Lil Durk has vowed to stop name dropping the deceased, at least in his music. The rapper’s latest album, “The Voice,” jumped to #3 in its second week. To celebrate, Durk announced a deluxe version of his album and revealed that he is turning over a new leaf by no longer taking lyrical shots at the dead in his music, a common practice among Chicago rappers.
“I’m done name dropping the dead after my deluxe,” Durk tweeted. However, the 28-year-old says that the name dropping will apply to “songs only.”
I’m done name dropping the dead after my deluxe ....in songs only tho 😘— THE VOICE (@lildurk) January 7, 2021
Durk’s decision to leave the dead out of his music may stem from the devastating loss he suffered when close friend and fellow Chicago star King Von was gunned down in November outside of an Atlanta hookah bar. Von had also partaken in mentioning the deceased in his songs, regularly referencing Tooka, a young gang member who became a staple in Chicago drill music after being gunned down in 2012.
Do you think Lil Durk can stick to his ban on speaking on the deceased in his tunes? Only time will tell.