The enormous buzz around Chief Keef has brought attention to a few of the other artists who are a part of the movement. The latest rappers to rise out of that Chicago scene are Lil Durk and Lil Reese, who recently signed with Def Jam and are getting ready to start making some moves of their own. Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive sat down with the new major label signees. Read a few excerpts below, and check out the entire interview at FSD.
Lil Durk on his next single:
"We workin’ on that right now. It’s a work in progress, but we’re trying to figure that all out now. But we’re working."
On going straight to Def Jam:
"Yeah, man. Also, Reese and I are the first acts from Chicago to sign straight to Def Jam. No other imprints. We’re straight to Def Jam — no middleman."
Lil Reese on the deal:
"I mean, I knew it was gonna go happen. But nah, not this fast."
On his upcoming mixtape:
"Man, trying to be the best I can. Working on my mixtape. It’ll be here real soon—within the next couple of weeks, for sure."