Tag: Lil Bibby
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Bibby takes some to time to reflect on his experiences and journey up to now on “Dead Or In Prison”, the first official taste from his upcoming EP, The Book.
The Book EP is due out later this year. Stream and download “Dead Or In Prison” below.
Interview by Keith Reid-Cleveland (@kreid_c)
Lil Bibby is the newest promising face to be attached to Chicago’s music scene. Free Crack, his first and only mixtape, was released at the end of November and has reached almost 800,000 views on LiveMixtapes.com since then. Showing some perfectionist tendencies, Bibby wasn’t satisfied with those numbers. Having received cosigns from the likes of Drake, Mac Miller, Juicy J and many more respected people within the industry, Bibby is looking to have a strong 2014 starting with the release of The Book, his upcoming EP. Bibby talked to Fake Shore Drive about the EP, how he deals with his rise to fame and why being at South by Southwest may have been the worst experience of his life thus far.
Directed by Elevator
Today we finally get Bibby’s video for “Water,” which is undoubtedly one of the best records from his debut mixtape, Free Crack. Sure Bibby was super popping in Chicago, but I truly believe this was the record that broke him to the masses.
Look for our interview with Bibby coming next week, but in the mean time, Complex caught up with him to get some words on the video and what he’s been up to:
What were you trying to get across with that record?
I was just expressing a couple feelings, man. I really liked the beat from Black Metaphor. I think he’s one of like the top 10 producers right now. One of my homies in Atlanta, he mess with Black Metaphor tough, so we was just in the studio and he was pulling up beats and then he just picked it. I freestyled the first half of the hook like, “I gotta keep my head above water,” and then the second half I just put together. I just type the verses on my phone. Well, if I got the hook already done, the verse won’t take me nothing but like 20 minutes. If that. In total the song probably took an hour. I think that same day I recorded “Water” and “Whole Crew” and “See Me Down” or something, off my mixtape.
Last week, Lil Bibby brought his Free Crack movement to ATX for SXSW. Watch the FC general take to the Austin streets and grace stages. You can also catch Bibby on tour with Trae Tha Truth on the following dates: 4/18 ATX, 4/19 San Antonio, 4/24 BR, 4/25 Dallas & 4/26 HTown. If you’re in the TX market, grab tickets here.
Produced by WDTH?
Production/writing/vocal outfit Who Did That Hit decided to cut loose this unreleased gem from Lil Herb and Lil Bibby titled “At Night.” Built around the Corey Hart 80s hit “Sunglasses At Night,” Bibby and Herb trade their patented street tales over a haunting instrumental. It’s always a pleasure to hear these two on the same track. They’re both incredible solo, but together is pure magic. Get at “At Night” below.
No shots whatsoever, but you’d expect Providence, Rhode Island to be one of the last places Chicago’s drill movement would be popping. But sure enough, Lil Bibby was booked out there last week, and his fans came out in droves. First to an in-store and then to a packed performance where the crowd knew Bibby’s music word for word. Witness it for yourself in the clip above. Pretty impressive stuff.
Bibby has been making some very major moves as of late, especially during his recent trip to the Big Apple. During his short promo run, the rising rapper dropped by Sway In The Morning to talk about a slew of subjects. He discusses his love for traveling, and being relieved of problems while out of town, school and possible solutions to the problems plaguing Chicago.
Lil Bibby paid a visit to Hot97 earlier today to chop it up with Ebro, Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg about a few things including Free Crack, his influences, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and what it’s like coming up in Chicago.
Check out the full interview above and be sure to grab Bibby’s Free Crack mixtape if you haven’t done so yet.