Evolving with Chicago’s own D2X

A year ago, I spoke to D2X over the phone. The then 20-year-old rapper from Chicago’s south suburbs was just about to release his debut EP ‘Enjoy Life’. The EP, as its title might suggest, communicated a mindset that the rising artist had finally settled on: after backing out of college basketball offers, recording in a professional studio for the first time, and finding confidence in his skills as a rapper, D2X was finally ready to pursue that which truly made him happy. Now, on a mid-July afternoon, as the sunlight starts to barely creep in through the boarded-up window panes, D2X sits next to me on a couch in the lounge of the Lyrical Lemonade office. He’s joined by his right-hand producer Glohan Beats and friends/photographers John and Tove. A can of lemonade in hand, D2X starts to catch me up on what has changed since we last spoke. His viral track “Woop Woop” got played on Chicago’s legendary Power 92 radio station, and recently he’s headlined his first concert as part of Illanoize Radio’s Let’s Get Social series. Though these career highlights stand out in our conversation, what’s most apparent is how D2X’s demeanor feels almost exactly the same …

VVS – [D2X] ft. [Kid Marquis] [Glohan Beats]

A lot has changed in the career of rapper D2X since I first encountered the Chicago emcee’s music last summer. From dropping his ‘Enjoy Life’ EP to getting spun on legendary Chicago hip-hop rap radio station Power 92, D2X has seen his stock rise steadily since he started fully committing himself to his craft in 2016, and he continues this growth on his latest track, “VVS”. While D2X has proven he’s capable of spitting more introspective bars when he wants to, he instead takes a moment to flex. Painting a rags-to-riches picture with his verses, D2X uses “VVS” to refer to the diamond-level luxury he’s been aspiring to while still making use of his impressive lyrical capabilities. He keeps his circle consistent too, working with frequent collaborators Kid Marquis and Glohan Beats who accentuate the rapper’s flows with their own.

Next Song (DaBaby Remix) – [D2X]

2019 has already been a breakout year for DaBaby. After inking a major deal with Interscope, dropping his Billboard-charting ‘Baby on Baby’ project, and embarking on a national headlining tour, it doesn’t seem like the Charlotte, NC native will stop heating up any time soon. His rise has drawn eyes and ears of hip-hop fans and other up-and-coming rappers alike, even inspiring one Chicago rapper to put his own spin on one of DaBaby’s hardest tracks to date. D2X is in the midst of his own come-up himself, and the seismic waves of his talent have already started reverberating through Chicago’s local scene. Last year, he released his ‘Enjoy Life’ EP and gained the attention of DJ Pharris at Power 92 with his song “Woop Woop”. For his latest drop, he’s remixed Da Baby’s “Next Song”—one of the standout tracks on 2018’s ‘Blank Blank’. The “Next Song” instrumental serves as an ideal blueprint for remixing, with its hard baseline and a simple yet remarkably menacing melody. D2X takes full advantage of this beat, filling in the gaps with his straightforward lyrical style and self-assured presence resonating throughout. He weaves in his own story to take possession of the track, referencing his …

Out The Window – [Famous Dex]

While Famous Dex fans still sit-tight for the much-anticipated Dex Meet Dexter project, the Chicago native is back once again with another video to add to his 2017 catalog for the GLOhan Beats-produced joint Out The Window. The WorldStar-premiered visual is brought to us by none other than LouieKnows who has covered almost every Dexter cut this past year, and each visual is only more proof as to why he is the go-to guy for bringing Dex’s high-spirited music to the big screen. With this one taking place in a colorfully-lit spot, the trippy visual effects captured the energy right away as Dexter can be seen turning up throughout the house and, to no one’s surprise, sporting his lavish designer denim. You can expect Out The Window to be one of many slaps on Dexter’s forthcoming project, but for now, check out the new video below and keep posted for Dex Meet Dexter coming very soon. Directed By: LouieKnows Via: WORLDSTARHIPHOP

Dreams – [D2X]

Last week, D2X decided to end the year with a new collaboration between him and his buddy GLOhan Beats called “Dreams.” In this one, GLOhan challenges D to take it to the next level by giving him a fast-paced instrumental. However, D2X did a great job showing his fans that he could handle the heat. Coming in at just under five minutes of continuous bars, this artist might just have one of his best songs yet. Be sure not to sleep, check out the latest from two artists that are destined to have a hot 2017.

Stop Me – [Spenzo] ft. [Rico Recklezz] & [Nuskie]

Aye this one’s hot. Spenzo got him one with his latest in “Stop Me.” With production handled by Glohan Beats, this trap influenced beat bumps and should get your attention right away. All three artists, Spenzo, Rico Recklezz, and Nuskie spit on this one guns blazing as each one of them come into their own part rapping fast paced lines from start to finish. These guys are good and they know they are as they boast at others telling them to try and stop me. Check out the latest from Spenzo in “Stop Me” below.

What Is You Thinking? – [Spenzo]

Only a couple weeks after blessing us with his “Big Amount Freestyle,” Spenzo is back on our pages tonight with his new track titled “What Is You Thinking?” You will find Spenzo spiting about his life over some banging production handled by GLOhanBeats, and that’s a recipe for success. There’s no doubt that Spenzo is still one of the rawest spitters in Chicago, and he more then proved that on this one. Take a listen to the new song below, and leave your thoughts in the comments!

Lil Uzi Vert Drops 3 New Songs

Today Lil Uzi Vert is back with not one, not two, but three hot new tracks. Uzi gifts us ”Grow Up” produced by GLOhan, Miss Cleo Produced by Maaly raw & Bugz Ronin, and Woke Up Thankful produced by Dp Beats. All 3 tracks are laced with incredible, bass-knocking production but thats nothing new if you’re already up on the Uzi wave. With that being said, its about time you crank your volume up and put these songs in rotation.