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Bond Hold – [DCG Shun] & [DCG Bsavv]

A young man’s game is a phrase that people use to describe various different things, but it feels like over the past few years, it’s a saying that has taken over the music industry. I think there are some caveats to this, though. I say that because while it seems like artists are getting introduced into the hip-hop world at younger ages, they really come into their own as they have bobbed and weaved through the industry for a couple of years. The DCG Brothers are a perfect example of this because the two siblings took the world by storm a couple of years ago with their aggressively youthful personalities, but I feel like they have only gotten better with experience and maturity. Their album Jungle Life which dropped back in April is the only thing you need to hear to see their growth as artists and as people, because they are on a whole new level than they were even last year when they were dropping single after single. While these songs were awesome, they weren’t going to be able to necessarily get people to take them seriously in music despite the fact that they were certainly being taken …

Shut Up – [PGF Nuk] ft. [Icewear Vezzo]

It feels so good knowing that the future of Chicago drill music is in great hands. The new generation of drill spitters are all bringing their own spins to the certified classic genre, but there is something about them that is reminiscent of the subgenre as it was back when it was first created over a decade ago. I don’t know if it’s the fact that most of these up-and-comers are also young like their predecessors were, or if they’re bringing the same amount of energy and hostility into the mix, but whatever it is, I am here for it and my excitement for the microgenre’s future is at an all-time high. I just miss the days back in high school when the latest Chief Keef or Lil Durk song would come out and it was the only thing you heard in the locker room before and after football practice because it was on a constant loop, so although high school is way in the past for me, this brings back those nostalgic memories 100%. PGF Nuk is one of the most successful young emcees in drill, and even though it feels like he hasn’t been in the scene for …

The Biggest – [DCG Brothers]

The Chicago duo DCG Brothers have been making their mark on the city for the past couple of years, what they’ve accomplished so far is amazing, and today they are back with a new record called “The Biggest”. Shun + Bsavv jumped over a menacing instrumental that was cooked up by the legend Gold Haze, and per usual, they each provided a solid verse while Bsavv held it down on the hook. It’s been awesome to see how much these two have progressed over the last several months, I am excited to see where they go from here. Take some time out of your day to watch this new visual below!

Rich Baby Daddy – [DCG Brothers]

I always love when new artists seem to draw inspiration from previous generations, and it makes it even better when these artists are from the same city as me. I was fortunate enough to grow up as the drill scene began to take shape, and even though my life was entirely different from the ruthless tales of the trenches that these rappers spoke about, there was just something about it that was undeniably addicting, and I obviously wasn’t the only one who felt this way. As time went on, new spitters began to blaze their own trails, but it’s hard to think of a duo that has done it any better than the DCG Brothers. Shun and Bsavv have both proven their worth in the industry at this point, and while. They clearly have that same assertive demeanor that previous rappers in the subgenre have become known for, but they add their own unique spin on things to show that it’s not a type of music being revived from the past, but rather a genre that is being created all on its own. The familiar narratives and personalities they both show off are never overlooked, but the way that they …

Trim – [Lil Zay Osama] ft. [PGF Nuk]

Lil Zay Osama has been a legend in Chicago for more years than I could probably count, but it seems like, over the last few years, he has really blown up more than ever before. It seems like anyone who matters in the rap world here is on his side, and anyone who doesn’t ride with the Windy City spitter is behind the curve. Although he has come across my radar for a while, it wasn’t until recently (in the grand scheme of things) that I really started to pay attention, and I am sure glad I did. Zay has worked with the biggest names in drill music including Lil Durk, G Herbo, and more, but he has also collaborated with superstars not necessarily classified in this subgenre like Icewear Vezzo, Benny the Butcher, Sada Baby, Sheff G, Jackboy, Lil Tjay, and even Sean Kingston, amongst way too many others to count. His connections don’t stop there, though, because especially recently, he has been tapping in with some of Chi-Town’s most prominent young icons including the DCG Brothers, Fastmoney Ant, and even PGF Nuk, an emcee who is considered to be one of the most exciting up-and-comers in many years. …

Say Datt – [Fastmoney Ant] & [Lil Zay Osama]

There was a moment in time a few years ago when I realized that I began to fall out of love with the drill scene in Chicago. There wasn’t any overtly specific reasoning behind my loss of interest, but I just felt like I had found my time being consumed by other genres and different types of music. I also just felt like I was spoiled by that initial explosion I got to witness first-hand a decade ago when Chief Keef, Lil Durk, G Herbo, and all of those guys first blew up. Well, there is a new generation of drill musicians here, and I am beyond happy to say that my interest is at least where it was back then, if not maybe even a little more eager to see where these young talents are going to go. The DCG brothers were the first duo to draw me back in thanks to their IDGAF attitudes and unique spin on the classic sound. Lil Zay Osama is someone who has been a local legend for years, but I just got heavily in tune with him over the past few trips around the sun, so his skills have excited me all …

WYO – [DCG Brothers] ft. [PGF Nuk]

Although drill music may have just started to pop off around a decade ago here in Chicago, it’s absolutely insane to think about how much it has impacted the entire music industry as a whole. Drill artists may have once been regarded by outsiders as aggressive, hostile music, but if you really listen to the words, it’s a story about the lives of these emcees. While there are clearly threats, violence, and antagonism throughout any drill song you tap in with that I may not condone myself, it is a part of the art and I feel like that needs to be respected in its own right. It also feels like this subgenre is one of the fastest moving and quickly transforming styles because usually you can track the evolution of a style and see how it has progressively changed, but that’s tough to do with drill considering how recently it was conceived and how much it has changed in only a handful of years. Classic drill and songs that came from the early 2010s will never go away luckily, but the new wave of the subgenre is here, and it is spearheaded by emcees like the DCG Brothers. These …

Get Money – [DCG Shun] & [DCG Bsavv] ft. [Moneysign $uede]

Not everyone has the same rise to fame or game plan of how to reach the spotlight, but these unique stories are things that I love to learn about, and I appreciate the events even more when I am there to witness them in real-time. Drill music is clearly a staple of the Chicago music scene’s history, and while it has taken many different forms over the years, it has always been a subgenre that I love to study because the saga behind it is just so intriguing. The DCG brothers are the latest success story coming out of the Windy City, but considering they dropped singles for well over a year prior to their mixtape Jungle Life’s release, it was certainly a different approach that not many other artists in similar situations opted to take. Going even beyond this, they also have never really recruited a ton of features compared to the amount of music they have put out. I think this is most likely because they have each other’s enthusiastic personalities to play off of, but also due to the fact that they didn’t need anyone else to get listens or views because they were the stars of …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Full Weekend Recap

Preface Yes, this article is super long and tedious, my bad…. Forewarning, if you’ve already read my other recaps for each individual day, skip to the end for a few words of admiration to the LL family, from me! Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Sunday Recap

Preface Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is solely based on my own experience and not from the point of view of anybody else. I know this isn’t the typical article I may normally write, but I figured it would be a good stroll down memory …