Lil Reese

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Lil Reese
Birth nameTavares Taylor[1][2]
Also known as
  • Reese Money
  • Grim Reaper
Born (1993-01-06) January 6, 1993 (age 27)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active2010–present
LabelsRBC Records
Associated acts

Tavares Taylor (born January 6, 1993), known professionally as Lil Reese, is an American rapper. Emerging from Chicago's drill scene in the early 2010s, Taylor became known for his collaborations with the likes of Chief Keef and Fredo Santana. In 2012, Taylor was featured on Keef's single "I Don't Like", which peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, #20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and #15 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. His debut mixtape, Don't Like, was released later that year. Since his first mixtape, Lil Reese has gone on to release 6 mixtapes in total, including 2013's Supa Savage, as well as 2 EPs, including the collaborative EP Supa Vultures with Lil Durk.

Music career[edit]

Lil Reese gained recognition when he was featured on Chief Keef's hit "I Don't Like" which garnered widespread international attention. He then began to receive popularity through his music videos, including "Us" and "Beef". He then caught the eye of producer No I.D., who had produced albums or tracks for artists like Common, Kanye West and others, which led to Lil Reese signing with hip hop label Def Jam.[3]

In November 2012, he released a remix for his song "Us" with Rick Ross and Drake which later appeared on Rick Ross' mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah.[4] Lil Reese also created many songs with up-and-coming music producers, such as Young Chop. He is also featured on Juelz Santana's song "Bodies". In January 2013, Lil Reese released a remix to his song "Traffic" featuring Young Jeezy and Twista. On September 2, 2013, Lil Reese released his second solo mixtape Supa Savage, featuring guest appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Fredo Santana, Wale and Waka Flocka Flame.[5]

On November 11, 2019, Lil Reese was critically wounded in a shooting at a busy intersection in the area of Markham and Country Club Hills. Country Club Hills police responded to 167th Street and Pulaski Road around 2:30 p.m. The victim has been identified as Tavares Taylor, better known as Chicago rapper Lil Reese. Witnesses told police the wounded man was pursued by a driver of another car during a chase. Witnesses reported hearing as many as 12 gunshots during the chase. The driver of that vehicle got out of his car and shot the man with what witnesses called a small rifle and then fled the scene.[6]

On November 18, Reese sent out information about being released from the hospital and that he survived the shooting and he is "Alive and Well".[7] A day after leaving the hospital, he released a new song "Come Outside".[8]

Legal issues[edit]

In May 2010, Lil Reese pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was given two years of probation.[9]

On October 24, 2012, a video allegedly showing Lil Reese assaulting a woman was posted to the internet.[2] On April 28, 2013, Lil Reese was arrested by Chicago Police on a warrant issued two days earlier, based on criminal trespass to a residence with persons present, battery, and mob action from the video incident from February 2012.[1][9]

On June 23, 2013, Lil Reese was arrested in Chicago and charged with motor vehicle theft after an incident on April 13, 2013, where he was not able to provide proof of ownership for a BMW 750Li.[10] However, the charge was later dropped. On July 13, 2013, Lil Reese was arrested again in Chicago for marijuana possession, a violation of his probation.[11]



  • Don't Like (2012)
  • Supa Savage (2013)
  • Supa Savage 2 (2015)
  • 300 Degrezz (2016)
  • ‘’The Better Days ‘’(2017)
  • Get Back Gang (2018)
  • Get Back Gang 2 (2019)


  • Supa Vultures (w/ Lil Durk) (2017)
  • Normal Backwrds (2018)


As a lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album/Mixtape
"Us" 2012 Don't Like
(featuring Chief Keef)

As a 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


"I Don't Like"
(Chief Keef featuring Lil Reese)
2012 73 20 15 Finally Rich
"Bang Like Chop"
(Young Chop featuring Chief Keef and Lil Reese)
2014 Bang Like Chop

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
"OVA" 2012 Freddie Gibbs N/A
"Off The Shits" Lil Durk I'm Still A Hitta
"My Lil Niggas" Fredo Santana, Chief Keef It's A Scary Site
"Respect" Fredo Santana
"Don't Try It" Frenchie Concrete Jungle 2
"Nobody Move" Jay Stonez N/A
"Bodies" 2013 Juelz Santana God Will'n
"S.O.S. (Smash On Sight)" Cap1, Lil Durk T.R.U. 2 It
"No Lackin"[15] Funkmaster Flex, Waka Flocka Flame, Wale Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?
"Competition" Lil Durk Signed To The Streets
"Street Life"
"Gangway (Remix)" Lil Herb N/A
"On My Soul" 2014 Welcome to Fazoland
"On A T-Shirt" Plies Purple Heart
"Bad Habits" 2015 Fredo Santana, Que Ain't No Money Like Trap Money
"Go To War" Fredo Santana


  1. ^ a b Ziezulewicz, Geoff (April 29, 2013). "South Side rapper Lil Reese arrested on warrant -". Chicago Tribune.
  2. ^ a b BECKY SCHLIKERMAN (November 2, 2012). "Lil Reese tied to video beating". Archived from the original on October 27, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Lil Reese, Chicago Rapper Signs With Def Jam Recordings!". July 2, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "Rick Ross And Drake remix US". October 9, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "Lil Reese Releases 'Supa Savage' Mixtape". XXL Mag. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Negovan, Tom (November 11, 2019). "Chicago rapper Lil Reese critically wounded in shooting at Country Club Hills intersection". WGN. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Lil Reese Says He Had 'Hella Luck' Discharge From Hospital Following Shooting". Billboard. November 18, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "Lil Reese Drops First Song Since Being Shot, 'Come Outside': Listen". Billboard. November 19, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  9. ^ a b HipHopDX (April 30, 2013). "Lil Reese Found Sleeping In Car, Arrested On A Warrant". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on July 2, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  10. ^ HipHopDX (June 24, 2013). "Lil Reese Arrested, Charged With Auto Theft". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  11. ^ HipHopDX (July 14, 2013). "Lil Reese Arrested For Drug Possession". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on May 24, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  12. ^ "Chief Keef Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  13. ^ "Chief Keef Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  14. ^ "Chief Keef Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  15. ^ "New Mixtape: Funkmaster Flex 'Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?'". Vibe. April 13, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.

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