Minneapolis. It evolved into a conversation that included Amy Cooper, Christian Cooper and Ahmaud Arbery. Check it out on YouTube below. Yessir!