Round Up • New Releases From Lil Bibby, Murph Watkins, Wheatie & More

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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. 


Lil Bibby • "Don't Play With Me"

Luca Vialli has racked up an impressive amount of producer credit already and the Chicago native continues his streak with "Don’t Play With Me", his latest collaboration with Lil Bibby. Bibby is a naturalist when it comes to hard hitting instrumentals and adapts extremely quick with one of his signature hooks. 


Murph Watkins & Wheatie • "Goldie & Slim"

Wheatie and Murph Watkins have been on our radar for a hot minute now, so we’re not surprised to see the duo working together on a project. Both with a very distinct styles that compliment one another in all the right ways, Murph and Wheatie's collaborative history has helped mold the team you hear on Goldie & Slim. Five tracks strong with production from Y.F. Beatz and curated by our friend Sunny Woodz, there's no way we were going to let this fly under the radar. 


Nathan Knew • "Extra Comfy"

Extra Comfy | adjective | ex·tra –  com·fy| a term used to describe the comfort level of a hoe that has reached her limit. Nathan Knew is out here coining terms and crafting hits. His latest track, "Extra Comfy", is sure to get you in your comfort zone.


Rockie Fresh • "The Night I Went To... New York"

Rockie Fresh concludes the The Night I Went To... EP trilogy with a trip to New York. If you haven't been keeping tabs on regular old Donald, he's hit us with an obscene amount of music since the top of the year. Kicking things off with The Night I Went To... the LP in January, and following that up with three short EPs and trips to L.A., Chicago, and New York respectively, I think it's safe to say that the MMG signee is making a point to remind listeners that he is still here.  


Sir Michael Rocks • "Part 2"

Adding to last year's Populair mixtape, Sir Michael Rocks continues his solo career by traveling around the world and rapping about his experiences. Get caught up with Mikey Rocks and the whole team via the 7 track Part 2 and some entertaining and at times far too honest behind the scenes footage by FUCKEVERYONEELSE.