Temperatures already at “brick” levels? Check. Hoodie season? Check. The waiting being finally over for Lil Bibby’s Free Crack? Indeed. But if there’s been any issue with Bibby’s red carpet roll out for the project, it’s the timing. Releasing it at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday (Black Friday at that) seems counterproductive to the buzz he’s already mustered.
Nevertheless, the music is here and whether it’s downloaded today or next Tuesday, Bibby’s cleared a significant hurdle with the liberation of Crack. And off the strength of the tracklist alone, buddy seems hellbent on making his introduction – to fans who weren’t up on his flavor of drill music until a few leaks ago – by his lonesome. Only Chase and fellow Windy City natives, frequent partner-in-rhyme Lil Herb and King L, make appearances on the 17-track offering. From a production standpoint, however, Bibby cuts no corner on star power securing sounds from The Olympicks, Hit-Boy, Young Chop, DJ L and more.
Bibby’s plans and my hopes for the young’n in 2014 are set high. Fans are beginning to take notice, as is the industry. And the rumors of a collaboration with Drake remain present. Closing out 2013 on a high note with Free Crack living up to its name is the perfect start.
Download — Lil Bibby – Free Crack Mixtape