Lil Zay Osama
Lil Zay Osama

Lil Zay Osama

About Lil Zay Osama

Chicago native Lil Zay Osama delivers hard-hitting raps about his harsh, violent upbringing, tempered with Auto-Tune-heavy singing as heard on tracks like the 2019 single "Changed Up."

Born in the South Side of Chicago in 2000, Zay's early years were turbulent and filled with legal troubles. After serving a three-year jail sentence, Zay decided to take music-making more seriously, having already started to rap before serving his term. Singles such as "Way Better" and "We Ride" appeared in 2018, and by the end of the year, Meek Mill had namechecked Zay as an artist to watch. "Changed Up" was released late in the year, and it became his breakthrough hit, racking up over 16 million views in the following months. Zay was signed by Warner Bros., which picked up "Changed Up" in March of 2019 and issued follow-up "Trencherous" a month later.

  • HOMETOWN
    Chicago, IL
  • BORN
    June 3, 2000
  • GENRE