Chicago’s Lil Durk is arguably the most popular rapper in America for the time being. The Solely The Household chief’s identify grew to become a prime trending subject on social media following the discharge of his Virtually Healed album.
Almost Healed dropped right this moment (March 26) with visitor appearances by J. Cole, Future, 21 Savage, Juice WRLD, Morgan Wallen, and extra. “All My Life” with J. Cole already peaked at No. 2 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.
As well as, Lil Durk recruited R&B legend Alicia Keys to open his Virtually Healed studio LP. Keys offers commentary as a therapist character. The 15-time Grammy winner additionally exhibits up within the official “Remedy Session/Pelle Coat” music video.
“Good morning, Durk. I hope you’re doing in addition to potential beneath the circumstances. Are you able to inform me the place was your thoughts once you heard the information of your pal, Von, passing away on November 6, 2020?” requested Alicia Keys.
Fellow Chicago native Dayvon “King Von” Bennett misplaced his life exterior of a hookah lounge in Atlanta, Georgia. Timothy Leeks, a rapper related to Quando Rondo, reportedly killed the Welcome to O’Block album creator after an altercation on the nightspot.
Within the “Remedy Session/Pelle Coat” video, Alicia Keys additionally addresses Lil Durk’s brother, Dontay “DThang” Banks, dying in June 2021 in addition to his supposed feuds with other Hip Hop artists like YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Keys then praises Durk for his fortitude.
“Regardless of all of this, you proceed to be a warrior, a pacesetter within the rap business, and a voice in your group. And I would like you to really feel fully protected on this room. No one can harm you,” said Alicia Keys. “I encourage you to let your feelings out and specific your self freely.”
Virtually Healed follows 2022’s 7220. That studio LP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart by incomes 120,000 first-week items. Lil Durk additionally scored a Quantity One as one-half of the rap duo that launched The Voice of the Heroes. He partnered with Atlanta’s Lil Child for the 2021 joint mission.