This is the second Atlanta-to-Chicago compilation in almost as many weeks, highlighting the symbiotic relationship between the two biggest cities in street rap. Rich Kidz host, and the handful of recent-ish offerings from them are strong: twerk-friendly “Touch Yo Toes” and a couple highlights from A Westside Story. But the standouts here are from some of Chicago’s brightest. Tink gets extra gritty in “Undelay,” Sasha Go Hard sounds energized on “Make A Move” (both songs are exclusive to the tape), and “Pull Up” is a return to pre-Finally Rich form for Chief Keef. Also featured are appearances from SD, Jose Guapo, Migos, Peewee Longway, King Louie and more.
Highlights: Casino carries on his penchant for elaborate, food-themed drug-dealing metaphors on “Pizza Man.” Lil Durk and OTF Nunu team up for one of my favorite songs of the year, the triumphant “At the Top,” essentially a deliriously positive version of Lil Reese’s “Us.”
WTF: We’re now on the third, slightly altered version of “Out My Face”: originally a Rich Homie Quan track featuring Thug, then a Thug track featuring Quan with a borrowed Future verse, now a Thug track featuring Rocky Diamonds. (The first one remains the best.)