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Aye – [G Herbo] ft. [Offset]

There aren’t too many people in the rap world that don’t need an introduction, but one of these individuals is without a doubt G Herbo. He has been at the top of the Chicago scene ever since he first began taking off over a decade ago under the name Lil Herb, and even though his name might’ve changed over the years, his dominance hasn’t gone anywhere. He is just one of those artists that you can’t forget about whether we’re talking strictly about Chicago hip-hop or discussing the genre as a whole. His aggression has always captivated me, but the way he has been able to incorporate so many other sentiments and emotions into his music throughout his tenure in this industry is something that will never fail to impress me, regardless of how many new names come across my radar. This year’s album Survivor’s Remorse was one of the most highly anticipated efforts of the past 12 months, and even after dropping the original version, he couldn’t wait to release the extended edition just 3 days later which unleashed another 13 songs that more than doubled the album’s tracklist. Despite these additions, one song that stood out to everyone …

Lil Unky- Hard 2 Sleep

A new artist I have fallen in love with over the weekend is Lil Unky hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. His latest project “Hard 2 Sleep,” is an incredible body of work and I’m very excited to share him with our audience. The rising talent uses his smooth melodic voice to tell a story through his music. The track list features 11 singles with 2 features from Chicago Rapper G Herbo and Problem Child 5. My personal favorites are “Sorry,” “Monster,” and “Heart Cold.” When listening to the Atlanta native, I find myself having an emotional connection to his music due to how raw and authentic he is. “It’s been Hard 2 Sleep for me.. really means a lot. Just coming from where I come from, was always hard. Growing up I lost friends early to violence. Then I lost more. A lot of close friends and family changed. The people who I thought were there for me left. That showed me a lot. But I kept pushing. The work ethic I knew I had to put in wouldn’t allow me to sleep so that’s why I called this project Hard 2 Sleep.” With co-signs from 21 Savage, G Herbo, Lil Gotit, Mike Wil …

21 Lil Harold Unleashes New Single & Music Video “Damn” Featuring G Herbo

Fast-rising artist 21 Lil Harold is on a hot streak in his career. The Slaughter Gang member is still on a high from releasing his critically acclaimed LARRY project which debuted during the summer months. The project features memorable collaborations from Latto, Offset, G Herbo, and Slimelife Shawty. Harold’s signature sound is unlike any other artist I have come across. By using his life experiences to fuel his music, it’s no wonder why Hip-Hop superstar 21 Savage took him under his wing. Earlier this month, Harold released “Robbin Season,” the first of three singles for his upcoming album scheduled for 2023. However, his second single “Damn,” featuring G-Herbo, is a must-have on your playlist this week. This record displayed a more vulnerable side to the Atlanta artist as he revisits childhood trauma and seeks a path to redemption. By recruiting G Herbo, both rappers united to create an undeniable banger.  “Damn, I miss Larry though (That’s my dawg)/I wish he had it on, he could’ve killed that ho’ (Huh?)/He ain’t diе over no beef or no smoke though (What the f*ck?)/You can’t put ‘еm in no weed and make no jokes, ho’ (What the f*ck?)” 21 Lil Harold is next …

Where the Shooters Be – [SleazyWorld Go]

As we approach the end of the year, I always find myself looking back on the events that unfolded in the world of rap since January to see who I think had a bigger year than the rest. Sure, there are always emcees who were big that got bigger, and then there are the artists who came out of nowhere and blindsided the industry with an entirely new sound that you couldn’t ignore even if you wanted to for whatever reason. When looking at 2022 so far, a few notable names come to mind. Locally, I think PGF Nuk had an absolutely magnificent year, breaking out of the local scene to become a nationwide gem. Yeat continued his world domination tour and became a household name and a character in pop culture, not just the music industry. In terms of overall notoriety and proving themselves to be a force, though, I think it’s safe to say that SleazyWorld Go made all the right moves and became someone that the music business couldn’t overlook. I’m sure early features and remixes with emcees like Offset, Lil Baby, and others along with cosigns from the aforementioned artists as well as Jack Harlow helped, …

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 …

Check Out Rob49 and G Herbo New Single “Add It Up”

Since 2020, New Orleans native Rob49 has established himself as one of the most talented young artists to keep your eyes out for. With co-signs from Say Cheese founder Shawn Cotton and Mississippi State basketball star Lamar Peters, Rob is working towards honing his craft, remaining authentic, and building out his sound. Earlier this year, the rising artist released his latest EP titled Welcome To Vulture Island with features from Lil Baby, Icewear Vezzo, Babyface Ray, Doe Boy, Lil Double O, and Landstrip Chip. On this project, Rob illustrates how versatile he can be from his ability to produce grim and menacing trap anthems, to how emotional he becomes on a few of his tracks. On Friday, October 28, Rob 49 teamed up with Chicago superstar G Herbo for their latest single “Add It Up.” Produced by Southside and Smatt Sertified, the duo joined forces to create a new banger for the streets. “Herb and I actually started our relationship the night we made “Add it Up.” We were in the studio all night just talking about how much we listen to each other’s music and how fire it is to be working with one another,” Rob shared. “We actually …

Glitches – [SleazyWorld Go] ft. [G Herbo]

When you take the time to look at various artists’ journeys to fame and fortune, they are all different and as unique as the emcees who undergo these paths as well. Some artists blow up instantaneously while it can take others years of hard work, dedication, and maintaining a hustler’s mentality. I’m not sure if these overnight successes just happened to drop something at the right time and the right people tuned in, or if they just have unmatched star power that other grinders have to build up, but either way, I give artists on either path all the props in the world. On the outside looking in, SleazyWorld Go seems to be one of the most prominent examples of an overnight success in recent history, but he has been working hard since 2019 to solidify his spot. While he might’ve had some local buzz for the first couple of years of his career, when he dropped “Sleazy Flow” last year, the rest was history. From that point, his phone seemed to be ringing nonstop with calls from the biggest names in rap, ultimately securing records with top-notch spitters like Lil Baby and Offset which led to an RIAA Platinum …

41 Presidential – [Lil Zay Osama] ft. [Icewear Vezzo]

Lil Zay Osama has been on his grind for a handful of years now, but it was in 2019 that he really started to make a splash in the crowded Chicago scene. I say it’s crowded because there are just too many talented individuals in the city to stay tapped in with every single musician, and it can be very easy to overlook someone even if they possess tremendous skills. Unfortunately, Zay was one of these artists for a couple of years because even though he popped up from time to time and I liked his stuff, I just never sat myself down and listened with major intent. I’m not sure why I slept for so long, but I feel like 2022 was a major breakout year for Zay on my personal radar (not that it matters to a celebrated emcee like himself), and it seems like every time I finally settle into one of his releases, another one smacks me in the face. Back in August, he dropped Trench Baby 3, another insanely appealing album that continued the legacy of his Trench Baby saga, and when you saw features from fellow Chicagoans like G Herbo, Lil Durk, and PGF …

Reel Em In – [PGF Nuk]

For over a decade, Chicago has been a drill city. Regardless of all the other incredible styles that have come to life throughout this time frame, drill has undeniably made the most noise and reminisced with listeners more than anything else, but with such an aggressive and attention-grabbing sound, how can you blame anyone? As some of these emcees have blown up to unbelievable levels, it is clear that even though they may have been raised by the streets, they used music as a way to get out of them. This has translated in the form of moving out of these potentially dangerous situations, buying luxurious items, and pretty much upgrading their lifestyles on all fronts. While this might be the goal for PGF Nuk, Chicago’s newest noise maker, he seems to still embody what it means to survive in the trenches. At the same time, he doesn’t just survive, he thrives as he continues to find success in the music industry, despite the fact that drill seemed to die down for a few years prior to his arrival on the scene. He is one of the only names you need to know in terms of drill’s revival, so even …

Always Loud – [Kembe X]

Growing up in an era of Chicago music like the one I got to witness was truly game-changing. I got to experience so much confident originality in a variety of different styles, so while the world seemed to be obsessed with the drill movement that was spearheaded by Chief Keef, Lil Durk, G Herbo, Lil Bibby, and more, there were plenty of other artists creating music by their own accord. Chance the Rapper and the entire SAVEMONEY crew changed the game, LUCKI proved that you don’t need to be in heavy radio rotation to blow up, and even local acts like BIGBODYFIJI seemed to be on top of the world considering the fact that the world seemed to revolve around the innovations being made right here in Chicago. During this time, various groups were formed, and even while too many of them to count were proving their own dominance, Kembe X and Alex Wiley’s group The Village brought even more revolution to the forefront of hip-hop. Even though this was over a half decade or so ago, Kembe has been a prominent voice in the city, and that is something that I don’t think will ever go unappreciated. Over the …