Quick Thoughts: Forget the title. Y Chibi’s got now. The Dallas-based rapper has been putting in consistent work since last year, releasing a slew of singles throughout the year. His warm, soulful voice floats on top of piano-driven beats, and together they are a perfect match. A huge component of being successful in the rap game is knowing what kind of production best complements your voice: most rappers at the top of the game know their sound well, but those who are just starting out typically need time to figure out what kind of production works for them. Y Chibi, however, is in the minority. It feels like he knew his sound ever since he dropped his first official track and he’s been proving that ever since.
On his latest release, Big Dawg, Y Chibi shows exactly why he’s got Dallas buzzing. With his smooth flows and graceful melodies, Y Chibi turns a great beat to a masterpiece. There are a lot of artists coming out of Texas, especially in hip-hop, but Y Chibi stands out from a pure talent perspective. We hope he continues to drop hits throughout the year, and don’t be surprised if he’s topping charts very very soon.
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