With over 50 million cumulative streams across platforms and receiving support from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, Complex, XXL, and more, buzzing Chicago phenomenon Lil Zay Osama unveils his debut project Hood Bible today via Warner Records. The project features Lil Durk, Lil Tjay, and Marlo. Zay also shares a hilarious new video for “Percocet Crazy” to celebrate the arrival of the project. The new visual keeps with his tradition of cinematic videos, but this time it showcases Zay’s charm and sense of humor as he delivers a visual worthy of a big screen comedy spin-off.
Lil Zay Osama paved the way for the 14-track Hood Bible collection with his breakout smash “Changed Up,” which has been viewed more than 36 million times on YouTube and has amassed over 46 million streams across platforms, and his “Trencherous” Remix [feat. Lil Durk]. For as much power as each individual tune exudes, Hood Bible unfolds more like a movie meant to be experienced from top-to-bottom. The first cut “Real Life” sets the scene with an ominous piano tune as he croons, “Street life ain’t right. It’s another homicide you can’t sleep tight at night.” “Buss Down” unites him with burgeoning New York artist Lil TJay over propulsive production from EarlOnTheBeat. The title track “Hood Bible” closes the project with expressions of pure pain. Earlier this year he released the Hood Bible Mini Documentary, depicting his evolution from the Chicago streets and spending time behind bars to positively turning his life around through music. Zay’s debut project provides an insightful deep dive into his life.
Regarding the project Lil Zay Osama said:
“’Hood Bible’ talks about my life, my everyday struggle, and how I went through multiple stages to even reach my peak to get out the hood or even be heard. It is me telling the world about the do’s and don’ts of the hood and showing the world that there are multiple ways to get out. I’m telling the people what I did to get out and all of the situations I ran into trying to get me out of the struggle. ‘Hood Bible’ is not only pain music. It’s for everyone to listen to because as much as I’ve been through at a young age, I feel like I’ve been through every situation you could name. I overcame a lot of problems, no matter if the outcome was good or bad. I’m God to the streets; I just ain’t in heaven. Only thing that’s different is that I’m here to tell my story in your face…with more style, melody, and rhythm…”
Now, with this body of work, Lil Zay Osama’s whole story comes together.
Hood Bible Tracklisting:
1. Real Life
2. Percocet Crazy
4. White Friends
5. Old Days
6. Changed Up
7. South Side
8. Talk To Me Crazy
9. Trencherous Remix [Feat. Lil Durk] 10. Back When I Was Young
11. Buss Down [Feat. Lil Tjay] 12. She Like
13. Ease My Pain [Feat. Marlo] 14. Hood Bible