Dreezy is not playing around in 2018. The Chicago upstart took her BET Awards snub in stride, apparently using her underrated during 2017 as motivation to come even harder. Case in point: “2nd To None,” her latest collaboration with none other than Atlanta trap king 2 Chainz. The pair spaz out over a high-speed Southside production, lashing out at haters with slick punchlines and boasts that aim to prove that the world’s misplaced attention belongs squarely on Dreezy.
The burgeoning Windy City rapper flashed her star potential on Gucci Mane’s Trap God tour last year after recruiting the Atlanta legend to appear on her 2016 debut No Hard Feelings. That makes “2nd To None” her second collaboration with one of the Peach State’s top talents. They clearly see a star in the making, along with Dreezy’s fellow Chicagoans Jeremih, Vic Mensa, and Common, who’ve also featured on tracks alongside her as either a guest on her song (“Body” with Jeremih) or by inviting her to make a splash on their own (Common’s “Hustle Harder” from Nobody Smiling and “Heaven On Earth” from Vic Mensa’s The Autobiography).
Dreezy is just one of a crop of young female rap talents who have been quietly grinding their way into the limelight that includes Princess Nokia, Leikeli47, and fellow Chicagoan Tink, and with the game officially wide open thanks in part to the efforts of Cardi B, 2018 might be the year she and they finally earn their due. Dreez has yet to announce an album release date, but as she’s picking up her pace with releases, an announcement can’t be too far away. “2nd To None” is available now on iTunes.