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.
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. 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.
In May 2010, Reese pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was given two years of probation.
On October 24, 2012, a video allegedly showing Reese assaulting a woman was posted to the internet. 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.
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. However, the charge was later dropped. On July 13, 2013, Reese was arrested again in Chicago for marijuana possession, a violation of his probation.
- 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
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album/Mixtape|
|US||US R&B||US Rap|
(featuring Chief Keef)
As a featured artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"I Don't Like"|
(Chief Keef featuring Lil Reese)
|"Bang Like Chop"|
(Young Chop featuring Chief Keef and Lil Reese)
|2014||–||–||–||Bang Like Chop|
|"Off The Shits"||Lil Durk||I'm Still A Hitta|
|"My Lil Niggas"||Fredo Santana, Chief Keef||It's A Scary Site|
|"Don't Try It"||Frenchie||Concrete Jungle 2|
|"Nobody Move"||Jay Stonez||N/A|
|"Bodies"||2013||Juelz Santana||God Will'n|
|"S.O.S. (Smash On Sight)"||Cap1, Lil Durk||T.R.U. 2 It|
|"No Lackin"||Funkmaster Flex, Waka Flocka Flame, Wale||Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?|
|"Competition"||Lil Durk||Signed To The Streets|
|"Gangway (Remix)"||Lil Herb||N/A|
|"On My Soul"||2014||Welcome to Fazoland|
|"On A T-Shirt"||Plies||Purple Heart|
|"Bad Habits"||2015||Fredo Santana, Que||Aint No Money Like Trap Money|
|"Go To War"||Fredo Santana|