Lil Durk Says Kanye West Produced “Almost Healed” But He Won’t Release It

Durk also shared a promising update on Ye after visiting the “Donda 2” artist.

BYAron A.
Lil Durk Says Kanye West Produced “Almost Healed” But He Won’t Release It

Lil Durk’s coming through with new heat just before we enter the summer months. He released “All My Life” ft. J. Cole earlier this month before confirming that Almost Healed would drop on Friday, May 26th, 2023. Then, he slid through with the tracklist that boasted an array of producers including Wheezy, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Dr. Luke, and more, and features from stars like Alicia Keys and Future. However, this tracklist may have been a second rendition of the tracklist with the first largely consisting of production from Kanye West.

During an interview with DJ Akademiks, Durk opened up about his standings with Kanye West in recent times. Durk explained that he had a conversation where Kanye detailed “wanting to bring the peace back” to Chicago following his collaboration with Rooga. However, Lil Durk explained it was far more complex than Ye perceived it to be. “When sh*t happen behind certain sh*t, it’s not that easy for what you think. You know, I still talk to him,” he explained. 

Kanye Produced Lil Durk's “Almost Healed” First

Afterward, Lil Durk revealed that Kanye West began producing his album in its entirety. “He actually produced by whole album,” Durk revealed. “But I ain’t use it.” The rapper explained that Ye added his magical touch, tweaking with beats and adding vocals. “He played with a couple of records, let me say that,” he said before informing Akademiks that they wouldn’t appear on the tracklist. “He did some genius shit,” Durk added. “I think I’m going to see if I could come back with some genius shit with him, double my sales.” 

Although Kanye’s version of Almost Healed likely won’t be released soon, Durk did provide a promising update on the Yeezy founder. “I went to the hotel where he was at. He’s actually in a good head space,” he said. “I guess the bullshit that was going on with him was getting to him but he’s definitely in a good headspace. For now, we could anticipate Lil Durk’s upcoming album tonight. Check out the snippet from his interview with Akademiks above. We'll keep you posted on anymore updates surrounding Almost Healed.

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.