Lil Zay Osama specializes in street tales that take an unapologetic and unfiltered glimpse of the Chicago streets on which he was raised. Zay shares the DrewFilmedIt-directed video for “Set Up” ft. Fredo Bang. A highlight from his new mixtape Trench Baby 3, “Set Up” features an appearance from Fredo Bang, whose soulful drawl is a perfect complement to Zay Osama’s nimble delivery. The video finds Lil Zay Osama and Fredo Bang executing a setup of their own–Zay convinces his girlfriend to seduce a man at the gas station in a ruse to put him in a vulnerable position for a lick. The “Set Up” video is the latest in a line of quality videos from Lil Zay Osama, including last week’s visceral clip for “Chase ‘Em Down” ft. G Herbo, another Trench Baby 3 highlight.
Trench Baby 3 is home to the recent hit “F*ck My Cousin, Pt. II,” a no-holds-barred collaboration between Lil Zay Osama and Lil Durk that is tearing up the streets in Chicago with over 8 million video views on YouTube, along with previously released singles like “Real Pain,” a moving ballad about the struggle, and “Glah Glah” (3 million views on YouTube), a hustler’s anthem named after Zay Osama’s signature ad-lib. Featuring additional appearances from PGF Nuk and Icewear Vezzo, Trench Baby 3 is available everywhere via Warner Records.
Lil Zay Osama’s visual ambitions extend beyond music videos–the South Sider conceptualized and starred in Trench Baby: The Series. Inspired by the mixtape, the four-part series tells a tale of betrayal, survival, and revenge on the South Side of Chicago. The full Trench Baby series is currently streaming on Zay’s YouTube channel.
Packed with trauma and triumph, Trench Baby 3 reaffirms Lil Zay Osama’s status as one of Chicago’s best with over 300 million streams under his belt the young rapper is only just starting his rise.