Lil Reese got widespread attention in 2012 for his verse on Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." The single — and a lot of work in Chicago's drill scene — landed Lil Reese a deal with Def Jam in 2012. With hard, sharp beats, and a halting flow, the rapper makes music about the roughness of "Chiraq," and you've got to listen to what he has to say.
Lil Reese performs Sunday, January 10, at California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 6 p.m. $20-$30. ticketfly.com.