Two of the biggest artists in the rap game are teaming up to put on their first concert of 2020: Lil Baby and DaBaby will co-headline a socially-distance drive-in festival titled “The Detour” on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The concert is powered by streaming platform Live Kanvas.
The pair are among the top-charting acts of 2020: Lil Baby’s “Woah” and “Sum 2 Prove” off of “My Turn” are streaming hits and DaBaby’s smash “Rockstar” (featuring Roddy Ricch) paved the way for the rapper to become the top nominee at the BET Hip Hop Awards. The two also collaborated on the single “Baby,” from Quality Control’s “Control the Streets, Volume 2.”
But arguably Lil Baby’s most impactful moment this year is his song “The Bigger Picture,” released in the wake of the protests surrounding George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The lyrics of the Atlanta rapper’s song address the issues of police violence against the black community with clear eyes, nuance and sensitivity. “All proceeds support the movement,” according to the press release and Lil Baby’s Instagram.
“Every colored person ain’t dumb/ And all Whites not racist/ I be judging by the mind and heart …
“Corrupted police been the problem where I’m from/ But I would be lying if I said it was all of ‘em,” he raps.
The concert is powered by Audiomack and there’s talk of taking the performance on the road. Says Jason Johnson, the company’s vice president of marketing and brand strategy: “Audiomack is all about participating in or creating moments that are moving music forward. We are proud to partner with The Detour ATL during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide fans the opportunity to see the biggest artists of 2020 live in person.”
Tickets are available at https://thedetouratl.com.