Chicago has been heavily securing it’s position as a mecca in Hip Hop, a position framed by vets like Common, Lupe, and Yeezy then built upon by the Sabas and Mick Jenkins’. In the middle of this are Wulf Gawwd and O.G. Rapp, two MC’s and members of a growing Facebook group called Barz and Notez, a large collective of artists that use the group to post one-off verses and share their love of Hip Hop culture. The group’s moderators are also largely Chicago-based but members are from all over. It was the membership in Barz and Notez that played a big part in the birth of Hurt Bidnezz, the new EP from Wulf Gawwd and O.G. Rapp, presented by Lo Life Ent.
Veteran producer Ace Ha is a member of the group and had seen a verse from O.G. Rapp that impressed him. He reached out to Rapp and let him know he had a beat for him for it. Rapp then got at Wulf Gawwd, a cat Rapp had made music with 15 years ago and had recently made plans to drop something new with. The two paired up with Ace who ended up providing all the production for Hurt Bidnezz, an EP that also features several other members of Barz and Notez.