Rapper Lil Baby honored with his own day in Atlanta
Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Baby received one of the highest honors in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
The rapper was honored with his own day in the city on Sunday, Nov. 13, with the date now officially recognized as Dominique “Lil Baby” Jones Day.
The 27-year-old, who was born and raised in Atlanta’s Oakland neighborhood, received a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council at a special ceremony on Sunday.
The proclamation cited Lil Baby’s successful hip-hop career and impact as Atlanta’s “musical ambassador,” as well as his “generous” philanthropic efforts, including the launch of his Four the People Foundation.
Lil Baby has continually given back to his local community through his foundation, from starting a $100,000 scholarship fund at his alma mater, Booker T. Washington High School, to pledging 1.5 million dollars in proceeds from his 2020 hit “The Bigger Picture” to underserved neighborhoods.
“November 13th is officially Dominique ‘Lil Baby’ Jones Day in Atlanta!! Thank you,” Lil Baby wrote on Instagram while sharing several photos from the ceremony.
Since his breakthrough in 2017, the Atlanta native has amassed an impressive collection of trophies that includes three BET Hip Hop Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and a single Grammy for his appearance in Kanye West’s “Hurricane.”