Chi City – Overtime @IAmChiCity
Chi City is going “Overtime” on his latest, mystically produced single.
The record came about just vibing in the studio one night while watching this old kung fu movie and I had the tv muted as I was going thru beats. I remember when this beat started playing, I was looking at the screen and zoned out for a second because everything felt like it was apart of the movie. So I started thinking to myself “what would a rap song sound like in a karate movie if it was made in 2019” So I went into the booth just playing around, and the rest is history.
Growing up in the south side of Chicago’s Foster Park neighborhood, Chi City’s music illustrates how he persevered through unfortunate events in his past and used the knowledge and, an experience he gained as a child to stay motivated and continue perfecting his art.
With the 2016 release of his song “Thug Life” which mimics a style originated from the group Bone Thugs n Harmony, had SoundCloud soaring with fans in awe over the compelling record that caught the attention of 300 Ent’s Lyor Cohen.
Following the rest of that year out with shows and tour appearances, Chi City found himself in the center of the media with the controversial release of “Sorry Kanye” in which Chi City somehow got ahold of Kanye West’s unreleased “Fade” beat while working on music in LA.
Not revealing how he got ahold of the “Fade” instrumental, Chi City quickly caught headlines, which lead to a tug a war with Universal and G.O.O.D Music over track from the highly anticipated “TLOP” album and had it taken down from all platforms. Sparking a series of debates online that Chi City’s version of “Fade” outperformed his fellow hometown hero, who was even impressed himself on how well Chi City delivered on the “stolen” track.
In the center of what seems to be an awkward moment of momentum, Chi City soon found himself in sessions writing for some of today’s most relevant artist.
With new music and tours on the way, Chi City is setting the tone for what’s yet to come for 2019. He keeps his sound deeply tied to his Midwest roots and his message is one that knows no boundaries.