17-year-old Dallas rapper, Y Chibi, has shared his latest single “2 Many Times.” Fortified by speaker knocking 808 drums and trap handclaps, Y Chibi raps about his life coming up in Dallas’ Josey Lane Apartments. Produced by Fresh Ayr & Pitt Tha Kid, “2 Many Times” is a reflection on humble beginnings and how quickly people can change up once they see one of their peers achieving success. The new single follows Y Chibi’s recent release of the boisterous track, “Big Dawg” (500k+ streams), both slated to appear on his forthcoming EP, No Co-Sign which releases next month on on 5/21.
“I gotta move cautious, took too many losses / They ask if I’m still humble / Well sh*t would you be if you came from struggle / Strap tucked under the Ferragamo / It’s looking like I just won the lotto”
In 2020, Y Chibi released his debut eight-song body of work Pain-Tience. The deeply personal mixtape racked up millions of streams with vulnerable songs like “Two Face” and “Life Is Short” on which Y Chibi reflects upon the death of his father at the age of 14. To commence 2021, Y Chibi shared “Street Dreams,” followed by “Big Dawg” soon after. Y Chibi’s ability to blend his youthful and energetic delivery with wisdom in his writing make him a star in the making and someone worth paying attention to early.
“[Growing up in North Dallas], there was not much in the way of resources. It was tough on my mama and my dad; it broke them apart.” When Chibi was 12, his father left the family and returned to Africa. Two years later, he died, right as Chibi was becoming a man. “Things happened to me early, I had to focus on growing up. I had to grind and challenge myself; I know that my dad would not want me to feel sad. I pushed myself to become a better person and provide for my mama. Music was one of the things that helped me cope.”
Please listen to “2 Many Times” off Y Chibi’s upcoming EP, No Co-Sign via the links below:
Y Chibi – “2 Many Times” LISTEN