Chicago Rapper Lil Reese Becomes Def Jam Recordings Newest Signee

Lil Reese signs to Def Jam, plans on releasing his "Don't Like" mixtape featuring Chief Keef and Freddie Gibbs later this week.

It has only been a matter of weeks since it was announced that rapper Chief Keef would be signing to Interscope Records and it looks like yet another young Chicago artist has been picked up by a major label. Earlier today Def Jam Recordings announced in a press release that 19-year-old, Chicago rapper Lil Reese has signed with the label.

In the press release Def Jam president Joie Manda went on to express the labels excitement in recruiting an artist with a unique perspective of the Midwest.

“Lil Reese brings a gritty, authentic perspective to life on the streets of Chicago,” said Manda in a statement. “It’s fitting that one of our brightest A&R executives, No I.D. – a fellow Chicago native and superproducer in his own right – brought Reese to us. Artists like Reese are part of our lifeblood here at Def Jam, where we not only cherish our heritage as the definitive label in hip-hop, but seek out, sign and develop the freshest talent our culture has to offer.”

Although his signing announcement was made just this week Lil Reese already has plans on releasing his DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon hosted mixtape, Don’t Like. Don’t Like will be released on Wednesday, July 4th.

Lil Reese gained immediate viral fame thanks to his track “Us” which has gone on to receive over 300,000 views on YouTube; the rapper is also a member of the O.T.F. (Team 3 HUNNA) crew.

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18 Comments

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  • Anonymous

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  • LoveLife&Music

    always good to see a nigga make it coming out the midwest / im from the D but i got love for al MIDWEST rappers except juggalos that shit sound like garbage it hard to find good song by a juggalo and i only found one and i think that shit still left field garbage

    • Anonymous

      ...Peace to Detroit Hip Hop & Y'ALL Culture!!!....I LOVE DETROIT HIP HOP!!!...I'm from Chicago!!!...I always thought Detroit is waaaaay Fresh with thier Hip Hop!!!...It's RAW HIP HOP mixed with Autnentic Street Gritt!!!...KEEP BUILDING!!!...Peace!!!...

  • BLACK

    LIL REESE'S PIECES NIGGA - CHIGAGO STAND UP!!!

  • Chesta

    Def Jams doing good things finally. Lil Reese is bringing a positive message that most other rappers refuse to do these days.

  • Anonymous

    so his mixtape is basically named after a song (that is completely fucking retarded) by another Chi native that just got signed too? well thats just a rip off and stupid

  • Anonymous

    He should at least see a gold album, but Chief Keef is going to see platinum over there with Dr. Dre on Interscope. ^ funny how people say it ain't the 90's anymore, but expect 90's magic when it's a Dre track...you might want to lower your expectations, these kids ain't put any work in yet. FYI....many rappers have been signed to Interscope and Def Jam and ain't do sh_t.....

  • Anonymous

    This kid did the same thing Flesh N Bone did back in the day. Bone Thugs signed with Ruthless and Flesh signed with Def Jam. Funny how history repeats itself. He should at least see a gold album, but Chief Keef is going to see platinum over there with Dr. Dre on Interscope.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

    These guys are garbage and sound the same. A whole bunch of dumb, ignorant ghetto bastards. SMH. These guys belong in a war torn African country, not on a msjor label.

  • Anonymous

    COSIGN WHOEVER SAID LAST WEEK THIS IS LOOKIN LIKE A CHICAGO INFILTRATION WHILE THEY "SUPPORTIN" THE LIL HOMEYS THEY WILL B SCOOPIN UP N!GGAS & PUTTIN THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE 2GETHER

  • dentaldamboy

    If this guy wants his profile raised a little big, he should do a song with Wayne or Drake.

    • Rep

      He on Def Jam, hope they wouldn't allow that since D.J. got actual talent, so they know talent && they know whatz real since '80s. If he wants any ReaL repect in the near future, he will stay away from young baby funny money

  • Anonymous

    yeah baby, GBE we in here. Its only us.

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