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TIG Records & Monroe LA Native LIL BIKE Displays His Sharp Word Play In Hot New Single "Grind"
Posted By: LaMarr Blackmon on October 04, 2019

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Also, here is the video To Hot New Single "Grind": https://youtu.be/3h-uT7f6yfI

No other option ever existed. Lil Bike always wanted to rap. Even as a turbulent upbringing

carried him almost 700 miles from Monroe, LA to Champaign, IL, he resolutely clung to this

musical ambition no matter what. The journey eventually landed him a spot among the

esteemed TIG Records roster and placed him on the fast track for a rapid come-up in 2019.

“I never wanted to be anything else but a rapper,” he says. “I’ve been rapping for years and

years. I studied it. Doing this and going through my own struggles, I eventually became the

artist I was meant to be. I found myself. Now, I’m ready to show the world.”

Born to an African-American mother and a Mexican-Caucasian father, music surrounded Lil

Bike from a young age. On his own, he discovered and developed a personal passion for

Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Kevin Gates, and Boosie Badazz. At the same time, his stepfather

turned him on to old school Southern icons such as Pimp-C and Bun B. Regardless of the

era, hip-hop offered solace from a tumultuous upbringing.

Mixed heritage gave Lil Bike his fair share of challenges, to say the least. “I’m mixed and

light-skinned, so kids were always calling me ‘Little White Boy’and would pick fights with me

at school,” he recalls. “Everyday, I’d end up in a fight. We were struggling all around, and

fighting isn’t a hard thing to do when you’re already mad. I was just in a lot of trouble.”

In sixth grade, he relocated up North to live with his biological father. For the first time, Lil

Bike found himself in a position to focus on rap. Dad built him a home studio, and the

budding talent spent countless hours writing and recording. In ninth grade, he started

uploading music to Soundcloud and YouTube, building a name for himself through

consistently dropping music.

His first release in 2015, “Do It For You,” went viral and scored 334K plays on Soundcloud

as “Drillinois” clocked 284K YouTube views in 2018 with “Ungrateful” and “Spill” both

crossing the 100K mark as well. He often wrote verses in his car and recorded them on his

Instagram story, attracting a growing viewership. Among that audience, he caught the

attention of TIG Records who signed him during late 2018.

Now, he makes his formal introduction by way of the single, “Grind.” Highlighting melodic

flows, sharp wordplay, and hypnotic hooks, the song spotlights his dynamic persona,

charisma, and confidence.

“It’s a motivational song,” he goes on. “I’m talking about how I stay on my grind, what I’ve

been through and how far I’ve come. There’s some flexing in the verse, of course,” he

smiles. In the end, Lil Bike’s journey proves his message.

“When you listen to me, I hope you know anything is possible,” he leaves off. “If I can do

this ****, you can. You got this.”


Also, here is the video: https://youtu.be/3h-uT7f6yfI
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