Lil Durk Pays Tribute To Late Brother OTF DThang On Second Anniversary Of His Death

OTF DThang was just 32 years old when he was shot and killed in Chicago.

BYHayley Hynes
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The past few weeks have been busy for Lil Durk, who delayed his Almost Healed album last month in favour of sharing a collaborative single with J. Cole, "All My Life" first. That track alone went on to out-stream NBA YoungBoy's Richest Opp mixtape as a whole. The album also led the Chicago native to break his own record on the charts on Monday (June 5). He's definitely been celebrating his latest achievements. Still, this time of year certainly isn't easy for Durkio to keep a smile on his face.

Two years ago today (June 6), the father of six's older brother, OTF DThang, was shot and killed in their home state. Durk's sibling was just 32 years old at the time. Upon his passing, a report from TMZ came out revealing that DThang was hit by gunfire in the head outside of a nightclub. He ultimately died on the spot. He himself had dreams of becoming an artist like his brother but didn't manage to fully see them realized before his tragic murder.

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Lil Durk is Missing His Big Brother

In the early hours of the morning, the "Laugh Now Cry Later" collaborator took to Instagram to pay tribute to his fallen family member. "Thang way, I miss you bloody," Durk wrote in the caption alongside a happy-looking photo of the aspiring artist. "I got you smiling from up there, I got you ❤️‍🩹🏆," he promised.

Elsewhere in the news, Lil Durk's long-awaited Almost Healed album continues to make headlines. Not only did he impress us with his first-week sales, but it was also said that J. Cole made nearly $1M for his feature on their aforementioned joint effort. However, the Dreamville head's manager has since shut down these claims, which you can read all about at the link below. Make sure to check back later for more hip-hop news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.