Lil Durk Tributes King Von & Brother DThang, Condemns Snitches With New Tattoos

Durkio's got some new ink that pays tribute to his fallen friends.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Lil Durk took to Instagram last night to show off some new tattoos he got from artist Ganga in Los Angeles. Durkio's entire back is now covered by a beautiful skull with flocks of hair, which took eight artists and eight hours to complete. He also showed off some new additions to his back legs: the word "Family" as an acronym for "For All Mine, I'll Lay Yours", "The Voice" right underneath that, and a crossed-out rat with the words "No Snitches Allowed" on the other leg. On the front side of his legs, Durk got "RIP King Von" and "RIP DThang" tatted on with "Allahu Akbar" right below DThang's tribute. Lil Durk is Muslim, and the phrase translates to "God is greater."

The "no snitches" tattoo is particularly interesting, given Lil Durk's long-running feud with 6ix9ine and his snitch actions. However, most are impressed with the full back tattoo, and artist Ganga took to Instagram to describe the process.

"Amazing whole back session in 8 hours for my bro @lildurk with my team @gangatattoola in
8 tattoo artists in the same project we broke the record... The amazing team @joseecd @yeyo_tattoos @claytattoos@raphaelbarrostattoos @theparsetattoo"

Durk's front leg tattoos are a tribute to King Von and DThang, two loved ones of Durk both of whom tragically lost their lives. The "family" and "The Voice" tattoos, however, could be seen as another tribute to them as well. Rapper King Von, who was a close affiliate of Lil Durk's OTF crew, was tragically shot and killed in Atlanta in November of 2020. While Durkio has paid tribute to him in the past, having such a statement on ink is powerful nonetheless. Lil Durk's older brother DThang, who was also in his inner circle, was shot and killed in Chicago last June.

Durk has always been one to represent his community and his loved ones, and he will continue to honor their legacy wherever he goes.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.