Lil’ Durk endured a tricky 12 months in 2020, like many different individuals around the globe. One such instance is the lack of his good friend, King Von, who was killed in 2020 exterior of a hookah lounge in Atlanta, Georgia. King Von was murdered exterior of the venue together with just a few of his buddies.
Durk was only one rapper who shouted out to Von following his loss of life, nevertheless, the artist, not like the others, took a brief social media break in all probability as a consequence of among the hate and criticism. Tekashi 6ix9ine, for instance, took it upon himself to shade the rapper and referenced considered one of his lifeless cousins.
Regardless, it has turn into a pattern in hip-hop for artists to say the deceased. In actual fact, some would possibly even argue that lifeless artists have been used for clout in plenty of methods, for instance, rappers comparable to Pop Smoke turned an in a single day sensation when his loss of life was revealed final 12 months.
Juice WRLD was already on high of the charts whereas he was alive however he instantly turned much more of a legend when he died on the finish of 2019 from a drug overdose within the Chicago O’Hara Worldwide Airport.
A results of all that is that some artists within the sport assume mentioning the lifeless for publicity isn’t an ethical tactic, and Lil’ Durk could be considered one of them (though he by no means really defined his reasoning). Lil’ Durk mentioned in a brand new publish that he wasn’t going to say the names of any artists anymore, at the least in his songs.
You’ll be able to take a look at this tweet from Lil’ Durk under:
I’m finished identify dropping the lifeless after my deluxe ….in songs solely tho 😘
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) January 7, 2021
On the subject of clout-chasing, even Eminem was accused of this when he launched his tune that includes Juice WRLD, “Godzilla,” as a part of his final report, Music To Be Murdered By. Nevertheless, the tune was possible already going to turn into the album’s lead single no matter whether or not Juice died or not.
The tune was one of many largest ones from Eminem’s final report, which was praised by some followers and derided by others. The Deluxe model of the identical album obtained blended evaluations. As for Lil’ Durk, 2020 was his most profitable 12 months to date, case-in-point, his collaboration with Drake.