Young Pappy: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

How Young Pappy's legacy has carried on since his death.

A few years ago, Chicago’s Drill scene was at the top of its success. After Chief Keef released his first mainstream hit, “I Don’t Like“, it all went up from there. We got introduced to other talented Chiraq artists like Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, and Lil Durk.

But with all the musical attention towards the Drill movement at the time, the violence grew even more. Street beefs weren’t just kept in the streets anymore. It was easier to just gangbang on a song and diss all of your enemies and their dead relatives on a platform that would be seen and heard by millions, not just the other people from the block.

And with more and more ‘savage’ music coming out becoming more popular, it was only a matter of time before the savages eventually found their way into the rap scene.

Young Pappy, one of the certified super savages in Chicago, is definitely a main staple of the popular rise of Drill Rap. His notorious rap sheet, his haunting street credibility, and his wild energy and flow that he showed in his music made him a fan favorite. He showed how savage he was through his music. And you could tell he wasn’t bluffing.

After his untimely death in 2015, Drill Rap has still been going strong. But with the subgenre constantly being oversaturated with music, it has lost some of its star power that it had in the previous years. Plus with technology growing even more, it’s hard to put your street life out there in the public without having consequences.

Young Pappy has solidified his spot in the drill rap Hall of Fame. His street credibility was just as proven as his rap ability, which, in this day and age, that is very hard to come by. R.I.P Young Pappy.


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