Lil Zay Osama‘s music explores the duality of street life, oscillating from the visceral highs to the traumatic lows. The Chicago rapper explores the somber side of project life in “Have You Ever,” his latest music video. A choice cut from his new mixtape Trench Baby 3, the Tahj Money and TouchofTrent-produced “Have You Ever” finds Lil Zay Osama emoting over drippy pianos and plaintive guitar notes, as he reflects on the sacrifices he’s made to live life by his strict moral code: “I did that bid and came back, took care of a kid that ain’t mine,” he rhymes. In the video, directed by LA_Production, Lil Zay Osama alternates scenes in his home neighborhood of Chicago with glimpses of his new life in L.A., as the artist luxuriates in his green coupe and reflects on the life he escaped.
“Have You Ever” is the latest video from Trench Baby 3, following recent clips for “Set Up” ft. Fredo Bang and “Chase ‘Em Down” ft. G Herbo. 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 narrative YouTube TV show tells a tale of betrayal, survival, and revenge on the South Side of Chicago. Executive produced by Lil Durk and DJ Bandz, 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.