On Friday, Lil Durk is set to drop perhaps the most anticipated album of his career — the Lil Baby collab project The Voice of the Heroes. As an artist who transcended the sensational Chicago Drill era to made an even bigger splash in the contemporary Hip-Hop landscape, Lil Durk is fortunate to have lived many lives.
Ironically, this week marks somewhat of a full-circle moment for the OTF rapper because his debut album Remember My Name celebrates its six-year anniversary days before the release of The Voice of the Heroes. Lil Durk's debut peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200, and it spawned the Jeremih-assisted single "Like Me." However, it was through songs like "500 Homicides" that listeners saw a glimpse of the artist that Lil Durk would go on to become.
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"500 Homicides" served as the high-energy intro to Remember My Name, and its title serves as a reminder of Chicago's murder rate in 2014. Produced by C-Sick, "500 Homicides" features an aggressive and compelling performance from Durk, as he bodies the track while recounting stories about street life and characteristically sending an onslaught of menacing threats.
These n*ggas is b*tches, getting info from b*tches
Go and tell to the piggies
I'm tryna get riches, and stay on that business
Free bro, n*ggas snitching
My case almost over, you lucky one pending
I put 2 in his lemon, this 4-5 lemon
Extended clip for his n*ggas
And he ain't shit to his n*ggas
We don't hesitate, from DeeDee and BayBay just know that the opps ain't never safe