Lil Durk emerged from the shadows to take the spotlight. But it wasn’t an easy feat. Durk was once the guy in the background looking for a handout, co-sign or anything to get his clout up. Durk revealed during an interview with The Fader it was even hard to get on a song with Chief Keef’s GBE at one point.
“At the time, out of the whole Chicago scene, I was the underdog. Being around [GBE], I was like, I need your co-sign. But half of the time it didn’t really go like that. Half the time it was a real hassle and a real struggle to get on songs with them. Everyone was just in their glows.
The music changed everyone. At first it was all family, all happy happy. And then the music came along and we started getting big headed. At that time, I was hoping it wouldn’t have happened like that. But that’s how it happened.
So I branched myself off and I just took time to myself, instead of getting in all the other people’s faces or trying to get them help me. I sat down with my team and came up with a plan to separate from the Chicago movement, to make my own movement. You ain’t really want to get involved politics-wise back in Chicago, so I was trying to take a different route.
I’m still on the rise, but it feels good to hear people say, like, “Durk and the other guys”—to show people that I could be the the one with buzz. They were saying Keef was hot—and it’s all love between us now—but I couldn’t be nobody’s shadow.”
Lil Durk and Chief Keef were on odd terms after their beef ignited on social media in Summer 2013. The two have since resolved their differences, but it was recently revealed during an interview with VladTV Durk was almost denied into a Grammy party last year after many thought his issues with Sosa would turn physical.
“People looking at like ‘Oh if they bump heads this was gon happen,’” Durk said. “It ain’t never violent anyway. All the arguings we had on Twitter, it go when you mad. Ain’t nobody really fin do nothing to each other.”
Durk said all it took was a FaceTime call for him and Sosa to be on good terms.
“I FaceTimed him. He FaceTimed me,” he said. “We talked it out. He had a grudge. I had a grude. We killed it and put it in the middle of the floor.”
Durk and Sosa would later collaborate on the Young Chop-produced single “Decline.”
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