Chicago rhymers DCG Brothers make fun and boisterous drill music that entertains even as it doesn’t shy away from the gritty realities of South Side living. Expanding from a duo to a trio with the addition of heatseeking Chitown rapper PGF Nuk, DCG Shun and DCG BSavv share “WYO,” a brand new single. The three rappers run roughshod over an ominously bouncy piano-led instrumental–Nuk shines on the hook with a snarling warning (and the most terrifying utterance of the word “buddy” in rap history), while Shun and BSavv deliver the playful boasts and assonant tough talk for which they’re known: “My opps be gangstas through a microphone,” intones BSavv.
Filmed at Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash this summer and featuring a cameo from a very happy-looking Cole Bennett, the No More Heroes-directed clip for “WYO” is a triumphant celebration of the new generation of Chicago rappers–they’ll uncork an effortless 16 and then stomp an opp with a smiles on their faces. Releasing today at 5pm ET/4pm CT, “WYO” follows on the heels of “Get Money,” a collaboration with Los Angeles rapper MoneySign $uede.
Earlier this year, the DCG Brothers shared Jungle Life, an accomplished, 14-track mixtape that established the duo as one of the most exciting acts in their hometown. Home to the hit single “Stomp,” featuring Chicago legend G Herbo (1.5 million YouTube views), Jungle Life takes a raw, unfiltered look at the group’s home neighborhood, while showcasing the percolating chemistry that helped them escape their circumstances. “Growing up in a real jungle around savage and seeing crazy things, basically meeting different types of people and associating them with animals,” say the DCG BROTHERS. “RATS, SNAKES, GORILLAS, & EVERYDAY IT’S A SURVIVAL IN THE JUNGLE.” Featuring additional appearances from BIG30, B-Lovee, and frequent collaborator Msavv, Jungle Life is available everywhere via No More Heroes/Atlantic Records.
Though 18-year-old DCG Shun and 19-year-old DCG BSavv may seem like newcomers in the rap game, they’ve been perfecting their craft for years. Bsavv started rapping when he was 8-years-old–around the time of Chicago’s world-changing drill boom–inspiring his brother Shun to learn to spit and establishing a symbiotic artistic relationship that has lasted over a decade. Racking up YouTube videos by the million before Shun could legally drive, the duo became known around Chicago for their irrepressible personalities, drawing the attention of prolific music video collective No More Heroes, who paired their boisterous bars with eye-popping visuals to match. The duo earned acclaim from national media, including Pitchfork, with the hilarious “Mmhmm” ft. Msavv (3.3 million views), which deposited the three emcees on a golf course for eighteen holes of mayhem. DCG Brothers kept the momentum going in 2021 with “House Party,” produced by Internet Money, generating over 2.2 million views.
With much more music, and plenty more creative videos, on deck, and with the backing of No More Heroes and Atlantic Records, there’s no limit to how high DCG BROTHERS can rise.