Reece Smith (born January 6, 1993), known by his stage name Lil Reese, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is currently signed to Def Jam Recordings.[2]

Music career

Smith gained recognition when Chief Keef's hit "I Don't Like" featuring Lil Reece garnered widespread international attention. He then began to receive popularity through his music videos, including "Us" and "Beef". He then caught the eye of producer No I.D., who had produced albums or tracks for artists like Common, Kanye West and others, which led to Taylor signing with hip hop label Def Jam.[3]

In November 2012, he released a remix for his song "Us" with Rick Ross and Drake which later appeared on Rick Ross' mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah.[4] Taylor also created many songs with up-and-coming music producers, such as Young Chop. He is also featured on Juelz Santana's song "Bodies". In January 2013, Reece released a remix to his song "Traffic" featuring Young Jeezy and Twista. On September 2, 2013, Lil Reese released his second solo mixtape Supa Savage, featuring guest appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Fredo Santana, Wale and Waka Flocka Flame.[5]

In May 2010, Reese pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was given two years of probation.[6]

On October 24, 2012, a video allegedly showing Reese assaulting a woman was posted to the internet.[8] On April 28, 2013, Reese was arrested by Chicago Police on a warrant issued two days earlier, based on criminal trespass to a residence with persons present, battery, and mob action from the video incident from February 2012.[6][9]

On June 23, 2013, Reese was arrested in Chicago and charged with motor vehicle theft after an incident on April 13, 2013, where he was not able to provide proof of ownership for a BMW 750Li.[10] However, the charge was later dropped. On July 13, 2013, Reese was arrested again in Chicago for marijuana possession, a violation of his probation.[11]



  • Don't Like (Hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Cannon) (2012)
  • Supa Savage (Hosted by DJ Scream) (2013)
  • Supa Savage 2 (2015)
  • 300 Degrezz (2016)


As a lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum/Mixtape
"Us"2012Don't Like
(featuring Chief Keef)
List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"I Don't Like"
(Chief Keef featuring Lil Reese)
2012732015Finally Rich
"Bang Like Chop"
(Young Chop featuring Chief Keef and Lil Reese)
2014Bang Like Chop

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"OVA"2012Freddie GibbsN/A
"Off The Shits"Lil DurkI'm Still A Hitta
"My Lil Niggas"Fredo Santana, Chief KeefIt's A Scary Site
"Respect"Fredo Santana
"Don't Try It"FrenchieConcrete Jungle 2
"Nobody Move"Jay StonezN/A
"Bodies"2013Juelz SantanaGod Will'n
"S.O.S. (Smash On Sight)"Cap1, Lil DurkT.R.U. 2 It
"No Lackin"[2]Funkmaster Flex, Waka Flocka Flame, WaleWho You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?
"Competition"Lil DurkSigned To The Streets
"Street Life"
"Gangway (Remix)"Lil HerbN/A
"On My Soul"2014Welcome to Fazoland
"On A T-Shirt"PliesPurple Heart
"Bad Habits"2015Fredo Santana, QueAint No Money Like Trap Money
"Go To War"Fredo Santana