10 Best Chicago Rappers in 2018 – Ranking the best up-and-coming rappers from Chicago. A lot has changed in recent years, especially since the explosion of Chicago’s drill scene with Chief Keef’s hit ‘I Don’t Like.’
Ever since the death of FBG Duck’s brother, FBG Brick, Duck decided to focus on bring his clout to the next level. As the leader of Clout Boyz Entertainment, FBG Duck released multiple hit songs in 2018.
FBG Members, (also known as Fly Boy Gang) and Clout Boyz Inc. latest songs include:
Unfortunately, G Herbo was arrested with 2 associates after limousine driver tips off police for having loaded firearms while being chaffered. Hopefully, G Herbo will stay out of the street life and focus on his music after he faces the charges.
According to the Chicago Tribune, defense Attorney William Laws told the court that Herbert Wright, 22, who raps under name G Herbo, has a fiancee who is 8-months pregnant who he plans to marry in six months. G Herbo has no prior felonies, no violent background and has been a lifetime resident of Chicago, he said.
G Herbo’s ‘Humble Beast Deluxe Edition’
1. “Street” 2. “Black” 3. “Bi Polar” 4. “Lil Gangbangin Ass” 5. “Everything” Feat. Lil Uzi Vert 6. “I Like” 7. “Man Now” 8. “Malcolm” 9. “Crown” Feat. Bump J 10. “Mirror” Feat. Lil Bibby 11. “Trials” 12. “Red Snow” 13. “No Way Out” 14. “Sins” 15. “Done for Me” 16. “Never Cared” 17. “4 Nem” Feat. Lil Durk 18. “All Day” Feat. Blac Youngsta 19. “Head Right” 20. “No Depression” 21. “Ride” 22. “My Way” 23. “How Could U Hate Me” 24. “Shook” 25. “Everything” (Remix) Feat. Lil Uzi Vert and Chance the Rapper 26. “This n That” Feat. Lil Yachty & Jeremih [Bonus Track] 27. “4 Minutes of Hell, Pt. 5” (Bonus Track)
Chief Keef loses Fredo Santana, his older cousin and Best Friend
Chief Keef has experienced more trauma and tragedies in his life than most will ever feel in a lifetime. After losing his cousin and mentor Blood Money just a few years ago.
The most shocking and traumatic death occurred when Fredo Santana passed away – Chief’s biological cousin. Fredo was a larger-than-life figure, remained independent, and even appeared as the ‘bad guy’ as an actor in a cameo in Drake’s hit song “Hold On We’re Going Home.”
Fredo’s tragic death occurred from not only drug addiction, but also from issues ‘tough guys’ don’t want to talk about – Like PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not only an effect of war overseas, but also a war we are facing domestically in the most violent cities in The United States.
Rico Recklezz Hopes to Bounce Back in 2018
After gaining many fans after his famous diss “Hit Em Up” in 2016, Rico has faced many public controversies. Rico accused his manager King Dave, the owner of ‘Fuck Fame’ clothing’ of stealing money.
King Dave argued that the fame and use of drugs may have negatively influenced Rico’s thought process.
Another member of Fly Boy Gang, and Clout Boyz Inc. rapper earned a spot in our rankings. FBG Cash was released from prison in 2017, but hasn’t missed a beat.
After being accused of snitching, Tay600 has cleared his name. It’s now know that Edai, former leader of Team 600, falsely claimed Tay600 snitched on RondoNumbaNine and Cdai.
10 Best Chicago Rappers in 2018 – Top Honorable Mentions
Although this list only represents some the 10 Best Chicago Rappers in 2018 and amazing artists from Chicago. Many of rappers who didn’t make our list due to gang activity, jail time and lack of promotion include:
Fredo Santana –After a struggle with drug addiction, Fredo Santana was pronounced dead on January 20, 2018. Fredo Santana was a real rags-to-riches story, and his death shook the entertainment world.
S.Dot, (Also known as Datorachi) created one of the best drill songs, titled ‘Chiraq.’
Killz Kellz – Kellz was one of the most talented rappers in Chicago – while he was out of prison. He was freed on bond in 2017, but was arrested in Missouri for Weapons, Meth, and running from the police.
TaySav – TaySav will be included on our next list for the 10 Best Chicago Rappers in 2018, it’s only a matter of time before Young Pappy’s brother explodes.
Chicago World News Shot? Chicago gang blogger removed his social media accounts, including his YouTube account.
Chicago World News Shot
The controversial YouTube blogger Chicago world News was shot 5 times in South Side, Chicago, IL. The owner of the YouTube account “Chicago World News,” posted many detailed videos discussing gang members and their alleged crimes.
What’s Happened in Chicago’s Drill Music Scene in 2016?
In 2016, Chicago has experienced the deadliest year in almost 20 years. A December news article published by Newsweek, gained insight into the world of Chicago’s ongoing issues with gang related violence.Rico Recklezz, a Chicago Drill Rapper and member of the Black P Stones stated: “If they cut off all the social media sites, I ain’t gonna lie, it’ll stop some killing.”
2016 Best Drill Rappers
Rico Recklezz had a year to remember in 2016. Not only did he release the popular summer diss track titled “Hit Em Up,” Rico was in a highly publicized feud with Soulja Boy. After Soulja Boy tweeted that he had a $100,000 bounty for the death of Rico Recklezz, Rico and his cousin Ewol Samo flew to L.A. to confront Soulja Boy. Soulja Boy quickly deleted the threats he made on Twitter, claiming that it was only for Social Media when confronted by a ‘Chicago OG.’
G Herbo, (Originally known as Lil Herb), is a famous drill rapper that was signed by a record label for his popular mixtape “Welcome To Fazoland,” released the mixtape “Strictly 4 My Fans” in November of 2016. The mixtape featured his friend, Lil Bibby, another well-known Chicago Drill Rapper, made waves when he announced he would attend college on a full-ride scholarship to study Computer Science.
Lil Durk, the founder of OTF, released his second studio album titled ‘Lil Durk 2x.’ The second studio album from Lil Durk earned national praise, that only increased his top-dog status as the featured mainstream Chicago Drill Artist.
The Death of Chicago Music Producer Smylez
When the news broke surrounding the tragic death of Smylez – who was one of the most talented music producers in Chicago, hit the Chicago hip-hop community hard. Even Chicago Rap icons Chance The Rapper and Lupe Fiasco expressed their condolences.
G Herbo, formerly known as Lil Herb, is an American Hip hop and Drill rapper from Chicago, Illinois. G Herbo’s birth name is Herbert Wright, and earned recognition following his debut mixtape, Welcome To Fazoland.
Rico Recklezz is a drill rapper from South Side, Chicago, IL. Read more to learn about the entertaining rapper also known as “KushSmokeGunSmoke.” Stay up to date on new music and news from Rico Recklezz.
Drill Rapper & Music Producer Smylez (BrickSquad 069), was one of the most respected producers in Chicago. Smylez even produced beats for King Louie, and many other famous drill rappers. Tragically, Smylez passed away in on October 27, 2016, due to a brain aneurysm.