Emerging Chicago rapper BigKayBeezy unveils “Paraphernalia 2.0,” an update of his hit single from earlier this year, with hometown hero G Herbo in tow. Listen HERE via Rebel/Geffen Records. Over producer Milanmadeit’s mournful beat, the two Windy City MCs flex the muscle necessary to establish their dominance. “Paraphernalia 2.0” is available now at all digital retailers.
Like the original, “Paraphernalia 2.0” recalls the somber stoicism of the early drill music that exploded out of Chicago a decade ago. But BigKayBeezy has updated the formula, darting around the track’s negative space with abandon. “Chinchilla fur on my new rug,” he raps at one point, seeming to taunt the listener over something more sinister than the material of his home decorations. “Can’t you tell?” The presence of G Herbo, who has long made it his business to be tapped in with the city’s most extraordinary young talent, confirms what so many have come to realize over the last year: BigKayBeezy is the real deal.
“Paraphernalia 2.0” follows Cold Case, the EP from this summer that cemented the young artist’s talent to national audiences. Over 13 songs that showcase a remarkable diversity of tonal and vocal approaches, Cold Case argues for BigKayBeezy as the rare artist capable of crossing over without compromising the qualities that have made him a favorite with regional and underground listeners. “Paraphernalia 2.0” underlines that undeniable appeal.