It’s been a long while since I’ve personally heard from music from Epic, which by my count is about two years now since the City of Win mixtape dropped back in 2012. Since then, the landscape of Chicago hip hop has changed as the scales have tipped over as a new generation of young rappers have arguably carried the torch for the local scene. However, that’s not to say that some of the older guys in the mix aren’t doing their part to ensure Chicago hip hop isn’t just for the young new cats. Enter Epic.
The former BBU member is making his solo entry into the music world with the debut of his new single “Do Dat At” from his upcoming album #OPRAH. The party banger, produced by Stefan Clark of City of Win, proves that Epic hasn’t missed one beat as he reps the Windy City throughout the song. #OPRAH has been in the works for awhile now, dating back to when BBU was on tour with Das Racist and Danny Brown in 2012. #OPRAH‘s primary producer is the aforementioned Clark with Mark Yoshizumi helping out on the album, as well. As Epic sees it, #OPRAH is a fully collaborative passion project, stating, “It’s one thing for you to believe in your art, but when you have people in your corner that believe in it, great things happen. Without Stefan Clark and Mark Yoshizumi this project would still be in my head.”
With a late summer release scheduled for #OPRAH, including more singles and video drops, the next couple of months just may prove to be Epic.