Jay-Z & Lil Durk Link Up After Beyonce's Show In Los Angeles

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How do you think a collab between these two spitters would shape up?

Lil Durk and Jay-Z were among the avalanche of stars present at Beyonce's recent "RENAISSANCE" tour stops in Los Angeles. The two rappers might be from different generations, but they were all smiles after the concert in a series of newly surfaced pictures. It seems like everybody had an amazing time at the spectacle, and from what footage and testimonies indicate, it should come as no surprise. What's more is that it's probably made more fun for fans, given that they can scope out which big names are around. To top it off, this was after Durkio gave a surprise performance as part of DJ Khaled's opening set that night.

Of course, when two MCs link up, the first thought in many fans' minds is what a collaboration between them would sound like if there isn't one already. In the case of Lil Durk and Jay-Z, their hardened and entrepreneurial approach in the game is quite similar. Sure, Hov and other OGs opened those doors for many artists to aspire to, and the Chicago artist is no exception. That inspiration, though, can yield amazing results, so hopefully it ends up happening down the road.

Lil Durk & Jay-Z Twizz Up Post-Beyonce Show

In a XXL interview, Lil Durk said that Jay-Z inspired him to "build an empire of [his] own." "S**t, look what he did. Résumé speak for itself. He used to be in this position. He used to be the underdog. The streets used to take him under. And he bossed up, you know what I’m sayin’? You ain’t see him post pictures every day trying to fit in. I seen him at Michael Rubin’s party. He like, ‘Man, you motivate me.’ Man, f***ed me up. I forgot my reply to him, ’cause it was on a walk-by. The reply ain’t make no damn sense ’cause it shocked me. I’m like, ‘What the f**k? Damn, that’s hard.'

"It’s just motivation," he said when asked how that made him feel. "Everything happens for a reason. It was for a reason I was standing right there when he walked past at the time. You know, it’s probably people that be around him every day or be around Drake every day and wasting time. And they won’t be like, ‘Lemme learn how to engineer. Lemme learn how to shoot videos, lemme learn how to…’ They just want to soak up the air. I’m like, nah, I’m gonna get to it. I’m gonna figure this s**t out for us." On that note, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Jay-Z and Lil Durk.

About The Author
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.