Only The Family Artist Doodie Lo Announces Debut Mixtape Big Doodie Lo, Coming Later This Summer via OTF / EMPIRE
The Kankakee, IL Native Teams with Pooh Shiesty for “Bodies“
The Lil Durk Protege Connects with The New 1017 Standout for a Hard-Hitting Video
With a thudding delivery and tough-talking lyricism that endeared him to Lil Durk, Kankakee, IL’s Doodie Lo is primed to be the next Only The Family artist to hit the big time. Today, the heavy-hitting rapper announces Big Doodie Lo, his debut mixtape, coming later this summer. Painting a picture of his hardscrabble upbringing and the tough decisions he needed to make to succeed, Doodie Lo’s upcoming project features guest appearances from Lil Durk, Moneybagg Yo, Pooh Shiesty and more. With production from Chopsquad DJ, Chase Davis, and others, Big Doodie Lo comes later this summer via Only The Family / EMPIRE.
Along with the announcement of Big Doodie Lo, the rapper shares the video for “Bodies,” the tape’s first single. Produced by AyoJarii, a frequent collaborator of Doodie Lo’s, “Bodies” is blessed with an instrumental that combines thunderous 808s with hyperactive piano arpeggios. The Kankakee, IL native impresses with his forceful and precise flow, as he lays down the street law with help from Pooh Shiesty, who comes through with his drawly charm. In the video, directed by the prolific DrewFilmedIt, Doodie Lo and Pooh Shiesty bring out the block in Atlanta, as both rappers are greeted by the neighborhood denizens with a hero’s welcome.
A close associate of Lil Durk with a growing fanbase in the midwest, Doodie Lo hails from Kankakee, a small city 30 minutes outside of Chicago. He has contributed several standout tracks to OTF compilation tapes, including “Hang Out” ft. Memo600, from 2019’s Family Over Everything. The artist had his coming out party earlier this year with his contributions to Loyal Bros, including “Took Down,” his collaboration with Memphis rapper BIG30 that racked up over 1.6 million video views, “Street Raised Me,” which connected him with Booka600, and most significantly, “Me And Doodie Lo” (7 million YT views) a duet between Doodie Lo and the late King Von, who sang the rapper’s praises on the track: “We up in traffic, it’s just me and Doodie Lo.”
With the full support of Lil Durk and plenty on his mind, Doodie Lo looks to establish himself as the next midwest street rapper to watch. Stay tuned.
Watch “Bodies” ft. Pooh Shiesty: https://youtu.be/_4JxUYUcFGY
Buy/Stream “Bodies” ft. Pooh Shiesty: https://music.empi.re/bodies
Founded by Lil Durk, Only The Family is one of rap’s most respected labels and most impressive collections of talent. Originally based in Chicago, the label earned a reputation for cultivating some of the city’s most vital talents, with members like Booka600, Memo600, and the late great King Von. With a roster that reflects label boss Durk’s signature combination of raw lyricism and emotional songwriting, OTF has released three label compilation mixtapes, including the two volumes of Only The Family Involved in 2018 and Family Over Everything in 2019. Ready to make a statement after a 2020 marked by success and tragedy in equal measure, Only The Family is currently preparing Loyal Bros, their next compilation tape, coming in February 2021.
“Bodies” ft. Pooh Shiesty: https://music.empi.re/bodies
“Took Down” ft. BIG30: https://youtu.be/1r4GZ-tqeXg
Buy/Stream Loyal Bros: https://music.empi.re/loyalbros