Lil Baby Honored by Atlanta With His Own Day in the City
The Atlanta City Council has recognized November 13 as "Dominique 'Lil Baby' Jones Day" in honor of the rapper and his philanthropic efforts.
Sen. Raphael Warnock stands on stage as Atlanta City Councilman Jason Dozier recognizes rapper Lil Baby and his mother, Lashawn Jones, for his charitable work.
November 13 will now be recognized as “Dominique ‘Lil Baby’ Jones Day” in the city of Atlanta.
Baby received a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council on Sunday in celebration of “his successful career and his generous philanthropy.”
The rapper shared a series of photos from the ceremony and expressed his gratitude:
Lil Baby received the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at Black Music Action Coalition’s second annual Music in Action Awards Gala in October in honor of his contributions to racial and social justice. He previously donated $1.5 million of the proceeds from his 2020 hit “The Bigger Picture” to help underserved communities, and established a $150,000 “My Turn” scholarship program at his alma mater, Booker T. Washington High School.
Earlier this year, Baby hosted the third annual Back to School Fest in Atlanta, which provides backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, and other essentials to over 3,000 local children. He also partnered with friend and restaurateur Lemont Bradley to create an initiative aimed at employing 100 people, especially those under the age of 21, at one of three restaurants in the Atlanta area.
On the music side, Lil Baby earned his third consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with It’s Only Me. He was also named the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year for the second straight year.