Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 3

July 30, 2019 - 53 views

Lil Durk is the type of artist that understands expectation and the relationship an artist often has to their fan base. Since shooting to international stardom status, Lil Durk has had to reconcile with the nuances of that relationship, allowing himself to grow up musically while also literally growing up underneath the public eye. Despite the immense pressure put on him, though, he is usually always able to make people believe in him again, a trait emblematic of some of the Chicago scene's most powerful stars.

His latest release, Signed To The Streets 3, finds Lil Durk bringing the audience back to his roots, embracing a distinct type of flow and embracing all of the confidence he can get. This becomes apparent from the first track, "Treacherous", which takes hold of a pounding beat to introduce his goals for the album. Among them, he belts out "What the f**k happened to hip hop?", referencing the amount of people who have plagiarized his style since he began. Ultimately, the track is Lil Durk wanting to get across a message: he's back and there's nothing anybody can do about that.

I think this release shines the brightest on "100 Grand", a song featuring Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Something about how catchy the melody is along with the featured verses make it a beautiful example of how confidence can manifest in music.

Lil Durk doesn't lose sight of what is important to him, making Signed To The Streets 3a truly remarkable return to form. Through embracing his roots, Lil Durk is able to reinforce his position as one of hip hop's leading rappers while going in a new direction.


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