Lil Durk has finally released his long-delayed mixtape, Signed to the Streets 2.
The 18-track offering features collaborations with French Montana, Migos, Johnny May Cash and Cash Out, and production from the likes of Young Chop and Cardo. The Chi-town representer explained during a recent interview with XXL why the project was continually pushed back, telling the site, “We got 150 songs in the coup. When we pick the ones for the mixtape, we just redid verses and fixed the beat up. S— like that to make it better. Spice it up.”
The DJ Drama and Don Cannon mixtape also noticeably excluded guest verses from long-time collaborators like Chief Keef and Lil Reese. Durk explained that he deliberately made the move away from his hometown comrades. “I’m just trying to show people that I ain’t gotta ride off no movement. I can ride off myself,” he said.
All of Lil Durk’s attention is now focused on his upcoming debut album, Remember My Name. The LP will be anchored by a single that features French Montana and singer Chris Brown.
“We already halfway through the album. We took a trip to Atlanta and met with all the producers: Metro [Boomin’], [Young] Chop, London [On Da Track]. We just settled in. We went off the name [of the album] and started playing beats. We got straight to it. We got a lot of stuff for the album that sounds way different than the mixtape [and] that delves deeper into life,” he offered.
To ensure that everyone focuses on his music, Durk squashed his beefs with west coast rappers Game and Tyga. “I gotta stay in that light where people will see me and hear me and not be scared of me, you know?” said the youngster.