Headliner: Lil Chuckee
Representing: New Orleans
Mixtape: Hood Guys
Real Spit: He may only be 16 years old, but Young Money’s Lil Chuckee is already showing signs of rap maturity. On his latest mixtape, Hood Guys the teenage spitter once again proves that when it comes to beats and rhymes, he’s tops in his age bracket.
“This mixtape, Hood Guys, is crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy,” Lil Chuckee bragged to Mixtape Daily. “I got a lot of originals. I have some freestyles on there. This is not the last mixtape, it’s just prepping everybody for the next mixtape.”
Why would it be? On Hood Guys, Chuck takes on existing instrumentals like Cash Out’s “Cashin’ Out,” Kirko Bangz “Drank in My Cup” and G.O.O.D. Music’s “Mercy.” On the latter, he employs his own flow, spitting, “I’m a young n—a, but don’t play/ I’m wild as gun play,” over Lifted’s trap-inspired beat.
On “Cake,” Chuckee rides over Rihanna’s bassy pop favorite “Birthday Cake,” rhyming about his teenage escapades, and on “Big Ole Booty,” he tells a story of a club crush. “Shut the Chuck Up!” is a PG play on words and “N—a, Please” is a team-up with his YM cohort Lil Twist.
During his 16th-birthday jam last year, YM president Mack Maine gave Chuck the biggest co-sign he possibly could, comparing him to Lil Wayne. “To me, Chuckee can be another Wayne, hopefully one day, with time,” he told Mixtape Daily.
Whether or not Chuckee will actually fulfill his potential remains to be seen, but considering his age and the caliber of songs on Hood Guys, the young spitter is definitely on the right track.
Joints to Check For
» “N—a, Please” – “You ever have this moment when somebody keeps talking in your ear, talking that nonsense, and you want to be like, ’Brother, please.’ Well, this is what this song is about, featuring my homey Lil Twist.”
» “Shut the Chuck Up!” – “This next one you’re about to hear is called ’Shut the Chuck Up.’ Yeah, ’Shut the Chuck Up,’ for real.”
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