Conveniently titled, Chicago rapper G Herbo laces “Just Bars Pt. 2” with some seriously heady rhymes. On the track Herbo hints at his future, which may not be a reference to a proper debut album. He’s had himself a great 2015 and we here at iHipHop are excited — to the least — for whatever Herbo has to offer hip hop heads in the new year. Check out his latest cut, “Just Bars Pt. 2” after the jump.
Chicago rapper G Herbo — formerly Lil Herb — reunites with producer DJ L for “Retro Flow,” a track hinting at his come-up with fellow sparring partner Lil Bibby. Hot off the release of the excellent Ballin Like I’m Kobe mixtape, Herbo goes straight for the gut on his latest offering. Check out G Herbo’s “Retro Flow” after the jump.
King Louie, or King L, is dropping off the visuals for “Pay Back,” a track that finds the Chicago rapping going over a classic James Brown sample. This is definitely worthy of a listen if you’re trying to get over that Hump Day. Check out Louie’s hard as f**k “Pay Back” after the jump.
Ugh, by the looks of it Andy Milonakis will never leave rap music alone. Here, the comedian (because calling him a rapper would be an insult to the culture) links up with the always exciting and unpredictable, Chief Keef. This is the first we’ve heard from Keef in a while and judging from this lame collaboration I hope that his next outing is better than this one. Check out Chief Keef and Andy Milonakis’ “Runnin'” after the jump.
Don’t sleep on Tree, even if his moniker is corny. This Chicago emcee has a style he calls “soul trap” and you’ll see why as soon as you hit that play button. Here he’s continuing doing what he does best: Give you that pure, unadulterated ish. Check out Tree’s “Trafikka Bambaataa” after the jump.
Lil Bibby looks to continue delivering the goods on his Free Crack series with the third installment dropping later this season. Sharing his “You Ain’t Poppin'” remix, Bibby goes in on Rico Richie’s 808 Mafia’s beat, which was first used by Rico Richie. Check out Bibby’s take on “You Ain’t Poppin'” after the jump.
Ah, good ol’ drill. I miss 2012 when drill was popping off in Chicago and the whole world was going crazy. Now it seems as though drill is on its way out; Chief Keef has gotten stranger and weirder, Lil Durk had one too many creative bricks, and King Louie is maintaining his status in the Chi by being a consistent street rapper. But what about Montana of 300? This dude gets little to no love and he’s a spitter–a rarity in the drill scene. Here he tacks on Shmurda’s “Computers” and completely murks the beat. He’s also joined by one $avage who is A-ok. Check it out after the jump.
Lil Reese has kept awfully quiet but that’s looking to change in 2015 as the Chicago emcee is dropping his forthcoming project later this year. He’s also sharing a single off of the project, “Benji Chasin'” which you may listen to after the jump.
Chance the Rapper and Donnie Trumpet are finally sharing the long-awaited Social Experiment album entitled Surf. In case you didn’t know: Chance the Rapper is in a band called the Social Experiment, which features Chance, Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, and Lido. Their long-teased new album Surf, credited to Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, is out right now on iTunes. Chance has called Surf “the first Social Experiment project” rather than a proper Chance the Rapper release. Check it out after the jump!
Lil Durk’s major label debut album is finally out this year, as it arrives less than a month away. June 2nd marks the debut of Lil Durk’s Remember My Name and here he’s reunited with fellow Chicagoan Young Chop for “What Your Life Like.” Listen to the track after the jump.
A lot of rare Kanye West stuff is being unearthed as of late. First we have a Kendrick Lamar remix of “All Day” and now we’re being treated to a sneak peek of ‘Ye’s verse on Vic Mensa’s “U Mad” track. This track has been circulating for the last month or so, mostly byway of Vic Mensa’s live performances. But now we have Kanye’s full verse! You can check it out after the jump. As the kids say: it’s hard.
Chicago’s best young talent teams up on Chief Keef’s “Faneto” remix. DJ Pharris brings together Sosa, Lil Bibby, Lil Herb and King Louie for the seven minute “Faneto” remix. Who do ya’ll think had the best verse overall? Check it out after the jump.