Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality.
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A mural memorializes George Floyd is his hometown of Houston, where he was known as Big Floyd, and part of the city's hugely influential Screwed Up Click rap collective.
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RTJ4 seems tailor-made for the present moment, but Run the Jewels has always made music about inequality and corruption in America. "In my mind, things are never not happening," Killer Mike says.
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