Chicago’s “Drill” scene came out of nowhere, completely taking over and transforming Hip-Hop back in 2011. Chief Keef, Lil Durk & G Herbo are just some of the artists who emerged from Chi during that era and lead the movement. That style of music influenced artists globally. Everyone took stabs at creating their form of the subgenre despite it not being as prominent in the place it originated. Its imprint is still very visible.
One of the newer artists forging a path with this music is Brooklyn’s own Sheff G. Many credit Sheff G as the innovator. He spread drill around the city like wildfire with the release of 2017’s “No Suburban”, a response to 22G‘z “Suburban”.
A lot has changed for Sheff G in these two years. Most notably the release of his debut project The UnLuccy Luccy Kid. Debuts are always important but especially for artists who have generated a significant buzz prior. Fans were eager to see what the young rapper has to bring to the table. Let’s get into Sheff’s debut below.
The UnLuccy Luccy Kid
Jam-packed with 14 tracks, the project features previously released cuts: “We Getting Money” , “Tonight”, “Flows”, and “Automatic”. Sheff enlisted two features in fellow Brooklyn artist Sleepy Hallow and Mozzy who joins the two on “Menace”. Hallow actually features on half of the album.
Sheff G’s debut introduces fans to his life, painting pictures of Brooklyn street life and just how treacherous those circumstances are. For example, Sheff G, Sleepy Hallow, and Mozzy go verse for verse over haunting production and illustrate why they’re viewed as menaces in their neighborhoods.
Overall Sheff’s debut is solid and is everything you expect from a Brooklyn drill rapper. There are tales of violence and struggle, but clearly he is triumphant. Sheff G may be overshadowed by some of Brooklyn’s newer artists, but The UnLuccy Luccy Kid will make sure his name is brought up a lot more often. Check out the project above.