Following the release of his 20-track effort, My Turn, Lil Baby decided it was his turn to give back to the community. Yesterday, the ‘wah wah wah bih I’m the baby‘ turned lyrical rapper stopped at his old high-school in Atlanta, Booker T. Washington High School. During his visit, Baby surprised students with a live performance, before announcing that he’d be giving away a $150K scholarship to one of them.
“From the time I left here to now, I’ve had a crazy journey,” Lil Baby told Billboard, “Just to be able to come back on a positive note and actually touch this ground again and see some of these faces again… I can’t even explain it. I was once in a state where I knew for sure I wasn’t ever coming back here. To be able to come, give back and be something, and perform for children, that means everything to me.”
This act of kindness also leans on Amazon Music’s Rap Rotation, Quality Control, Wolfpack Global, and Motown Records for support. The scholarship has been named after Lil Baby’s current release.
“A majority of the students in these neighborhoods, when they have good grades, most of them don’t have support. They don’t have a family who can afford to [send them] to a good college or the college they want to go to,” Lil Baby says.
Watch some of the footage from Lil Baby’s performance at Booker T. Washington High School below: