Lil Reese

Chicago Rapper Lil Reese Inks Def Jam Deal

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Lil Reese is the latest artist from Chicago to land a major label deal, thanks to the success of his hit single “Don’t Like” featuring fellow featuring Chief Keef.

Lil Reese is preparing a debut album for Def Jam and a mixtape also title “Don’t Like” that will be hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon.

“I’m from the projects, I’m one of those ’lil childs. We played everything, we did everything,” Lil Reese said. “Gang life was all around me. It was around all of us, 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.”

Lil Reese caught the eye of producer No I.D., who had crafted legendary albums or tracks for artists like Common, Kanye West and others.

The legendary Chicago producer brought Lil Reese to Def Jam, where he serves as A&R for the label.

“Lil Reese brings a gritty, authentic perspective to life on the streets of Chicago,” Def Jam Recordings president Joie Manda told AllHipHop.com in a statement today (July 2). “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.”

The 19-year-old rapper, who hails from the Southside of Chicago, will release his debut mixtape “Don’t Like” across the Internet on July 4.

  • EzE

    yay another garbage rapper hit the record deal lottery 

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  • jeanbeatz

    Do you thing Shorty these haters can eat handful of wee wee’s..Mob Business..Chitown Salute..Boom! Bang!

  • CanYouAllHearMe

    they will give anyone a deal today 

  • OnlyFaDaReal

    Youtube Lil Neek/Spend the Night. Dis lil nigga is currently serving time but bout to touch down in Louisiana. True hiphop heads will feel this song.

    • if his name starts with “Lil” then nah ill pass im good.

      • OnlyFaDaReal

        Lil Wayne musta kissed u in the mouth when u were younger lol!

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        iLLWiLLTHEMiCK wrote, in response to OnlyFaDaReal:
        if his name starts with “Lil” then nah ill pass im good.
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      • lol nah, having a rap name that statts with Lil means the creativeness is already been shot… lol

      • OnlyFaDaReal

        Nigga just been rapping since he was a child and lil just stuck wit him. Don’t ever judge a book by the cover.

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        iLLWiLLTHEMiCK wrote, in response to OnlyFaDaReal:
        lol nah, having a rap name tat statrts with Lil means the creativeness is already shot… lol Link to comment

      • well if he ant a child no more its time to drop the lil

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  • Him and keef remind me of Soulja boy

  • 7yoyo7

    O_O… ok….

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    NO I.D. selling out quick.  Chi or not these dudes just have that negative message that these major labels seems to be interested in feeding young urban youth.  Or “childs” as this dude said.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

       hey chicago wants to continue its tradition of having 19 yo kids saying “yeah growing up in chicago gang life was all around me, i lost so many friends its crazy” ……. they need to keep that tradition rolling 😉

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  • thats a good look for the chi…bout time we start getting noticed

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  • i dont listen to any rapper that starts with “Lil”

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  • jackie

    Should be six feet under next to his rotten idiot friend, chief keef..what a bunch of losers with no talent.