It’s no secret that Chicago has churned out a high number of socially aware rappers over the years. Kanye West, Common, Chance the Rapper and G Herbo are just a few conscious artists who call Chi-Town home. The Windy City is a breeding ground for artists who care about what they are saying– and, specifically, about what is happening in their city.
Chicago rapper Goody is on the cusp of joining the socially conscious ranks. The 22-year-old artist has released “Be (To Anyone),” a track that examines the struggles of growing up as a black male in Chicago. “It don’t make it to the court, ’cause they don’t leave a witness / Robbin’ kids after church to get that true religion,” raps Goody, giving listeners a glimpse into his turbulent life. His straight forward bars brim with honesty and emotion. “Be (To Anyone)” could easily be an anthem for the Chicago streets that Goody knows and cares about.