A few things you should know about Valee: the 28-year-old Chicago rapper and producer is fond of Yorkies, Shell gas stations, and high-end designer footwear. He also happens to be one of the best rappers in America right now, packing unreal, sassy flows into delightfully short songs. Valee doesn't have a whole ton of music out, but his releases over the past year or two — including this year's 1988 mixtape and VTM, a full-length collab with St. Louis producer ChaseTheMoney — are enough to have won me over.
Join me in fandom below.
Start with "Shell," the 2016 breakout hit that got him buzzing in Chicago and beyond.
Then hit play on "Flow," a fun lil' boast that you'll be singing to yourself all day.
The two-in-one video for "Yo Gotti" and "VTL" goes super hard.
Valee has a song called "Cole Haan." Enough said.
Follow that all up with the 11-track 1988.