King Samson – Morrisons

Drill rapper King Samson may be known for his dangerous lifestyle, but in 2018 he should be known for his work ethic. Two days into the year the Chicagoan posted his lasted visual “Morrisons” and two days later it’s doing numbers.

Like many of King Samson’s other songs Morrison’s documents his life as an active gang member. The 29 year old rapper teamed up with Rickee Arts for direction credits on the three minute and 45 second video. The visual is fairly standard as far as music videos these days, equipped with the rapper, several of his friends, expensive jewelry and firearms.

Despite, the rather rudimentary theme of the video “Morrisons” has still garnered the support of fans. The video has been watched on YouTube nearly 6,200 times.

FBG Duck’s Gang Anthem

Early this week Chicago’s FBG Duck debuted the visual for his song “Gang Anthem.” With nearly 150,000 views on YouTube in under four days, it is safe to say it’s a hit.

Directed by fellow Chicagoan, Rickee Arts, the “Gang Anthem” visual is fairly simple in concept however it is still 100 percent effective. FBG Duck and a large group of his comrades bop around in house for the duration of the video, brandishing firearms and throwing gang signs. Elementary to some, but for anyone with a gang of friends, it’s seems pretty accurate.

The song was produced by Pressure and Fatality of 80Apes, making the entire effort a Chicago affair. “Gang Anthem” is three minutes and three seconds of loyalty and camaraderie.

Check it out:

Recklezz Conduct II: B4 Big Recklezz

Over the weekend Rico Recklezz debuted his highly anticipated new project RecklezzConduct II: B4 Big Recklezz.

The sequel to 2012’s Recklezz Conduct, is a 14 track offering of the Chicago native’s very best. The same Rico Recklezz fans have grown to know and love, but better, Big Recklezz reestablishes himself as a pillar in drill rap with this tape. And not a moment too soon as a rival rapper recently debuted his very own diss track aimed at Rico Recklezz.

Recklezz Conduct II is hosted by DJ Cortez and DJ Mil Ticket. Though Rico Recklezz put his own lyrical capabilities, it wasn’t without the assistance of some lyrically skilled associates. Asian Doll, Il Will and KD Da Trappa, were among those who contributed vocal talents to Recklezz Conduct II, while the production list provides credit to Ron Ron The Producer, Llama Kids and DJ Mil Ticket among others.

Recklezz Conduct II

G Herbo is the Humble Beast

After what seems like an eternity for his core fans, G Herbo finally debuted his first studio album entitled, Humble Beast.

Drill music fans across the globe are celebrating Humble Beast and thank goodness “I Like” isn’t indicative of the album’s sound. True to his Chicago roots, the artist formerly known as Lil Herb took listeners on a journey through the life of a gangster from “over east”.

Though, Chicago is no longer where G Herbo resides, this album is a reminder that it will always be home to the rapper. G Herbo mentions 79 and Essex more than once on Humble Beast, reassuring fans and the city that he hasn’t forgotten the streets that raised him.

G Herbo was accompanied on this album by two of today’s most pertinent acts, Lil Yatchy and Lil Uzi Vert. “Mirror” features fellow Chicago native Lil Bibby and in a creative twist the two share the same flow on the song. Chicago hip hop legend Bump J, flexes some lyric muscles for the song “Crown.” Chicago-based crooner Jeremih, also contributed some talent to this project.

Listen to Humble Beast now.

Lil Durk Reminds Them

Following up his studio album Durk2x, Lil Durk premiered his new mixtape They Forgot on Black Friday. 

The mixtape was hosted by DJ Bandz and Bigga Rankin. 14 tracks total, two of which were previously released. Some of the hottest names in the game made appearances on this mixtape including 21 Savage, Meek Mill, and Dej Loaf. Some newer names including Hypno Carlito and BJ The Chicago Kid also make apperences. Production was lent by a team including Young Chop, C-Sick and KidWonder.

Lil Dirk hasn’t forgotten where he came from, the rapper paid homage to his city with the cover art. It’s solely a back in white phot of a home boarded up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. He certainly stayed true to his Drill rap roots on this project, with lots of guns, money and women. Though more than half of the songs on the tape contain features They Forgot is a solid project and sufficient follow up for his album.

Download or Stream They Forgot now.

G Herbo Does Something for His Fans

Chicago based drill rapper, G Herbo debuted his most recent project Strictly 4 My Fans, on Thanksgiving. The 11 track mixtape was originally slated to be released on Black Friday.

G Herbo’s only effort this year, Strictly 4 My Fans, is composed solely of new music. Of the 11 songs on the tape, “Tired” is the only to feature another artist: fellow Windy City representative Lil Bibby. Production was joint effort between some well known names like C-Sick and DJ L and some lesser known producers.

Notable tracks include “Pull Up,” a bedroom track that features a sample of 90s rnb jam “Let Me Lick You Up And Down”, the video for which premiered last week as well. 

While fans are still awaiting the release date for Herbo’s studio album Humble Beast expected in 2017, Strictly 4 My Fans is certain to by the rapper some time.

Stream or Download Strictly 4 My Fans:

Watch the video for “Pull Up”:

Lil Bibby Shells out Big Buckz

Without warning 22 year-old Chicago based lyricist debuted an eight track mixtape by the name of Big Buckz. Nearly a year after the release of his last effort Free Crack 3, Bibby fan alike can agree this mixtape was necessary. 

Fellow Chicagoan and drill rapper, Lil Durk is the sole feature on this project composed of several previously released songs. Despite some of the music not being new the tape is worth the download.

Big Bucks

  1. Came From Nothing
  2. Can’t Trust A Soul
  3. Don’t Play With Me
  4. Get It Out The Trenches (Feat. Lil Durk)
  5. John Snow
  6. Never Go Against The Family
  7. Steph
  8. Turning 22