Lil Durk Goes "Cross The Globe" With Juice WRLD On "Almost Healed"

It's a Chicago affair on this standout collab on "Almost Healed."

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Lil Durk's new album Almost Healed contains a lot of introspection, the typical subject matter of his music, and a whole lot of notable collaborations. Whether it's Future, 21 Savage, or Morgan Wallen, Smurk put together a concise but exciting set of guest appearances. One of the most notable comes courtesy of Juice WRLD, who appears on the track "Cross The Globe." Of course, as expected with a Juice appearance, it comes with a somber weight, and not much is known on how this specific song came about regarding his tragically cut-short time on this planet. Regardless, it's still a compelling albeit loose collab.

For one, topically the two Chicago MCs focus on much of the same: sex, drugs, and street violence. Still, the eerie guitar-led beat gives the track a melancholy feel to it, accentuated by their understated vocal deliveries. On Juice WRLD's end, he provides a fitting chorus that meshes well with Lil Durk's heartfelt verse. In fact, it might be a disservice to his lyrical themes on this track to call it a typical focus. After all, the "Pelle Coat" artist reflects on the harsh violence in his city, his community efforts, fallen and imprisoned MCs, and the Internet's propensity to spread negativity.

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Juice WRLD & Lil Durk Bring Melancholy Love & Street Bars To "Cross The Globe"

Recently, Durkio spoke on how he processes grief internally through a personal and private means. "I’m telling you, like, that rug is powerful,” The Voice expressed. “I lay the rug down, I pray- I cry on the rug, I cry while I’m praying, I cry during Ramadan. But guess what? India ain’t ever seen me cry. My daddy ain’t ever seen me cry. My momma ain’t ever seen me cry, you know what I’m saying? ‘Cause it’s only one person that can help the hurt, you know what I mean?" You can find "Cross The Globe," as well as the rest of Almost Healed, on your preferred streaming service, and peep some notable bars below. Also, stick around on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Juice WRLD and Lil Durk.

Quotable Lyrics
50 want to shoot a movie, but I was just tellin' him this real
On set in Chicago, anybody can get killed
The internet thinkin' they hurtin' me, stop it, I'm Smurkio, I gave out
Scholarships. the biggest before I was positive

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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.