While we await new albums from Lil Durk and Chief Keef respectively, we break down the most essential drill records.
King LouieÂ speaks the truth: âThey say you can make it anywhere, if you make it in Chicago.â The city notoriously known as Chiraq has been long overshadowed by gang violence, and those fortunate enough to make it out the trap are considered heroes. You know the statistics; Chicago has more murders than the war in Iraq. To cope with the violence, the cityâs youth created drill music. Defined by Gawkerâs Justin Charity in his article The Occupation of Chiraq, drill is âdoomsday dance tracks with trap drums, subterranean beats punctuated by .38 blowback and electrocuted snares, videos shot in the barren living rooms of project apartments; dreadlocks whiplashing in weed smoke saunas.â A scary sight, indeed.
A couple years after its explosion, drill hasnât cooled off yet. Lil Durk and Chief Keef are gearing up to release their major-label albums Remember My Name and Bang 3, respectively. Before these albums hit stores though, letâs take a moment to reflect on the sub-genreâs hottest tracks. What better time than now? Counting âem down in order, hereÂ are the top ten best Chicago drill songs. Letâs get it.
Drop a comment below. Which drill song is your favorite?