Published on May 18th, 2020 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Lil Durk – Street Prayer
Reflecting harsh realities with emotion and melody, Lil Durk is the voice of the streets. Offering words of wisdom for those suffering in rough neighborhoods, Durk shares “Street Prayer,” his new video. Produced by Cardo and DY, “Street Prayer” finds Durk opening up about his faith, as he recounts his past struggles and remembers the people he lost to street violence: “It be your dog, it be your dog/That sh*t so crazy what happened to Law/When the streets took Baby D, it had came with a flaw/Granny asked where Nuski at, it’s crushing my heart.” In the video, Durk takes time to pray, reflecting on his time spent in prison and resolving to make his neighbors’ lives better so they can avoid his fate. The Chicago native gives back to his community, pulling up and offering meals to his city’s homeless. Following last week’s “Doin Too Much” (1.5 million views). “Street Prayer” is the latest video from Just Cause Y’all Made It 2, Durk’s new album, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200.
Released on May 8th, Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 is Durk’s most successful album to date, reaching #1 on Apple Music’s all-genre albums chart, and selling 57k album equivalent units in its first week (74.67 million on-demand streams). Packed with the well-drawn characters, single-line stories, and earworm-y melodies for which Durk is famous, Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 expertly balances the Only The Family CEO’s emotional rap ballads with snarling “no auto” missives, presenting a picture of a mature emcee in complete control of his vast talents.
The new album features popular tracks like the emotional anthem “All Love” (over 7 million streams in just a month of release), recent single “Viral Moment,” all-star posse cut “3 Headed Goat” ft. Lil Baby & Polo G, which peaked at #2 on Apple Music’s all-genre songs chart, and the fiery “no auto” “Chiraq Demons” ft. G Herbo. With an additional feature from Gunna, Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 is available everywhere via Alamo Records.
In late April, Durk hosted a meal drive to feed the frontline workers at Chicago’s Rush Hospital, partnering with local restaurant PHLAVZ to drop off meals at the hospital and make over 100 more meals available for pickup later that night. Last Friday, Durk gave back to his adopted hometown of Atlanta, donating masks and meals to health workers and at-risk communities.
Stealing the show on recent collaborations with Roddy Ricch, Lil Skies, and Lil Uzi Vert on the Hot 100-charting “No Auto,” Durk has asserted his position on hip-hop’s A-List in 2020. He recently starred in a nationally-televised commercial for Nike’s Air Jordan, advertising the Lyrical Lemonade x Jordan Aerospace 720, Nike’s collab with Lyrical Lemonade founder Cole Bennett. Durk recently made his voice-over debut in the Lyrical Lemonade animated show, and appeared on Wild N Out with Chance The Rapper. The Alamo Records signee recently shared his Trap Symphony performance on Audiomack’s YouTube channel, performing renditions of recent smash “No Auto Durk,” the R&B-flavored hit record “Home Body,” and his 2013 breakout drill anthem “Dis Ain’t What U Want.”
Watch “Street Prayer”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFkxqGZPlSA
Buy/Stream Just Cause Y’all Waited 2: https://durkio.com/
Buy Lil Durk merch: otfgear.com
Watch Durk’s Audiomack Trap Symphony performances
“No Auto Durk”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f4Ed4JiD9A
“Home Body”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTawxrmlHQw
“Dis Ain’t What You Want”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPTEgMRQ4M0
Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 tracklist:
Different Meaning (prod. DY, 12Hunna, & Morgan O’Connor)
Street Affection (prod. John Lamb & Tre Gilliam)
3 Headed Goat f/Lil Baby & Polo G (prod. Cicero & Aviator Keyz)
All Love (prod. Touch of Trent & YoungT)
Gucci Gucci f/Gunna (prod. Geraldo Liive)
Viral Moment (prod. Touch of Trent & Uncle Cameron)
248 (prod. John Lamb & Tre Gilliam)
Triflin Hoes (prod. RoseLilah)
Internet Sensation (prod. Carl Paul)
Street Prayer (prod. DY & Cardo Got Wings)
Chiraq Demons f/G Herbo (prod. Deezy)
Doing Too Much (prod. RoseLilah & JW Lucas)
Broke Up In Miami (prod. Touch of Trent, Hagan & Slider)
Turn Myself In (prod. Go Grizzly, Squat Beatz, & Turnmeupjosh)
Fabricated (prod. DY, KidWond3r, & 12Hunna)