Rising Chicago talent Lil’ Mouse may soon realize his dreams of becoming a rap superstar. The 13-year-old emcee may be headed to Cash Money Records, according to the rapper’s twitter account.
“I decided to sign with ymcmb shout out to big bro @LilTunechi,” he wrote.
Lil’ Mouse, who represents the Wild Wild Hundreds on the city’s gritty South Side, made the front page of the Chicago Sun Times after an uproar erupted of the young emcee’s presence in his video “Get Smoked”. In the music video, the Chicago youth bounces with fellow comrades as he raps about sex, drugs and murder.
Lil’ Mouse raps, “30 clips and them hollow tips/ have his a** sitting in roses/ Rolling off a pill/ P**sy better kill/ My N**gas in the field/ You might get killed.”
South Side Chicago resident P. Noble, who produced the video, told NewsOne in an exclusive interview he finds nothing with Lil’ Mouse’s lyrical content.
“Lil Mouse is writing his own lyrics about what he sees in his community every day,” Noble said, according to NewsOne. “This is an eye opener for people about what’s really going on in urban communities. His message doesn’t disturb me. It’s what young people call, ‘Keepin’ it real.’ And this is the way the music industry is headed.”
Many critics ponder whether Lil’ Mouse is being placed in harm’s way with the music and videos he is producing.
“If Lil Mouse were White and strumming a guitar the reaction would be much different, Noble said. “He is being singled out because of what he’s rapping about. It’s a way for him to keep it real. I don’t celebrate negativity, the abuse of women, or violence, but I do celebrate a youth coming out of a situation of poverty and despair. I’m pretty sure he’s going to do well.”
Lil’ Mouse’s popularity grew after Hip Hop superstar Lil’ Wayne featured the young emcee on his “Dedication 4” mixtape The Young Money Cash Money Billionaire traded bars with the South Side Chicago rapper on track eight of his mixtape.
“I’m rolling/ All my n***gas rolling/Keep that f***king red bandanna Hulk Hogan,” Lil’ Wayne raps.
Lil’ Wayne has received backlash for the track. Though Lil’ Mouse’s popularity has grown, the co-sign from Lil’ Wayne has fueled more criticism.
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