Lil Bibby

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Lil Bibby
Lil Bibby.jpg
Bibby performing in 2014.
Background information
Birth name Brandon George Dickinson Jr.
Born (1994-07-18) July 18, 1994 (age 23)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels
[1]
Associated acts
Website lilbibby.com

Brandon George Dickinson Jr. (born July 18, 1994), better known by his stage name Lil Bibby, is an American hip hop rapper from Chicago, Illinois. Beginning his career in 2011, Bibby released his debut mixtape in 2013, titled Free Crack. He released the follow-up mixtape Free Crack 2 on August 29, 2014. Bibby's latest project, Free Crack 3 was released on November 27, 2015. His debut album and fourth entry in his well received "Free Crack" series "FC4" (abbreviation for "Free Crack 4") is set to be released sometime in 2017.

Career[edit]

2012-13: Career beginnings and debut mixtape[edit]

In 2013, Lil Bibby released his official debut mixtape, titled Free Crack. The title to the mixtape was inspired by Kanye West's track, called "Crack Music", which was featured from his second album Late Registration (2005). Describing the fact that both Bibby and West are from Chicago, Illinois. He cited Drake and Jadakiss, as two of his favorite rappers. Vice stated that Bibby's first mixtape were cleared from its influences from both of these rappers.[2] The mixtape features guest appearances from these newcomers Lil Herb and King L, while the production was handled by Hit-Boy, Young Chop and The Olympicks, among others.[3] DJ Scream hosted this mixtape. The tape combines a gruff and imposing voice, along with a solid delivery and flow. The tracks are hard-hitting with plenty of bass and strong lyrics from Bibby. The most that stands out as far as the beats from the mixtape was a track, called "Whole Crew" (produced by Hit-Boy).[4] The music videos were released for tracks such as "How We Move" featuring King L, "Change", "Water" and "Tired of Talkin'".

Following the release of the debut mixtape, Bibby was featured on a cover in Vibe, stated that he is one of the rappers to watch in 2014. The article complimented Bibby, stating that he had what it takes to be a major music artist, due to his maturity and his rapping ability.[5]

2013-2015: Upcoming EP, 2014's Freshman Class, Free Crack 2 and Free Crack 3[edit]

In December 2013, in an interview with XXL, Bibby hinted that the next step for his career could be an EP.[6] In 2014, it was also stated, that the rapper Drake was a huge fan of Bibby and that they'd spoken in 2013, before the release of Bibby's debut mixtape. Bibby said it pushed him onto improve his debut release, adding the tracks "Water" and "Whole Crew".[6]

In January 2014, Bibby appeared on Sway's radio show Sway in the Morning. On the show he spoke about the success of his debut mixtape, and also dropped a live freestyle.[7] During the same month, Bibby also featured on New York's radio station, Hot 97.[8] During the same month, Bibby stated in his interview with Billboard, that he was working on material for an EP, but was waiting on a couple of features.[9] Bibby also appeared on the list of 2014's XXL Freshman Class.[10] He was the last person selected to the list, due to Young Thug's last minute cancellation.

In July 2014, he made his appearance on the songs, collaborating with a fellow rapper and a Memphis-native Juicy J, and was featured on the remix to "Main Chick" performed by Kid Ink.[11][12] After a few delays, Bibby's sophomore mixtape, Free Crack 2, was released on August 29, 2014. Free Crack 2, which was hosted by DJ Drama, includes guest appearances from Lil Herb, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Jadakiss and Anthony Hamilton, among others. The mixtape has production from Juicy J, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Sonny Digital and DJ Pain 1, among others. The mixtape was released for free digital download and rapidly accumulated over 120,000 downloads.[13]

Free Crack 2 was received with critical acclaim. XXL magazine awarded the mixtape an XL, praising the mixtape's authenticity, catchy hooks and production, while also commenting that the mixtape showcases Bibby's "growth as an artist."[14] RedEye awarded the mixtape three stars out of four, commenting on the tape's maturity and versatility and praising the ability of the song 'Dead or in Prison' to let Bibby's "emotion and natural charisma do the heavy lifting."[15] BET gave the mixtape a positive review, awarding it five stars while commenting on its "new level of depth and introspection, detailing the difficult balance of fame and authenticity and how that effects everyday life in some of America's urban war zones."[16]

2015-present: FC3: the Epilogue & Free Crack 4[edit]

In 2015, Bibby released two singles "Ridah" and "Aww Man" for an upcoming album. In September 2016, [17]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
No Limitations
(With G Herbo)
  • Released: TBA 2018
  • Label: Cinematic Music Group - Machine Entertainment - 150 Dream Team, Sony, RED, Grade A Productions
  • Format: Digital Download
FC4
  • Released: TBA 2018
  • Label: Grade A Productions - Kemosabe Records 150 Dream Team
  • Format: Digital Download

Extended plays[edit]

List of Extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[18]
US
Ind

[19]
US
R&B

[20]
US
Rap

[21]
CAN
[21]
Big Buckz[22]
  • Released: August 22, 2016
  • Label: Grade A Productions
  • Format: Digital download
FC3: The Epilogue

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Mixtape details
Free Crack[23]
  • Released: November 29, 2013
  • Label: Grade A Productions
  • Format: Digital download
Free Crack 2[24]
  • Released: August 29, 2014
  • Label: Grade A Productions
  • Format: Digital download
Free Crack 3[25]
  • Released: November 27, 2015
  • Label: Grade A Productions
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US R&B
US Rap
"Know That" 2013 N/A
"For The Low"
"Doin Hits"
"How We Move"
(featuring King L)
Free Crack
"Stressin'"
"Tired of Talkin" 2014
"Dead or in Prison"[26] Free Crack 2
"Somehow, Someway"
(featuring PnB Rock & Meek Mill)
2017 Free Crack 4
"Thought It Was a Drought"[27]
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US R&B
US Rap
"Ex Bitch"
(N-Tune featuring Lil Bibby)
2013 N/A
"Crazy"
(Gianni Blu featuring King L, EMP Dasme and Lil Bibby)
"Main Chick" (Remix)
(Kid Ink featuring Chris Brown, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Tyga and Lil Bibby)[28]
2014
"Low"
(Juicy J featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug)
46 Pure THC: The Hustle Continues
"Proud of Me Now"
(A Boogie wit da Hoodie featuring Lil Bibby)[29]
2016 N/A
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Flexing Finessing" 2012 Dreamchaseral, Lil Herb It's a Scary Site
"That's How We Move" 2013 King L March Madness
"Fuck for Fame" Lil Durk, Boss Top N/A
"Knock a Hoe" Katie Got Bandz, Dreezy, Lil Herb Drillary Clinton
"Do It Like I Do" YP Restless
"Kilo" Tink, Lil Herb Boss Up
"All I Got" 2014 Lil Herb Welcome to Fazoland
"At Night" Welcome to Fazoland (No DJ Version)
"Holy Ghost" Juicy J Pure THC: The Hustle Continues
"Love Me Freestyle" Lil Reese We Are Chiraq Volume 1
"All I Need" Kid Ink, Shitty Montana 4B's
"Mechanical Animals" Saigon, Memphis Bleek, Kool G Rap Greatest Story Never Told 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard
"Never Changed" 2015 Yo Gotti Concealed
"Faneto" (Remix) Chief Keef, Lil Herb, King L N/A
"Doin Me" Trae tha Truth, Nipsey Hussle Tha Truth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lil Bibby Signs To Kemosabe Records?". fakeshoredrive.com. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Lil Bibby: Setting up the Perfect Shot". Vice Noisey. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lil Bibby - Free Crack Hosted by DJ Scream". DatPiff. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mixtape Review: Lil Bibby, Free Crack". Bet.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "5 Reasons Lil Bibby Will Rule 2014". Vibe.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Lil Bibby say Drake Scared Him". XXL. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lil Bibby Talks About Chicago's Violent Image, School & Drops A Freestyle On Sway In The Morning". Complex. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lil Bibby Talks Free Crack, Chicago, & More". Hip Hop Wired. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lil Bibby Talks Upcoming EP & Hints at Drake Collaboration". Billboard. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "XXL Freshmen 2014 Cover Revealed". XXL. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  11. ^ Frydenlund, Zach. "Listen to Kid Ink's "Main Chick (Remix)" f/ French Montana, Yo Gotti, Tyga, Lil Bibby & Chris Brown". Complex. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Juicy J Featuring Lil Bibby "Holy Ghost + "You Don't Know" - XXL". XXL. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Lil Bibby - Free Crack 2 Hosted by DJ Drama". DatPiff. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Lil Bibby Serves Up Potent Product On 'Free Crack II' Mixtape - XXL". XXL. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  15. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140905172245/http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/music/redeye-lil-bibby-free-crack-2-review-20140902%2C0%2C1932581.story. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ "Mixtape Review: Lil Bibby, Free Crack 2". BET.com. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  17. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "Lil Bibby Enrolling Back In College To Study Computer Engineering". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
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  22. ^ "Lil Bibby - Big Buckz". Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Lil Bibby - Free Crack Hosted by DJ Scream". Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  24. ^ "Lil Bibby - Free Crack 2 Hosted by DJ Drama". Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "Lil Bibby - Free Crack 3". Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  26. ^ "iTunes - Music - Dead or in Prison - Single by Lil Bibby". iTunes. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  27. ^ "iTunes - Music - Dead or in Prison - Single by Lil Bibby". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  28. ^ "iTunes - Music - Main Chick REMIX (feat. Chris Brown, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Tyga & Lil Bibby) - Single by Kid Ink". iTunes. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  29. ^ "Proud of Me Now (feat. Lil Bibby) - Single by A Boogie Wit da Hoodie on Apple Music". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

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