10 Things You Should Know About Lil Bibby

Chicago rapper has the 'Net buzzing with his "Free Crack."

10 Things You Should Know About Lil Bibby - It may be close to winter, but Chicago is still in the midst of a murderous heatwave and the city's rappers are uniting to be the voice for the streets.Lil Bibby is the latest to build a buzz. The 18-year-old got into rhyming a few years ago "to pass time on the block" and now he has stamps from Drake, Jeezy, Kevin Durant and a growing legion of fans. Read on to find out more about Bibby.(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

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10 Things You Should Know About Lil Bibby - It may be close to winter, but Chicago is still in the midst of a murderous heatwave and the city's rappers are uniting to be the voice for the streets.Lil Bibby is the latest to build a buzz. The 18-year-old got into rhyming a few years ago "to pass time on the block" and now he has stamps from Drake, Jeezy, Kevin Durant and a growing legion of fans. Read on to find out more about Bibby.(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

From the Eastside of Chicago - Brandon "Lil Bibby" Dickinson is from the Eastside of Chicago, where, he says, "Me and my guys saw and did a lot of crazy s--t." After a while — and after the violent loss of close family and friends — the baby-face rapper with an OG voice figured spitting was the best way to uplift him and his folks. "I felt like the world needed to hear our story," he said. "I know I had to do something to get people out of here."(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

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From the Eastside of Chicago - Brandon "Lil Bibby" Dickinson is from the Eastside of Chicago, where, he says, "Me and my guys saw and did a lot of crazy s--t." After a while — and after the violent loss of close family and friends — the baby-face rapper with an OG voice figured spitting was the best way to uplift him and his folks. "I felt like the world needed to hear our story," he said. "I know I had to do something to get people out of here."(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

Inspired by Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane - When Bibby was coming up in the Chi, he was listening to Southern artists Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane. "I remember people use to always argue about who was best between the two," he told XXL.(Photos: Lil Bibby via Instagram; Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Inspired by Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane - When Bibby was coming up in the Chi, he was listening to Southern artists Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane. "I remember people use to always argue about who was best between the two," he told XXL.(Photos: Lil Bibby via Instagram; Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

He Doesn't Sound Like Drake - Though people have told him he reminds them of Jay Z, Drake and Chicago's Bump J, Bibby doesn't think he sounds like that at all (and he's right). But he will go see a Drizzy concert — and catch up with him backstage.(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

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He Doesn't Sound Like Drake - Though people have told him he reminds them of Jay Z, Drake and Chicago's Bump J, Bibby doesn't think he sounds like that at all (and he's right). But he will go see a Drizzy concert — and catch up with him backstage.(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

Basketball Fan - Before he commited to rapping, Lil Bibby was a basketball player. He keeps up with the sport, though — and his city — giving an IG shout out to his friend, Chicago-bred Texas A&M guard Fabyon Harris, and even reposting a note from KD — his favorite basketball player — who hit up Twitter with: "Lil herb and Lil bibby....meeannnn."(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

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Basketball Fan - Before he commited to rapping, Lil Bibby was a basketball player. He keeps up with the sport, though — and his city — giving an IG shout out to his friend, Chicago-bred Texas A&M guard Fabyon Harris, and even reposting a note from KD — his favorite basketball player — who hit up Twitter with: "Lil herb and Lil bibby....meeannnn."(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

Partner-in-Rhyme - Kevin Durant is definitely on to something. Though Lil Bibby has several collabs out, the ones with his fellow Chi-Town spitter Lil Herb are particularly on point. The rappers know this, too. They've already dropped a five-track best-of of their collabs called Heir Apparents.(Photo: Courtesy of Grade A Productions)

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Partner-in-Rhyme - Kevin Durant is definitely on to something. Though Lil Bibby has several collabs out, the ones with his fellow Chi-Town spitter Lil Herb are particularly on point. The rappers know this, too. They've already dropped a five-track best-of of their collabs called Heir Apparents.(Photo: Courtesy of Grade A Productions)

It's a Movement - Bibby really is about his city. He also got with King Louie, who recently signed to Epic Records and has been repping hard for the new-wave of Chicago, for a block-loving anthem and its video, "How We Move." The audio can be found on Bibby's newest tape, Free Crack.(Photo: Courtesy of Grade A Productions)

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It's a Movement - Bibby really is about his city. He also got with King Louie, who recently signed to Epic Records and has been repping hard for the new-wave of Chicago, for a block-loving anthem and its video, "How We Move." The audio can be found on Bibby's newest tape, Free Crack.(Photo: Courtesy of Grade A Productions)

Music Hustler - Word is, Bibby is so trill, he recorded his entire new tape (with Lil Herb and King L features and production from Hit-Boy and his affiliate Ray Real) ... in his friend's closet.(Photo: Courtesy of Grade A Productions)

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Music Hustler - Word is, Bibby is so trill, he recorded his entire new tape (with Lil Herb and King L features and production from Hit-Boy and his affiliate Ray Real) ... in his friend's closet.(Photo: Courtesy of Grade A Productions)

He's Got Something Juicy Cooking - Free Crack, of course, is just a sample. Lil Bibby's Instagram has him in the studio with Juicy J, Migos and OVO producer Boi-1da. Something new must be cooking (would you like a Drake collab?).(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

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He's Got Something Juicy Cooking - Free Crack, of course, is just a sample. Lil Bibby's Instagram has him in the studio with Juicy J, Migos and OVO producer Boi-1da. Something new must be cooking (would you like a Drake collab?).(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

Unsigned, Co-Signed - Still, Bibby is moving independent — no major label deal — and the indus-streets are watching. He's also gotten stamps from bloggers like Karen Civil (pictured above), music execs like Joey I.E. (President of Urban Music at Interscope) and veteran crack music hustler Jeezy.(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

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Unsigned, Co-Signed - Still, Bibby is moving independent — no major label deal — and the indus-streets are watching. He's also gotten stamps from bloggers like Karen Civil (pictured above), music execs like Joey I.E. (President of Urban Music at Interscope) and veteran crack music hustler Jeezy.(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

Don't Put Bibby in a Corner - Lil Bibby promises this is just the beginning. "I don't want to be stuck in a lane where I'm known for making one type of music," he's said. "I like to try different flows and styles of music."(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)

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Don't Put Bibby in a Corner - Lil Bibby promises this is just the beginning. "I don't want to be stuck in a lane where I'm known for making one type of music," he's said. "I like to try different flows and styles of music."(Photo: Lil Bibby via Instagram)