July 2, 2012

Lil Reese, Chicago Rapper Signs With Def Jam Recordings!

Lil Reese, Chicago Rapper Signs With Def Jam Recordings!

His Debut Mixtape Hosted By Dj Drama And Dj Don Cannon, Don’t Like, Arriving 4Th Of July On Datpiff.Com
 
“Us,” Advance Track From Mixtape, Nets 310,000+ Youtube Views

(July 2, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA)  A charismatic leader in hip-hop’s latest “it” crew blowing up from the mean streets of Chicago, Lil Reese is officially Def Jam Recordings newest signee. Lil Reese is set to release his debut and highly anticipated mixtape entitled Don’t Like hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon on July 4th via www.datpiff.com. He stakes his claim to greatness on the seminal track “Us,” whose video, prominently featuring his crew, O.T.F. (Team 3 HUNNA), has amassed over 310,000 YouTube views since it was loaded in April.  Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdV0mmHrfBM
 
“Lil Reese brings a gritty, authentic perspective to life on the streets of Chicago,” said Def Jam Recordings president Joie Manda. “It’s fitting that one of our brightest A&R executives, No I.D. – a fellow Chicago native and superproducer in his own right – brought Reese to us. Artists like Reese are part of our lifeblood here at Def Jam, where we not only cherish our heritage as the definitive label in hip-hop, but seek out, sign and develop the freshest talent our culture has to offer.”
 
            Don’t Like showcases production from Young Chop, and features from Freddie Gibbs and Chief Keef.  The mixtape takes its title from “I Don’t Like,” the Chicago hip-hop anthem whose video by Chief Keef featuring Lil Reese, produced by Young Chop, boasts over 7.1 million YouTube views (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WcRXJ4piHg).  The remix of “I Don’t Like” by fellow Chicago Def Jam artist Kanye West featuring Chief Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss, and Big Sean, has generated over 4.1 million YouTube views since it came online in May. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1JJkMD1hE4)
 
            19-year old Lil Reese, a native of Southside Chicago describes his rough upbringing: “I’m from the projects, I’m one of those ’lil childs.  We played everything, we did everything.”  The street life eventually caught up to him, and Reese dropped out of high school after his junior year. “Gang life was all around me. It was around all of us,” says Reese. “That’s what Chicago is… I was barely lucky to make it out.  I lost a lot of friends.  Either they’re locked up or dead right now.  I made it out. That’s a blessing.”
 
            Reese and his crew, O.T.F. (Team 3 HUNNA) took a chance on music, and their communal sense of family is evident in the “Us” video.  “I keep my circle tight.  I don’t trust nobody, ya know.  It’s all us, only us.”  The rise of Reese is evident in his over 16,000 Twitter followers, and an underground legend brewing in Chicago.  Reflecting on his phoenix-like rise, Reese is as humble as he is wise: “Just be yourself, man.  The rest will fall into place.”
 
Follow Lil Reese on Twitter: @LilReese300
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  • SnoopyReedthiz SnoopyReedthiz
    July 2, 2012
    Shout out
    truu shout out Resse i met him a couple times
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