Lil Baby and Lil Durk attended a big hip-hop party Thursday at the Hollywood Amphitheater for Lil Baby’s “Back Outside Tour.”
Announced in June when concerts began to return without restrictions, the “Back Outside Tour” was positioned as a celebration of normalcy. But vaccines and negative COVID-19 testing requirements followed soon after, completely changing the game.
Neither vaccination cards nor COVID-19 testing were required on Lil Baby’s tour, as the rapper’s sizable fan base, mostly without a mask here, came out en masse for the rapper’s return from Atlanta.
Lil Baby has come a long way since his performance at Ambassador in 2018. Now he’s arguably the game’s hottest new rapper thanks to albums like “My Turn” (2020), “Harder Than Ever” (2018) and his new “The Voice of the Heroes” with his touring mate Lil Durk. He also made appearances in Kanye West’s “Donda” and Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy”.
In a stunt that appealed to the crowd that opened the show, Lil Baby removed the covers from his bed, revealing himself and two women, all elevated above the stage atop a cube of platform. two-story form for “Wants and Needs”.
After stepping onto the right stage, Lil Baby joined his all-female dance team to deliver an hour-long set in which he tried to show why he’s the man to beat.