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Q&A: Lil Baby talks new album, Young Thug, rap lyrics

Q&A: Lil Baby talks new album, Young Thug, rap lyrics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Lil Baby's new album blares loudly inside the living room, the Atlanta-born rapper stands inside the kitchen of his $20 million Bel Air place of residence singing to his son, who dances down on FaceTime.

For Lil Baby, living inside one of the most exclusive neighborhoods inside the U.S. would have been unfathomable some years ago. He was released inside 2016 following actuality incarcerated on a medicine inquire inside remittance accompanied by every one one other accompanied by had no indeed indeed intention of starting a rap career until Quality Control founders Kevin "Coach K" Lee accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Pierre "P" Thomas saw extremely great potential.

"I knew Baby had a hustler's spirit," Thomas says. "All he had to do was transfer his vitality from whatever he was doing to the music. He's got that hustler's mentality of the earliest one getting up accompanied by every one one other accompanied by last one going to sleep. He grinds nonstop. I fair knew if he transferred all that energy, he was going to grind all the way to the top."

Lil Baby, 27, at earliest wasn't firm pressed to rap. But on one instance he made it a priority, he rose to remarkable success. He won over listeners into with every one other accompanied by not here of his contagious singles exist fond of "Drip Too Hard," "We Paid" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by "Yes Indeed" accompanied by Drake. He's worked accompanied by some of music's finest including Future, Nicki Minaj accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Lil Wayne. Earlier this year, he won a Grammy inside the finest melodic rap show category for Kanye West's "Hurricane," which excessively featured The Weeknd.

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In a recent gathering accompanied by The Associated Press, Lil Baby opened up concerning decriminalizing rap lyrics, his friends Young Thug accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Gunna who are currently locked up inside a RICO criminal instance accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his third studio album "It's Only Me," which releases Friday.

Remarks have been edited for clarity accompanied by every one one other accompanied by brevity.

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AP: You've overcome actuality a high educational organization dropout accompanied by every one one other accompanied by bounced spine from serving hour dated inside prison. How does it exist inside be in touch now to exist successful?

LIL BABY: When I look at every one thing I had to endure accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the process, I exist convinced by concerning when I was fair sitting inside a prison cell to now I'm living inside a pad inside California. I exist inside be in touch exist fond of anything tin happen. Anything is possible. If you believe, you tin achieve.

AP: When did you register you was good accompanied by formulating words together?

LIL BABY: Language arts was one of my favorite classes. I could imagine accompanied by every one one other accompanied by really place inside writing a tale concerning whatever. It could exist real or not real. From following to third grade, I always been into writing a good story. Once I got on Instagram, I started realizing that the caption was additional important than the picture. Like if you got the fair caption, it'll go viral. The caption has to exist firm while my picture.

AP: Your objection air "The Bigger Picture" was a large hit at the Grammys last year. Will you do additional ethnic disparity-type topics inside your new music?

LIL BABY: I exist inside be in touch exist fond of that's something I do inside my songs anyway. That was a hour dated where so a a large amount of was going on. I exist convinced by it got reciprocated exist fond of that. But that's a air that could've been on my album fair now — lacking this going on. That's how I rap already.

AP: Your new album has 23 tracks. With that good amount of songs, did you exist convinced by concerning breaking it up into a dual album?

LIL BABY: I could've place 15 songs not here accompanied by every one one other accompanied by fair added septet additional songs at that hour dated place not here another album. I could place not here place of set of two albums inside no indeed indeed time. But I haven't place nothing not here inside place of set of two years. It's almost really going on trio (years). ... I'm not going to permit let fall a deluxe.

AP: Your friends Young Thug accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Gunna have been jailed since May inside a criminal racketeering case. How have you been dealing accompanied by that?

LIL BABY: It justly type of (expletive) me up, exist fond of on a day-to-day. I try my finest not to exist convinced by of it. I haven't been talking to Gunna while much, nevertheless I talk to Thug often. It's one of those things I try to retain off my mind. If I exist convinced by concerning it excessively much, I obtain deep into it. It's the fact that I know the circumstances of where we are accompanied by every one one other accompanied by what we've overcome. I know them personally. I know what they're doing accompanied by every one one other accompanied by what they are not to a sure extent. To know the painting that they are painting isn't really them. It's really scary. I'm inside that same position. They could exist painting the same painting to me. I know for a fact that's not what it is. But I'm excessively seeing people inside prison when I know it's not what it is. It type of (expletive) accompanied by your insanity a little bit.

AP: Since you convey accompanied by Thug the most, what advice have you specified him?

LIL BABY: I tell him to read. This is a hour dated when we got to do what we to obtain into with every one other accompanied by not here of this situation. Just read. Stack up on your knowledge. It's nothing else to do. Get you some real good books. Let that exist the reason.

AP: Are you additional conscious of your lyrics now?

LIL BABY: Yep, by default. It automatically makes you conscious. I tin speak something insane that I never did. I know that. But accompanied by every one thing going on, I ain't going to speak that. I'm frightened for someone who would try to build something that's not. I try my best. We're rappers. We're used to saying a a large amount of stuff that's not true, that didn't happen. It's art. It's your imagination. You tin go while a lengthy way while you want to lay clasp of it. But now, I have to exist extremely mindful, since I know while a a large amount of while people who are listening to what I'm saying is a critic.

AP: In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom not lengthy ago signed the decriminalizing inventive utterance act. How do you exist inside be in touch concerning it?

LIL BABY: It's a greatest impact. But I exist convinced by it's a catch accompanied by this lyric thing. It's deceased (expletive) incorrect to try to use your lyrics accompanied by every one one other accompanied by convict you of something you're fair saying. It's excessively (expletives) incorrect for putting stuff inside your music that you're actually doing. It's a strong battle inside that fair now.

As a rapper accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a person, I'm leaning additional towards decriminalizing lyrics, so it's doesn't obtain brought up inside court. But I ain't advertising or applauding the people who are actually going not here here on balderdash accompanied by every one one other accompanied by putting it inside their songs. You got to obtain it how you live, nevertheless it's a finesse. You tin finesse it into the music. That's the art of it. That makes it a craft. You tin go not here there accompanied by every one one other accompanied by do something — good, bad, wrong. And at that hour dated exist intelligent to go nearer spine accompanied by every one one other accompanied by build it into a song. Make art not here of it. You don't have to exist unswerving accompanied by every one one other accompanied by speak exactly what happened. You fabricate it. It's art. You inside attendance accompanied by it how you imagine.

AP: Anything you want to do outer external outside of rap?

LIL BABY: I've been telling my team to place something accompanied by every one one other for a cartoon. My infant mother accompanied by every one one other accompanied by her friends, they got exist fond of a TV show on BET, "The Impact: Atlanta." I co-produce that. I'm into stuff. My momma is trying to go nearer up accompanied by a show concerning the pressure that rap moms have to go into with every one other accompanied by not here of — to exist a parent of someone inside hip-hop. I got my team trying to go nearer up accompanied by a show around that. I got a place of set of two of ideas. I'll exist around.

AP: You were singing to your son over FaceTime. How do you juggle actuality a rap celestial body accompanied by every one one other accompanied by father of place of set of two boys?

LIL BABY: Everything is great, except me actuality inside this position, I fair don't have sufficient hour dated while I want. I want to exist there, nevertheless I want to build this legacy. It (expletive) accompanied by my hour dated accompanied by them. That's the only strain I have inside life: Finding hour dated accompanied by my kids. I tin speak that I don't want to go to labour accompanied by every one one other accompanied by have all the hour dated inside the world for them. But that won't lead to the actuality I want to build for them or the actuality I want for myself.

AP: What type of actuality do you want for them?

LIL BABY: I stimulate my kids to exist labour owners accompanied by every one one other accompanied by legacy holders. I'm a earliest number of years millionaire. I'm trying to retain it going for while lengthy while possible. So my children are inside a large situation. They clasp the fire, really. I created it while the earliest generation. I'm going to build sure I go it on. They have to build sure they go it onto the following number of years accompanied by every one one other accompanied by so forth.

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He has pled not guilty. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The 70-year-old Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison judgement following actuality convicted inside 2020 for committing a criminal reproductive lay clasp of deed accompanied by every one one other accompanied by third-degree rape. \u003c/p>\u003cp>One of the loudest of the film's numerous standing ovations was for Judd, whose on-the-record description led The Times' earliest report accompanied by every one one other accompanied by whose bravery emboldened numerous others to speak out. Other women who came forward were excessively inside the audience. Judd plays herself inside the film. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:019524758787' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='3df7d6c68839e75962ccb510e77d028b'>Hub peek embed (apf-entertainment) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>"I fair want to remember when I was speaking to my mother concerning all this, she said, 'Oh, you go obtain 'em, honey," Judd said inside an on-stage discussion following the film, recalling that her father was accompanied by her following her 1996 gathering accompanied by Weinstein at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. "When I came down from the innmotel room, he knew something devastating had fair happened to me by the look on my face." \u003c/p>\u003cp>"It was extremely validating that someone eventually wanted to hear accompanied by every one one other accompanied by do something concerning it," Judd added. "The film was the following step inside that." \u003c/p>\u003cp>That "She Said" was premiering inside New York at a fete Weinstein on one instance frequented made the evening mostly poignant. Eugene Hernandez, administrative director of the festival, noted that "it's a space Harvey Weinstein has been in." \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The movie, too, has been a theme inside Weinstein's contemporaneous trial. During pre-trial hearings, Weinstein's attorneys requested that the trial exist delayed since of the release of "She Said," arguing that it could effect jurors. Universal Pictures will not shut "She Said" inside theaters Nov. 18. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench rejected the motion. \u003c/p>\u003cp>But the array of women on phase — including the stars, the Times reporters, director Maria Schrader accompanied by every one one other accompanied by screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz — made a strong statement. "She Said" follows the ups accompanied by every one one other accompanied by downs of Kantor accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Twohey's persistent investigation, battling opposed to a decades-old wall-of-silence, a litany of NDAs accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Weinstein's own belligerent responses. \u003c/p>\u003cp>"The number of people who shared details accompanied by us was relatively small, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by yet their impact was so large," Kantor. said "We hope this film helps people remember that these personal stories really tin build an enormous difference."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The Times' reporting on Weinstein, down accompanied by that of The New Yorker, was the catalyst not fair for Weinstein's theatrical downfall nevertheless \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/new-york-andrew-cuomo-sexual-misconduct-clarence-thomas-metoo-6de7ffab6ffd21144b0d96f85bbe4ad6\">the fast expansion of the #MeToo movement begun by activist Tarana Burke\u003c/a> that would spread all over Hollywood accompanied by every one one other accompanied by numerous other industries. \u003c/p>\u003cp>"She Said" follows inside the tradition of investigative journalism films exist fond of "All the President's Men" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by "Spotlight," accompanied by the notable difference that its protagonists are women balancing their 24/7 labour lives accompanied by their young families. 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Bel Air place of residence singing to his son, who dances down on FaceTime.\u003c/p>\u003cp>For Lil Baby, living inside one of the most exclusive neighborhoods inside the U.S. would have been unfathomable some years ago. He was released inside 2016 following actuality incarcerated on a medicine inquire inside remittance accompanied by every one one other accompanied by had no indeed indeed intention of starting a rap career until Quality Control founders Kevin "Coach K" Lee accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Pierre "P" Thomas saw extremely great potential.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"I knew Baby had a hustler's spirit," Thomas says. "All he had to do was transfer his vitality from whatever he was doing to the music. He's got that hustler's mentality of the earliest one getting up accompanied by every one one other accompanied by last one going to sleep. He grinds nonstop. I fair knew if he transferred all that energy, he was going to grind all the way to the top."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id=\"f07034ca7d5b4ac0a8efbe9e99ef0248\" class=\"media-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cp>Lil Baby, 27, at earliest wasn't firm pressed to rap. But on one instance he made it a priority, he \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/best-rap-album-debate-grammy-awards-1773164e8cb5a3583d08afc0aa4c04ee\">rose to remarkable success\u003c/a>. He won over listeners into with every one other accompanied by not here of his contagious singles exist fond of "Drip Too Hard," "We Paid" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by "Yes Indeed" accompanied by Drake. He's worked accompanied by some of music's finest including Future, Nicki Minaj accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Lil Wayne. Earlier this year, he won a Grammy inside the finest melodic rap show category for Kanye West's "Hurricane," which excessively featured The Weeknd.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id=\"afs:Card:019524758787\" content-id=\"f40aa782d3a2b55855009ee6ef8fe327\" class=\"hub-peek-embed\">Hub peek embed (apf-entertainment) - Compressed layout (automatic embed)\u003c/div>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cp>In a recent gathering accompanied by The Associated Press, Lil Baby opened up concerning \u003ca href=\"https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-09-30/rap-lyrics-bill-governor-newsom-decriminalizing-artistic-expression-act\">decriminalizing rap lyrics\u003c/a>, his friends \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-crime-arrests-georgia-1b33395632861d48b1314e90a962148a\">Young Thug accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Gunna who are currently locked up inside a RICO criminal case\u003c/a> accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his third studio album "It's Only Me," which releases Friday.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Remarks have been edited for clarity accompanied by every one one other accompanied by brevity.\u003c/p>\u003cp>___\u003c/p>\u003cp>AP: You've overcome actuality a high educational organization dropout accompanied by every one one other accompanied by bounced spine from serving hour dated inside prison. How does it exist inside be in touch now to exist successful?\u003c/p>\u003cp>LIL BABY: When I look at every one thing I had to endure accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the process, I exist convinced by concerning when I was fair sitting inside a prison cell to now I'm living inside a pad inside California. I exist inside be in touch exist fond of anything tin happen. Anything is possible. If you believe, you tin achieve.\u003c/p>\u003cp>AP: When did you register you was good accompanied by formulating words together?\u003c/p>\u003cp>LIL BABY: Language arts was one of my favorite classes. I could imagine accompanied by every one one other accompanied by really place inside writing a tale concerning whatever. It could exist real or not real. From following to third grade, I always been into writing a good story. Once I got on Instagram, I started realizing that the caption was additional important than the picture. Like if you got the fair caption, it'll go viral. The caption has to exist firm while my picture.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id=\"31aca523023649c2bd2f5a3e31571a80\" class=\"media-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cp>AP: Your objection air \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK3PQ_KY_0s\">"The Bigger Picture" was a large hit at the Grammys\u003c/a> last year. Will you do additional ethnic disparity-type topics inside your new music?\u003c/p>\u003cp>LIL BABY: I exist inside be in touch exist fond of that's something I do inside my songs anyway. That was a hour dated where so a a large amount of was going on. I exist convinced by it got reciprocated exist fond of that. But that's a air that could've been on my album fair now — lacking this going on. That's how I rap already.\u003c/p>\u003cp>AP: Your new album has 23 tracks. With that good amount of songs, did you exist convinced by concerning breaking it up into a dual album?\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cp>LIL BABY: I could've place 15 songs not here accompanied by every one one other accompanied by fair added septet additional songs at that hour dated place not here another album. I could place not here place of set of two albums inside no indeed indeed time. But I haven't place nothing not here inside place of set of two years. It's almost really going on trio (years). ... I'm not going to permit let fall a deluxe.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id=\"757e114fe6dc44989480f255ca89ac56\" class=\"media-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cp>AP: Your friends Young Thug accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Gunna have been jailed since May inside a criminal racketeering case. How have you been dealing accompanied by that?\u003c/p>\u003cp>LIL BABY: It justly type of (expletive) me up, exist fond of on a day-to-day. I try my finest not to exist convinced by of it. I haven't been talking to Gunna while much, nevertheless I talk to Thug often. It's one of those things I try to retain off my mind. If I exist convinced by concerning it excessively much, I obtain deep into it. It's the fact that I know the circumstances of where we are accompanied by every one one other accompanied by what we've overcome. I know them personally. I know what they're doing accompanied by every one one other accompanied by what they are not to a sure extent. To know the painting that they are painting isn't really them. It's really scary. I'm inside that same position. They could exist painting the same painting to me. I know for a fact that's not what it is. But I'm excessively seeing people inside prison when I know it's not what it is. It type of (expletive) accompanied by your insanity a little bit.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cp>AP: Since you convey accompanied by Thug the most, what advice have you specified him?\u003c/p>\u003cp>LIL BABY: I tell him to read. This is a hour dated when we got to do what we to obtain into with every one other accompanied by not here of this situation. Just read. Stack up on your knowledge. It's nothing else to do. Get you some real good books. Let that exist the reason.\u003c/p>\u003cp>AP: Are you additional conscious of your lyrics now?\u003c/p>\u003cp>LIL BABY: Yep, by default. It automatically makes you conscious. I tin speak something insane that I never did. I know that. But accompanied by every one thing going on, I ain't going to speak that. I'm frightened for someone who would try to build something that's not. I try my best. We're rappers. We're used to saying a a large amount of stuff that's not true, that didn't happen. It's art. It's your imagination. You tin go while a lengthy way while you want to lay clasp of it. But now, I have to exist extremely mindful, since I know while a a large amount of while people who are listening to what I'm saying is a critic.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cp>AP: In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom not lengthy ago signed the decriminalizing inventive utterance act. How do you exist inside be in touch concerning it?\u003c/p>\u003cp>LIL BABY: It's a greatest impact. But I exist convinced by it's a catch accompanied by this lyric thing. It's deceased (expletive) incorrect to try to use your lyrics accompanied by every one one other accompanied by convict you of something you're fair saying. It's excessively (expletives) incorrect for putting stuff inside your music that you're actually doing. It's a strong battle inside that fair now.\u003c/p>\u003cp>As a rapper accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a person, I'm leaning additional towards decriminalizing lyrics, so it's doesn't obtain brought up inside court. But I ain't advertising or applauding the people who are actually going not here here on balderdash accompanied by every one one other accompanied by putting it inside their songs. You got to obtain it how you live, nevertheless it's a finesse. You tin finesse it into the music. That's the art of it. That makes it a craft. You tin go not here there accompanied by every one one other accompanied by do something — good, bad, wrong. And at that hour dated exist intelligent to go nearer spine accompanied by every one one other accompanied by build it into a song. Make art not here of it. You don't have to exist unswerving accompanied by every one one other accompanied by speak exactly what happened. You fabricate it. It's art. You inside attendance accompanied by it how you imagine.\u003c/p>\u003cp>AP: Anything you want to do outer external outside of rap?\u003c/p>\u003cp>LIL BABY: I've been telling my team to place something accompanied by every one one other for a cartoon. My infant mother accompanied by every one one other accompanied by her friends, they got exist fond of a TV show on BET, "The Impact: Atlanta." I co-produce that. I'm into stuff. My momma is trying to go nearer up accompanied by a show concerning the pressure that rap moms have to go into with every one other accompanied by not here of — to exist a parent of someone inside hip-hop. I got my team trying to go nearer up accompanied by a show around that. I got a place of set of two of ideas. I'll exist around.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id=\"576857d1c05e436bba7acfa137a9789c\" class=\"media-placeholder\">\u003c/div>\u003cp>AP: You were singing to your son over FaceTime. 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