Making its way to fans one day before its anticipated release, the new EP from Lil Durk and Lil Reese called Supa Vultures arrives with a bang. Full of sub-rattling production and strong delivery, this joint venture is the best work that both of the emcees have put out in some time.
The vibe and the presumed quality of these collection of songs was signaled by the pre-release single "Distance," which communicated the feeling of the gritty, street-wise comeuppance of their youths in a very articulate way. "Reese does his thing with the streets and I do too," Lil Durk told Billboard. "Plus I’m melodic. Our early collaborations got a good response. We’ve been working with each other since we were 16." After ascending in their respective careers mostly flying solo, it's nice to see these childhood friends back making such a pristine EP.
The instrumental snap really well, featuring some bass notes that threaten to crush their way out of any sound system they're played on. A smaller collection of material can sometimes leave fans wanting a little bit, but it's clear that what ends up on Supa Vultures was the cream of whatever studio crop they'd accrued over time. I thoroughly enjoyed "Distance" and had an identical reaction to the EP as a whole. Anyone who's down with grittier vibes in their hip-hop music won't want to miss this one.