Lil Zay Osama – Roll Up Hot

Today, Chicago’s rising star, Lil Zay Osama released his scorching new track “Roll Up Hot” via Warner Records. The pro-weed, club anthem is the latest offering from Lil Zay Osama’s upcoming mixtape, Trench Baby 2, out November 12th. “Roll Up Hot” is available everywhere now.

“Roll Up Hot,” “If It’s War” and the potent lead single, “Danny Block” —the fan-adored new track Atlanta rapper Lil Baby was even caught vibing to in the studio on Instagram Live — are found on the upcoming project, Trench Baby 2. “If It’s War” and “Danny Block” are both examples of Chicago drill at its finest, while the new single is a playful change of pace for the windy city rapper.

In February of this year, Lil Zay Osama released his acclaimed mixtape Trench Baby as well as the follow-up deluxe edition, which featured Lil Tjay, G-Herbo, Sada Baby, Sheff G, Jackboy, Doeboy, and Stunna 4 Vegas and included an array of street hits from “Rumors,” “Ride for Me” (with Jackboy)” to fan-anthems “61st to 64th,” and “We’ll Be Straight.” A gifted storyteller and melodic virtuoso, Lil Zay Osama is able to maneuver between different moods from drill to trap ballads, earning him the praise of XXL, The FADER, Pitchfork, HipHopDX, Complex and more. To date, Lil Zay Osama has accumulated countless views on YouTube and more than 215 million streams. With Trench Baby 2 on the horizon, he’s poised to continue his trajectory to superstardom.

Lil Zay Osama makes “pain music.” That’s what the South Side native calls his combination of raw, gripping lyrics and a passionate delivery. One of Chicago’s most captivating young voices, the 23-year-old pens heart-wrenching street narratives riddled with eulogies for tragically lost family and friends. Throughout 2020, Zay has touched fans with singles like “Loyalty,” which encapsulates the emotional impact of his heaviest songs. In one half-sung couplet, he distills the callousness of Chicago street life. One of six children born to a single mother, Zay employed every hustle available to him growing up—selling newspapers, playing bucket drums, illicit grinds—to provide for himself and his family. But though Zay was in the street early, he was in the studio well before. By the time he was a teen, he was a budding star in the early 2010s Chicago drill scene alongside compatriots like Chief Keef. Zay dropped his celebrated and celebratory Hood Bible (2019) while glowing from signing to Warner Records, but his forthcoming project Trench Baby takes a different tack. He captures grief, trauma, and romantic heartbreak as much as he articulates the joy of survival.

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