Coming straight out of drill’s birthplace, Chicago’s DCG BROTHERS are more than a refreshing injection of amusement into the scene that started it all: they’re one of music’s most exciting duos on the rise. Comprised of brothers DCG Bsavv and DCG Shun, the DCG Brothers share “Buss It,” the latest No More Heroes-directed video from their recent debut project Jungle Life.
“Buss It” finds Bsavv and Shun backed by a stellar instrumental from platinum producers Southside and Slowburnz, in which haunting piano high notes echo as if played in an empty cathedral, while volleys of booming bass keep it grounded in the streets. As the brothers mob in a crowded studio and maneuver through dark alleyways, they speak to the paranoia of life on the defensive while delivering the sharp imaginative punchlines that set them apart: “You know I’m still watching the back door/Trippin’ and s***, almost blew up my shadow.”
“Buss It” marks DCG’s latest video following early June’s “Jungle Life,” the title track from their Jungle Life mixtape released in April. Home to the hit single “Stomp,” featuring Chicago legend G Herbo (1.5 million YouTube views), Jungle Life takes a raw, unfiltered look at the group’s home neighborhood, while showcasing the percolating chemistry that helped them escape their circumstances. “Growing up in a real jungle around savage and seeing crazy things, basically meeting different types of people and associating them with animals,” say the DCG BROTHERS. “RATS, SNAKES, GORILLAS, & EVERYDAY ITS A SURVIVAL IN THE JUNGLE.” Featuring additional appearances from BIG30, B-Lovee, and frequent collaborator Msavv, Jungle Life is available everywhere via No More Heroes/Atlantic Records.
Though 18-year-old DCG Shun and 19-year-old DCG BSavv may seem like newcomers in the rap game, they’ve been perfecting their craft for years. Bsavv started rapping when he was 8 years old–around the time of Chicago’s world-changing drill boom–inspiring his brother Shun to learn to spit and establish a symbiotic artistic relationship that has lasted over a decade. Racking up YouTube videos by the million before Shun could legally drive, the duo became known around Chicago for their irrepressible personalities, drawing the attention of prolific music video collective No More Heroes, who paired their boisterous bars with eye-popping visuals to match.
With much more music, plenty more creative videos, and with the backing of No More Heroes and Atlantic Records, there’s no limit to how high DCG BROTHERS can rise.