When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
With Chief Keef, King L, Lil Reese and Lil Durk signing to major labels in 2013, Chicago's drill scene saw all of its major stars graduating to more commercial successes, leaving vacancies in the underground mixtape scene that the genre was born from.
Lil Herb has been a well-respected rapper in the Chicago are for some time now, and while we've heard plenty of material from him (much of it with his partner in rhyme, Lil Bibby), he has yet to deliver a full length project.
Shy Glizzy is a promising new rapper from DC, something he proved on last year's underrated Law 2 mixtape. "Wassaname" originally appeared on the tape with an appearance from ATL feature assassins Migos.
Dave East goes in over Lil Bibby's "Water" record on a new joint called "Real Life". This is the first of two freestyles he'll be dropping this week, so stay tuned for more from the rapper coming your way.
Apparently Bibby is planning to grab features from Pusha T and Jadakiss for the official remix to the song.
Lil Herb, aka G Herbo, links up with frequent collaborator and good friend Lil Bibby for their latest release "A Year Ago". The track is produced by DJ L and will live on G Herbo’s upcoming Welcome To Fazoland: The Motion Picture, which is expected to arrive sometime this year.
Check out Strange, the latest track from Lil Bibby, which dropped on Sunday, December 1st, 2013. Lil Bibby's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Strange has further strengthened that fact.
Cop Free Crack, the latest mixtape from Lil Bibby, which dropped on Friday, November 29th, 2013. Lil Bibby's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and Free Crack will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning.
Things are looking better for Lil Bibby with each new release, which Whole Crew (Prod. By Hit Boy & Rey Reel) has proven yet again. It's worthy addition to the impressive body of work Lil Bibby has been developing over the years. We're looking forward to hearing what's next.
Lil Bibby's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on Change (Prod. By Honorable C NOTE). His ever-expanding catalogue is definitely better for it, and we're looking forward to the next piece of the puzzle - aren't you?