A master of melodic rap music, Lil Durk stands up for his birth city of Chicago with every breath. Earlier this month, Lil Durk released “1-(773) Vulture,” a street twist on Logic’s smash hit “1-800-273-8255.” Flipping the suicide-prevention theme of the original track, Durk spins the track with introspective lines about street life and homicide. In the video, which already has over 650k views on YouTube, Durk focuses on the tragedies that pervade street life, ranging from gun violence to drug addiction, and innocents who get caught in the crossfire. Dedicated to Lil Durk’s fellow Chicago rapper Fredo Santana, who passed away last week, the video is a moving and melodic tribute to those who worry they might not make it to the next day.
The new follows Durk’s “India” video, which he dedicated to girlfriend India Royale. The visual is from October’s Signed to the Streets 2.5, one of Durk’s four projects in 2017. The OTF spitter turned heads in December with Bloodas, an album-length collaboration with Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley. Earlier that Summer, Durk teamed up with fellow Drill movement rapper Lil Reese for their Supa Vultures EP. 2017 also cemented Durk as one of Hip-Hop’s most prolific collaborators, appearing on Young Thug’s EBBTG, Trae Tha Truth’s Tha Truth 3, Mozzy’s 1 Up Top Ahk, and Ralo x Gucci Mane’s Ralo LaFlare. Fans can stay tuned for Signed To The Streets 3, slated to release this year.