Mixtape: Lil Durk – Signed to the Streets 2.5
The Chicago South-Sider Celebrates His 25th Birthday with a New Mixtape Featuring Moneybagg Yo and YFN Lucci
“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
As a birthday present to himself and his fans, Lil Durk shares Signed to the Streets 2.5, his latest mixtape. Continuing a mixtape series that he started in 2013, STTS 2.5 features a more mature Lil Durk than the reckless firebrand found on the first two installments, as he grapples with loss, legal issues, and being a role model to his three kids. STTS 2.5 also finds Durk embracing the sounds of his adopted hometown of Atlanta, blending his signature drill style with ATL production and recruiting Southerners Moneybagg Yo and YFN Lucci for memorable features. Boasting production from Will-A-Fool, Chopsquad DJ, ATL Jacob, and others, and featuring the hit new single “Make It Out,” which received a video earlier this week, Signed to the Streets 2.5 is available on MyMixtapez and other DSPs.
An emotionally intelligent lyricist and a master of auto-tuned melody, Lil Durk has been very active in the past few months. Since his 24th birthday last October, Durk moved out of Chicago and bought a house in Atlanta, released three projects, and saw his hit single “My Beyoncé,” featuring Dej Loaf, attain Gold certification from the RIAA. This summer, Durk teamed up with fellow Drill movement rapper Lil Reese for Supa Vultures EP, a six-track collaborative project. Distributed by EMPIRE, Supa Vultures EP features the hit single “Distance,” recently featured in Complex’s Bout To Blow column, which has earned nearly 3 million views on YouTube since August, as well as the Durk solo track “Nobody Knows,” with a video premiered by Karen Civil. The OTF spitter also made appearances on Young Thug’s EBBTG, Trae Tha Truth‘s Tha Truth 3, and Ralo x Gucci Mane‘s Ralo LaFlare. Durk‘s February project Love Songs For the Streets featured YFN Lucci and Young Thug, as the 24-year-old honed a matured sound. Last month, Durk collaborated with ATL mainstays Future and Jeezy for the Southside-produced “Goofy,” premiered by Complex with a video premiered by Billboard. Blending his melodic approach to drill with Atlanta’s trap movement, Lil Durk will continue to evolve and grow as an artist and continue to please newcomers and longtime fans alike.
Listen to Signed to the Streets 2.5:
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Signed to the Streets 2.5: https://mxtpz.me/a/147349 // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/signed-to-the-streets-2-5/id1298774142?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes // https://open.spotify.com/album/4o663kqmvD7guquI85fbok
“Make It Out” (Prod. by Will-a-Fool): https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/durkio-make-it-out-wav/ // https://youtu.be/6qvukoRFS10
“Goofy” ft. Future & Jeezy (prod. by Southside): https://youtu.be/
“Nobody Knows” (Durk Solo): https://youtu.be/gaw5ydpGSuo