LIL BABY RELEASES “MERCH MADNESS”
Recapping this incredible day, the video and follows Lil Baby as he participated in several donation locations alongside Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Quavo, Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, Chris Paul, Russell Wilson, Odell Beckham Jr., Micah Parsons, Lil Durk, Robert Kraft and more. The video was produced by Richie Souf and Eva Nosidam.
Merch Madness was part of Fanatics’ Global Volunteer Day which took place on June 27 and became the largest one-day charitable merchandise giveaway of all time. Throughout the day more than 300,00 pieces of licensed apparel was donated to approximately 100,000 underserved youth and their families in nearly 100 locations across the US (valued at approximately $20 million).
No stranger to philanthropy, Lil Baby is giving away all royalties from the single to charity and he continues to be one of the most community-minded rappers in the game. Previously the Atlanta native refurbished deteriorated basketball courts, gave out 200 bikes to children and teenagers in need, gave away 2,000 winter coats, set up scholarships to deserved high school kids, and provided a whole Footlocker store of shoes to those in need. In 2020 the Grammy-winner gave away the millions he earned from the proceeds of his single “The Bigger Picture” to charity.
This is the first campaign created between Fanatics and VaynerMedia, since the agency was awarded the business in March. VaynerMedia serves as Fanatics’ Creative AOR.