Video: Lil Durk and Lil Reese – “Distance”

The Drill Rap Pioneers Stunt in Sepia in Their New Video, Debuted by The FADER Alongside an Interview with Lil Durk


Critical Praise

“Unshackled from any kind of outline, Durk’s pen game shines. His rise was dotted with blood-soaked tales that summarized much of drill’s appeal: ground-level glimpses at Chicago’s South Side that colored in the outline offered by grim murder statistics.”Pitchfork

The Video:

Approaching Chicago street music with unique, yet complementary styles, Lil Durk and Lil Reese are a drill rap dream team. Giving the visual treatment to their latest single, Durk and Reese share the lo-fi, high energy video for Distance. Premiered by The FADER alongside an interview with Lil Durk, “Distance” provides a glimpse into the rappers’ everyday lives. The anthemic track, produced by Chopsquad DJ and originally premiered by Billboard, is the first single from Supa Vultures, a forthcoming collaborative EP from the two longtime cohorts. Distributed by EMPIRESupa Vultures releases on August 11th.

“The experience is always cool and natural when me and Reese work, that’s my brother – we from the same place, seen a lot of the same things and experienced a lot of the same things,” Lil Durk explained to the FADER. “I also had a couple appearances in the Chicago area in late May and early June, I asked Reese to go with me to both events so that we could catch up. After the appearances, we went to studio both times and next thing I know he’s flying back to Atlanta with me – and we’re making more music at my house in my studio. That’s how the whole project idea came about.”

As figureheads, along with Chief Keef, of drill’s Class of 2012, the Lil Durk and Lil Reese developed a well-worn, infectious chemistry as frequent collaborators, ranging from 2012’s Young Chop-produced Beef” (6.4 million views on YouTube), to 2015’s Myself,” which appeared on Lil Reese’s Supa Savage 2 mixtape. Most recently, Lil Durk shared Love Songs For The Streets, a full-length mixtape that dropped this past February. Together, the rappers create a compelling yin-and-yang dynamic as Durk’s confident melodicism complements Lil Reese’s gritty and understated flow. The upcoming Supa Vultures EP, releasing August 11th, is the first collaborative project from the two rappers, a short but intense burst of charisma and chemistry.

Wach “Distance”:

Check out the FADER premiere:

Listen to “Distance” (Prod. by Chopsquad DJ):

Pre-order Supa Vultures:

Supa Vultures Tracklist:
1. Distance (Prod. by Chopsquad DJ)
2. 1500 (Prod. by Chase Davis and Sonic)
3. Unstoppable (Prod. by Chopsquad DJ)
4. Fuck Dat Shit (Prod. by Chopsquad DJ)
5. Alotta Lotta (Prod. by Ty Made It)
6. Nobody knows (Durk Solo) (Prod. by Chopsquad DJ)

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EMPIRE Background

EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels.


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