LIL ZAY OSAMA TEAMS UP WITH LIL DURK FOR GRITTY NEW SINGLE “FUCK MY COUSIN PT. II”
NEW PROJECT TRENCH BABY 3 IS DUE AUGUST 12th
Rising Chicago Rappers You Need to Know – Complex
Song You Need to Know: Lil Zay Osama, ‘Changed Up’ – Rolling Stone
His ragged debut ‘Hood Bible’ became an Auto-Tuned manifesto for the streets and proved what Lil Zay could accomplish in quieter moments, with reflective music that felt more sorrowful about the past than anchored by tall tales. – Pitchfork
Looking at Osama’s career so far, you’ll see that forging his own path has made him into one of Chicago’s most well-known burgeoning rap stars. For nearly the last three years, Osama’s pensive street music has become the soundtrack to the city’s newest trap movement. – DJ Booth
July 29, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Chicago’s Lil Zay Osama releases “Fuck My Cousin Pt. II,” a vengeance-packed drill single featuring mentor and friend Lil Durk. Listen HERE via Warner Records. The track is accompanied by an equally intense video — which showcases the collaborators’ Chicago roots and unstoppable growth — and the release date for Trench Baby 3, a new project set to be shared on August 12th. Watch the video HERE.
“Fuck My Cousin Pt. II” is a no-holds-barred missive by Lil Zay to rivals powered by dark keys while Lil Durk picks up the theme and spits a standout verse. Aligned in spirit, intent, and city, Lil Zay Osama and Durk emit the ethos of their hometown, flaunting natural chemistry that can only come from the genuine brotherhood. It may be their first collaboration since 2019, but their connection is stronger than ever.
Fittingly, the video shows the duo in action, thick as thieves and flanked by their crew during a hot day and night in Chicago. “Fuck My Cousin Pt. II” is the latest manifestation of drill music, Lil Zay Osama’s brand of heart-wrenching trench tales that evoke memories of block wars and lost loved ones. It’s a portrait of resolve in the inner city and also a sign of Durk’s continued support of one of the area’s most powerful voices. The track was preceded by “Real Pain,” a cathartic anthem laced with all the reflection that’s helped Lil Zay Osama connect with listeners all over.
Fans will get another dose of Lil Zay Osama’s realness with Trench Baby 3, packed with trauma and triumph that only reaffirms his status as one of Chicago’s best. With over 300 million streams under his belt and coverage from the likes of XXL, Pitchfork, The FADER, Complex, Chicago Reader, Lyrical Lemonade and more, it’s clear that Lil Zay Osama makes music that resonates. “Fuck My Cousin Pt. II,” and Trench Baby 3 are just the latest evidence of that fact.
Watch “F*ck My Cousin Pt. II” ft. Lil Durk: https://lilzayosama.lnk.to/FuckMyCousinPt2Video
Listen to “F*ck My Cousin Pt. II” ft. Lil Durk: https://lilzayosama.lnk.to/FuckMyCousinPt2
For more information, please contact:
Michelle McDevitt, Audible Treats
Myles Thornton, Audible Treats
Yash Zadeh | Warner Records
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. With booming drums and poignant melodies, somber trap production scores Zay’s tear-stained memoirs, auto-tune accentuating the hurt embedded in every syllable. It’s a sound that’s resonated far and wide, yet these songs talk directly to those born in the trenches. Since he arrived in 2019, Zay has continued to touch fans. His music encapsulates his greatest strengths and the emotional impact of his heaviest songs conveying the callousness of Chicago street life. A departure from the more celebratory Hood Bible (2019), which Zay recorded while glowing from signing to Warner Records, his latest duology Trench Baby and the recent Trench Baby 2 distill decades of unsettling truths and hard-earned wisdom.Trench Baby 2 as well as the follow-up deluxe edition, which 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, Zay is able to maneuver between different moods from drill to trap ballads, earning him the praise of XXL, Pitchfork, HipHopDX, Complex and more.
“Real Pain”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3la25YxaV0
“F*ck My Cousin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdb0Hj2RLg
“F*ck Yo Homie Dead Ass”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5QAeJ4JaP0