B-Lovee, a rising rapper out of the South Bronx’s Andrew Jackson Houses, hit the scene in 2020 with his drill-inspired debut project, Courtlandtbaby — but not until 2021’s “My Everything” did he firmly insert himself into the same conversation as Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, and Sheff G. The sample-heavy track (built on the Mary J. Blige song “Everything“) first went viral on TikTok as a leak; the official version ushered the scene’s fascination with samples, especially from ’90s R&B, into the forefront. Multiple remixes followed, but most important is the third, made with G Herbo, a Chicago drill mainstay who cut his teeth as one of that city’s sharpest lyricists shortly after Keef’s and Durk’s massive early-2010s runs. Just as hip-hop had done, though on a smaller scale, another torch was passed from Chicago to New York to continue reshaping this microgenre as the artists see fit.
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