Common's Nobody's Smiling is soon to be released. "The Neighborhood" follows a familiar series of Common tropes: poems about his romance with the ghetto, fables about street heroes and villains, an R&B singer in the mix. This is a terrific indication that Rashid is back to his roots as the capital-C Conscious rapper, and will save the truly sweet stuff for the next project.
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.
Despite GS9's Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel being locked up on various charges that hasn't stopped the streets from showing their support and love via freestyles/remixes. And while "Hot N***a" has been freestyled/remixed to death Lil Herb goes the other route by freestyling over "Computers" their lesser known single. Check out the visuals after the jump.
Lil Herb is undoubtedly one of the most promising young talents coming out of Chicago's drill movement and if you thought his Welcome to Fazoland was a fluke Herb returns with his sophomore mixtape Ball Like I'm Kobe. Herb debuts "Frankie Lymon", the first single off Ball Like I'm Kobe. Listen after the jump.
Lil Herb, like Lil Bibby, Lil Durk and Lil Reese, is a Chi-town hustler rapper. Where he lacks in finesse, he makes up for in pulp. On this one, Common and Chance add the touches of subtlety and sobriety. Com just needs to rap a little faster so he doesn't give the song such an obvious belly. After the jump.