Lil Baby Blazes Through ‘In a Minute,‘ ’California Breeze’ Medley at 2022 AMAs

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Blazing Medley

Both songs appear on the rapper’s latest album It’s Only Me

Lil Baby blazed through a medley of songs from his third studio album It’s Only Me at the 2022 American Music Awards on Sunday. His selection included the project’s lead single “In a Minute” and the deep-cut “California Breeze.”

Introducing the artist, host Wayne Brady called the rapper’s story one of redemption — directly leading into an emotional performance of both songs. Presented on a dramatic and smoky stage, it was the performance of “California Breeze” that cut through the show’s noise and allowed the weight behind the song’s lyrics to shine through.

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Lil Baby was nominated for Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist at this year’s ceremony, appearing in the category for a second year in a row alongside the likes of Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Durk. Back in 2020, he received nods for Best New Artist and Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop) for his sophomore record My Turn.

It’s Only Me arrived in October with a stacked 23-song tracklist, which featured “In a Minute” and “Heyy” as lead singles. On the LP, the rapper offers observant moments that capture his greatest strengths as a performer on songs like “Pop Out” and “Not Finished.”