Each week the These Days staff comes across great music from Chicago artists that we could not provide individual features for. In an effort to keep our readers up to date with more of our recent favorites, the Round Up segment provides quick summaries and additional noteworthy content. Check out our latest picks below and feel free to submit a comment if you feel we missed something.
Craw The Sage (Ft. Rhino) • "The Gold"
Craw The Sage and Rhino the Neurosurgeon (loving these names) give us a lesson in alchemy. Creating gold is not so hard as it seems, it’s within you because according to Craw, no one can tell you you’re not valuable. Nonetheless this track is golden, so hit play below.
Dreezy • "Cut It" & "Nobody Has To Know"
Dreezy's never been shy when it comes to bodying someone else's production. Some might even credit her "Chiraq" freestyle for the success she's experienced since. Following the release of "Body" featuring Jeremih last month and more new music on the way soon, Dreezy snags a couple industry beats and claims them as her own. Listen to Dreezy's take on "Cut It" by OT Genasis and Young Dolph, and "Nobody Has to Know" by Kranium.
Kiraly Payne (Ft. Frank Leone) • "Annihilation"
Kiraly Payne brings Frank Leone along for his latest endeavor, "Annihilation". Reminiscent of a school yard rap battle, Payne and Leone are constantly poking fun and cutting each other off. Definitely resembling an early Odd Future vibe, the two have the cutthroat but joking aesthetic which work in complete duality. Kiraly Payne’s Road to Royalty EP is expect to drop February 25th.
Lil Bibby • "Steph"
Lil Bibby and Steph Curry definitely do have many similarities. Whether it be the long range jumpers or navigating the changing world of music, they’re both warriors. Bibby effortlessly destroys the track produced by Ryan Ryu. Catch Lil Bibby alongside G Herbo as they tour with Pusha T’s Darkest Before Dawn tour this spring.
Ohana Bam • "Merch"
They took a week off, but Ohana Bam's #TreeUpTuesdays continue once again with the Shaan Mehta produced "Merch". Seven weeks in and this series is pretty strong. No word on when we might see a new project from Ohana Bam, after dropping Tree Up late last year and the current #TreeUpTuesdays, Bam has done more than enough to make sure his fans don't go hungry.