Lil Durk Announces New Album “Almost Healed” Releasing Next Week

The Chicago rap star kept his word and rewarded his patient fans with an album cover and release date (May 12) for leaving 100K comments on a post of his music video with J. Cole.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Lil Durk Announces New Album “Almost Healed” Releasing Next Week

It's officially Smurk season. Lil Durk just announced that his next album Almost Healed will release next week on May 12. Via Instagram, he shared the news with excited fans by sharing the cover art and release date, keeping his word. Moreover, the Chicago MC promised to do so if fans left 100K comments on a post promoting his upcoming music video with J. Cole. As such, fans responded rabidly and eventually reached the milestone, and Durk delivered just a few days later. Given just how much he teased this album's arrival, his supporters must be ecstatic that it's coming so soon after these updates.

Furthermore, Lil Durk said that the album was finished just a couple of weeks ago in April. However, one thing that remains to be seen is if he landed one of his dream features: SZA. "@sza the goat,” he wrote on his Instagram Story. “Y’all bet not sleep or get blind. Every female every car every sale she really her… I need you on my album ASAP [trophy emoji and sunglasses emoji]. A hit not a regular song. Go tag sza blow her s**t down. Tell her Smurk need her."

Lil Durk Announces Almost Healed

What's more is that The Voice recently reflected on how therapy has helped him a lot in his personal life. We'll see if such reflections find their way on Almost Healed's tracklist, whose title certainly points to that. "Being more open," Lil Durk remarked on how the process has uplifted him. "Being more open to letting [my new manager] Pete [Jideonwo] in. Moving certain people out the way. That’s the best feeling. Therapy, the kids, the new team, all that. But the best feeling is really just starting over.

"I got a therapist so I cope different," he continued. "I don’t show emotion. So, some people will be like, ‘Man, you can’t hold it in.’ And I just can’t talk to nobody usually. You gotta be careful how you tell people, what you tell people, because they can use it against you. They can find out your weaknesses. So now, when I talk to the therapist, then it start getting more emotional. But like somebody on the street, you’ll never even see me shed a tear. I think I had to go to therapy fresh out the womb." Let us know if you're excited for Almost Healed down in the comments below. Also, stick around on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Lil Durk.

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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.