Meet: Lil Bibby and Lil Herb
Started from the bottom, now they here
Catch them on: Lil Bibby drops his Free Crack tape on July 23, while Herb also has a mixtape in the works. Catch them together on their joint tape, Heir Apparents.
Their Hood: East side
They used to meet on the basketball court and spit freestyles on their phones. Now they have NBA superstars giving them praise. Kevin Durant tweeted, "Lil herb and Lil bibby....meeannnn," while they've gained notice from some of the industry heavyweights of equal caliber, from Danny Brown to Drake (who is rumored to be featured on the teens' "My Hood Remix" alongside Project Pat.) As they coast their ways to the top, the duo has probably won over the affection of your little sister and maybe even your girlfriend too. But they assure that this teenage heartthrob thing is nothing new. They started from the bottom of the Chi-Town streets and before they reach 20, I guarantee they'll be there at the top.
Knew he was gang-affiliated, got on TV and told on him:
Bibby: "I don't like that people in the industry tend to judge us. That's all that we see. I can only rap about what I live and what I see, how I feel on a day-to-day basis. If that's what's going on in Chicago, what do they want me to do, rap about a fake life?
Herb: I've seen a lot, been through a lot, experienced a lot. As an artist, it gives me the drive to just work harder, you know? 'Cause of all the shit that's going on and just the drama and all the negativity. Everything that could pull you down, just make you wanna go harder.
They wanna rap and make soul beats just like him, but they're just not him:
Bibby: I used to listen to a lot of music. I was a big music critic. A lot of the music I was hearing, I aint really like it. Sometimes I thought that I could do better. So when I started, I just felt people needed to hear my voice.
Herb: I show love to everybody that's out there doin' they thing, I ain't hatin', but I'm actually lyrically talented. Out of all the Chicago artists, there's only a select few that's actually talented. I don't really think I'mma run out of words to say or nothin' like that. I think I really know how to rap.