Buss It – [DCG Brothers]

It definitely doesn’t take a lot for me to get excited about the Chicago music scene, and it definitely doesn’t take very much to get me to write about it either. That’s not because my expectations are low or because I want to promote hometown artists even if they’re not totally polished quite yet. Instead, it’s because even the most underground, local emcees are doing their thing in an unignorable fashion, and as you move up the ladder of fame and fortune, these things don’t change, the overall sound quality of the music just seems to get better thanks to their access to more professional equipment.

Ever since I found out about the DCG Brothers probably over a year or two ago, I was instantaneously mesmerized by their addicting personalities, their individual aptitudes, and most of all, their out-of-the-box take on Chicago drill music. It might’ve taken longer than I had hoped for, but I finally got the chance to see them this past weekend at the Summer Smash and let me tell you, Bsavv and Shun know how to put on an all-out clinic.

Their energy seems to get brought to even higher levels in front of a crowd, and while you need to see it to believe it, you can get a taste of what I mean with a CVO Films-shot video for their Jungle Life hit “Buss It”, which was produced by Southside and Slowburnz. Although they are known for their innovative approach to drill, at least in my eyes, this video takes things back to a much more nostalgic time, and I am all here for it.

Instead of dressing up in polos and hitting the golf course or partaking in the other mischief that they have included in previous videos, they simply get their entire crew together to mosh, hang out, and spit their lines right at the camera, much like the older drill videos used to be known for. While I have criticized this technique in the past when other emcees do it, I think that with all of the creativity that these two hitmakers have displayed in the last couple of years, this is a breath of fresh air as well as an homage to the greats that came before them as they look ahead into their stunningly bright futures in this industry as well.