ATL Riser Slimelife Shawty Shares Lil Durk-Exec-Produced ‘Better Living’ Album

Slimelife Shawty‘s knack for melody and conversational rap style engenders a feeling of intimacy, making sweeping anthems feel like one-on-one talks. Coming through with a full-length that touches on lessons learned from his experiences in the trenches, Slimelife shares Better Living, his new project. Executive produced by Slime’s mentor Lil Durk, who shows up on the recent single and opening track Suit Me Up,” Better Living is a 14-track rumination of the life of a rising rapper, benefitting from the Atlanta native’s unique sense of song structure. His songs brim with hooks, but they pop up in unpredictable places–he speaks directly from the soul, arriving at punchlines and hooks not when conventions demand, but when it feels natural. The 22-year-old rapper’s is unapologetically direct, speaking with an emotional honesty that has endeared him to many of his city’s best rappers.

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Nardo Wick Recruits Lil Durk, 21 Savage & G Herbo for “Who Want Smoke??”

Nardo Wick has just dropped the highly-anticipated new version of his smash-hit “Who Want Smoke??” featuring Lil Durk21 Savage, & G Herbo. The track includes a show-stopping verse from Durk, displaying the depths of his fiery and confrontational style, a noteworthy inclusion from 21 Savage reminiscent of his earliest days on the mic, and G Herbo delivering the thrilling and seasoned bars he’s renowned for. The song not only capitalizes on the virality of “Who Want Smoke?”, but also serves as a masterclass in collaborating from some of the most prominent artists in the game.

Lil Durk Protege Booka600 taps Lil Baby, Gunna, & Lil Tjay for “Loyal” album

Skillfully weaving melody, emotion, and pearls of wisdom into his street stories, Booka600 always stands up for his brothers. Stressing the importance of being true to friends and oneself, Booka shares Loyalhis new project. A protege and close friend of Lil Durk, Booka shares his mentor’s knack for articulating plainspoken truths about life in the trenches, but adds a sweetness and sensitivity that resonates even through his toughest moments. The new project expands the Only The Family rapper’s arsenal of flows–he shows off a snapping, no auto pitter-patter on “Skrt Off” and makes a meal out of repeated phrases on recent single London“–as he floats atop beats from producers like OTF’s own TouchOfTrent and others. Exploring the deep sense of loyalty instilled in Booka by his mother and his OTF brethren, Loyal finds the South Side Chicago native getting a co-sign from some of the game’s biggest rappers, as he rolls out the red carpet for Lil BabyGunna, and Lil Tjay.

“Loyalty is a concept I’ve been raised with, my mom instilled it in me,” says Booka600. “I was taught at an early age to be there for my people, take care of them, feed into them, period. I base everything I‘ve been going through on being loyal to my family, my friends, and to my fans. I’ve been there for my friends and they’ve been there for me through breakdowns, through arguments, it’s about choosing them over the world. You might not see it today but they might save you from something that may happen in a few years. We embody the meaning of Only The Family.”

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Rod Wave and Lil Durk Reflect on Paths to Stardom in “Already Won”

In just two short years, Rod Wave evolved from a talented and promising artist into one of rap music’s most-streamed artists and best live performers. On his new video Already Won,” Rod reveals that being a budding superstar is much harder than it looks. Over a piano-led beat from Will-A-Fool, sampling the classic New Edition ballad “Can You Stand The Rain,” the St. Petersburg, FL native trades verses with fellow melodic master Lil Durk, their lyrics proving that the paranoia and pain don’t go away when you attain fame and fortune.

In the video, Durk and Rod belt their verses in a dark room, chronicling the story of an aspiring rapper’s journey from the streets to stardom. 

Booka600 & Lil Durk Proudly Rep OTF in “Relentless” Video

Booka600 pours his heart and soul into his melodies, telling emotional stories about his life in the streets and his rap star aspirations. Connecting with his big homie Lil Durk, the Only The Family rapper shares “Relentless,” his new video. Dominated by drippy pianos, the two Chicago natives give a detailed chronicling of their troubled states of mind. With a soaring tenor, Booka struggles to process “all this pain I didn’t ask for,” while Durk mourns his close friend King Von even as he can’t escape the paranoid thought that he might be next. In the video, Booka heads to church to confess his sins, all while he and Durk take refuge in the back room with straps and bulletproof vests.

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Lil Baby Announces 2021 The Back Outside Tour With Lil Durk

Lil Baby will embark on a nationwide tour with Lil Durk performing hits off their recent collaborative album, The Voice of the Heroes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Produced by Live Nation, the fall tour will kick off on September 1st in Mansfield, MA at the Xfinity Center making stops in New Orleans, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn, before wrapping up in West Palm Beach, FL on October 15th at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre.  

TICKETS: Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, June 25th at 10am local time on LiveNation.com.

PRESALE: Citi is the official presale credit card of The Back Outside Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 22nd at 10am local time until Thursday at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.  

THE BACK OUTSIDE TOUR DATES: THE BACK OUTSIDE TOUR DATES: 
Wed Sep 01 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Fri Sep 03 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Fri Sep 10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sat Sep 11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Tue Sep 14 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Wed Sep 15 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Thu Sep 16 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Fri Sep 17 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Mon Sep 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Wed Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Thu Sep 23 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Fri Sep 24 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Sat Sep 25 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Mon Sep 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Tue Sep 28 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Thu Sep 30 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 04 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena
Wed Oct 06 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Thu Oct 07 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Sat Oct 09 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
Sun Oct 10 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Thu Oct 14 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri Oct 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Lil Baby & Lil Durk Drop Long Awaited Joint Project “The Voice Of The Heroes”

Lil Baby and Lil Durk have unleashed their long-awaited project The Voice Of The Heroes via Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global Music / Motown Records / Alamo Records. The Voice Of The Heroes is one of the year’s most highly anticipated albums, with the Atlanta and Chicago rap giants teaming up for a supercharged project that features the likes of Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Young Thug, and Rod Wave. The album release is accompanied by a cinematic new Daps directed video for “How It Feels” that follows Baby and Durk on a jewelry heist, symbolizing their newfound ‘Robin Hood’ roles of taking from the rich and returning to the less fortunate.

NBA superstar James Harden is credited as an executive producer of The Voice Of The Heroes, as he was played a role in the inception of the project and Lil Baby spent considerable time in Harden’s studio to record. Harden and Baby’s friendship was largely made known by the now-infamous video of Harden’s generous “honey bun” gift at Lil Baby’s birthday celebration in December. Harden also previewed snippets of the album on Instagram earlier this week, giving fans another taste of what the album had in store. 

Lil Baby & Lil Durk Drop “Voice Of The Heroes”

Lil Baby and Lil Durk have shared the highly anticipated lead single “Voice Of The Heroes” from their upcoming joint project The Voice Of The Heroes due for release this Friday 6/4 via Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global Music / Motown Records / Alamo Records. Listen HERE. On the homonymous track Baby and Durk triumphantly swap stories of their journey towards cementing their role as the indisputable, authentic voice of the people and the responsibilities of becoming heroes to those they came up with. The release is accompanied by a new Daps directed video that follows Lil Baby and Lil Durk in the streets of Baby’s hometown of Oakland City in Atlanta, intermixed with vignettes of the differing faces and generations from the neighborhood.

DJ Pharris Shares Debut Album Coronation feat Lil Durk, Jeremih, Wiz, Chief Keef, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Zay Osama, Vic Mensa, and more

Legendary Chicago DJ and Kanye West affiliated producer DJ Pharris, has just shared his feature-packed debut album, Coronation. The 13-track project was executive produced by DJ Pharris and Big Reeno and features the likes of Lil DurkJeremihChance the RapperWiz KhalifaChief KeefMoneybagg Yo, Lil Zay OsamaCalboyVic MensaHeavy SteppersValee, and others. Coronation is out now via his newly minted label, This Chicago Music Group which aims to promote Chicago music and act as a platform for up-and-coming talent.

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