Chicago rap is going in all different directions. Whether it be through Tink's classic take on R&B, Sicko Mobb's infectious bop ditties, Tree's wounded soul-trap, or Lil Herb and Lil Bibby's lyrics-first drill-- even Chief Keef has found himself in decidedly weirder territory as of late.
Lil Bibby is one of the most promising young artists coming out of Chicago, which is certainly saying something. The 19-year-old rapper made his name rapping alongside fellow fury-spitter Lil Herb, and both of the Chi-town emcees dropped their debut projects within the last 6 months.
"Vibration" is the second single from emerging Chicagoan Alex Wiley's upcoming sophomore project Village Party, courtesy of Closed Sessions.
From the man himself:
"'Vibration' is essentially about me deciding to stop feeling wronged by the world. 'Cus like, that shit weak. Take control, yahfillme?"
At on point during DJ Sean Mac’s Trap Vs. Drill 6 mix (as FSD points out), an unreleased King Louie joint fades in.
While the official title is still a mystery, "Can't Say No" is the working title that's going around.
Rising Chicago rapper Spenzo dropped his In Spenzo We Trust mixtape last summer, which featured production from notable beatmakers like DJ Dahi, Young Chop, Sonny Digital, Metro Boomin, Honorable C-Note and more.
Disclosure are gradually infiltrating the rap game, teaming up with Mary J. Blige and Bishop Nehru on some recent releases. They also gave emerging Chicago rapper Vic Mensa an opening slot on their tour, and he's paid them back with a remix to the opening track from their album, "When A Fire Starts To Burn".
Alex Wiley and Mick Jenkins are two of the most promising young emcees currently operating in the Chicago metropolitan area. "Forever" is their first joint offering, and although brief, it's much doper than your average rap cut.