Chicago’s Lil Bibby has grown from a local commodity into one of the top artists on the rise from a national standpoint over the past year by lacing gritty street tales with a voice that sounds meant for a man twice his age. In the months since his solo debut Free Crack dropped, Bibby has garnered cosigns across the game and effectively put some ground between himself and frequent collaborator Lil Herb.
Today, the 19-year-old artist dropped his latest track, “Dead or In Prison” the first single off his upcoming project, The Book. The song is a poignant look at the bleak options facing many of Bibby’s peers on the rough streets of his hometown, somewhat profiled in the Vice Chiraq series that he was featured in. As one of the few genuine, thoughtful voices in that documentary set, Bibby continues to prove his acquiescence for the world around him with an increasingly conscious aesthetic that meshes well with his deep baritone.
In promotion for the song, he also linked up with HotNewHipHop to discuss everything from his eventual move from his hometown to outgrowing the ‘Lil’ title.
Check the track out, streaming below.