The culmination of a five-year rise from underground sensation to mainstream star, Lil Durk pulled out all the stops for Signed To The Streets 3, his new album. Adding a new guest verse to a highlight from the album, Lil Durk shares “Don’t Talk To Me” (Remix). The second track on the project, produced by Chopsquad DJ and Wheezy and featuring ad-libs and a standout verse from Gunna, “Don’t Talk To Me” is a vicious missive against Durk’s haters: “I can’t get enough of it, all of this jealousy/I had a petty bitch, you can do better things,” sings Durk in the chorus. For the remix, Lil Durk recruits Juice WRLD, a fellow Chicago rapper whose debut project Goodbye and Good Riddance is one of the biggest rap albums of the year. With a refined melodic approach heavily influenced by Durk, Juice WRLD is a natural fit over the beat, providing an excellent counter-melody to Durk’s chorus. Featuring additional guest spots from Future Kevin Gates, Ty Dolla $ign, Kodak Black, Lil Skies, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Signed to the Streets 3 released last Friday via Alamo/Interscope, and peaked at #3 on Apple Music’s all-genre album streaming charts over the weekend.
A continuation of a series that began with Durk’s 2013 breakout mixtape Signed to the Streets, released when he was 21-years-old, Signed To The Streets 3 is a coronation for Lil Durk, affirming his position as a major rap star and confirming his influence on a new generation of melodic street rappers. Drawing guests from across hip-hop’s generational and geographical spectrum, Durk welcomes them all into his world in STTS 3, providing stark perspectives of street life with a strong emotional center, enhanced by Durk’s superlative sense of melody. The new album gives a home to popular previously-released singles like the Complex-premiered “Play With Us,” featuring Kevin Gates, the Future-featuring “Spin The Block,” which has over 16.5 million views on YouTube, “Downfall,” with guest spots from Young Dolph and Lil Baby, the slow-burning hit “Home Body,” featuring Gunna and TK Kravitz, which has over 7.4 million plays on Spotify and is currently burning up rap radio, “Rockstar,” the album’s closing track which features an appearance from Lil Skies, and the recently released Neighborhood Hero,” which will soundtrack a series of videos in which Durk and other artists, including Meek Mill, Trae Tha Truth, and Nipsey Hussle, highlight their efforts towards improving their communities. Catch “Neighborhood Hero” on Spotify’s Off The Strength playlist, featuring Lil Durk on the playlist’s cover.
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