Lil Bibby • "John Snow"

Lil Bibby's got one of those baritone voices that could just about stop time, or turn the summer cold. That seems to be the prevailing theme on the south side native's surprise overnight offering, John Snow that arrives draped in motifs from the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones.

Amidst a blistering summer that's placed his hometown squarely on the center of hip-hop's current national map, Bibby delivers fans a new one that preludes his vaunted upcoming project, Free Crack 3: The Epilogue due out before the end of the summer. It's been a hell of a time for music locally and the frenetic, on-a-dime drops have come to pace the industry at large. This summer alone we've gotten surprise offerings from the likes of Towkio, Vic Mensa, Jeremih and Kembe X to name just a few, with regularly-scheduled releases filling in the time between. It's a beautiful time to be anywhere near music in Chicago, get in tune with the latest from one of the stronger vocalists calling the city home.