LIL ZAY OSAMA UNVEILS STRIKING NEW VIDEO FOR “SAVAGE PRESENTATION
WATCH IT HERE
TRENCH BABY MIXTAPE OUT NOW FEATURING LIL TJAY, G HERBO, JACKBOY AND MORE
Following the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape Trench Baby on Warner Records, Lil Zay Osama unveils a gripping new video for “Savage Presentation.” Watch as Zay is transformed by the visual effects and shows the side of Chicago that he is a product of.
With features from Lil Tjay, G Herbo, Jackboy, and Doe Boy, Trench Baby arrived backin March and covered by the likes of XXL, Pitchfork, FADER, COMPLEX and more. The project finds Zay returning to and refining the self-described “pain music” that’s made him one of the most affecting storytellers in rap. Listen to Trench Baby HERE.
ABOUT LIL ZAY OSAMA:
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. Throughout 2020, Zay has touched fans with singles like “Loyalty,” which encapsulates the emotional impact of his heaviest songs. In one half-sung couplet, he distills the callousness of Chicago street life. One of six children born to a single mother, Zay employed every hustle available to him growing up—selling newspapers, playing bucket drums, illicit grinds—to provide for himself and his family. But though Zay was in the street early, he was in the studio well before. By the time he was a teen, he was a budding star in the early 2010s Chicago drill scene alongside compatriots like Chief Keef. Zay dropped his celebrated and celebratory Hood Bible (2019) while glowing from signing to Warner Records, but his forthcoming project Trench Baby takes a different tack. He captures grief, trauma, and romantic heartbreak as much as he articulates the joy of survival.
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