Lil Durk Is Set To Take The Summer Jam Stage!
“The Voice” is set to take the Summer Jam Main Stage for the first time after years atop the game. Lil Durk has been show-stopping and chart-topping for years since he popped onto the national hip-hop scene during his 2014 XXL Freshman Freestyle.
Before 2014, Durkio had risen to prominence off of the popularity of his 2013 mixtapes: Signed 2 The Streets and I’m Still A Hitta. Riding the popularity of those mixtapes, Durk’s collective Only The Family signed a joint venture with Def Jam prompting the release of his first album Remember My Name in 2015.
Durk has been one of the most consistent and influential voices out of Chicago in recent years. Both his overall sound and style have helped to accelerate the spread of drill music across the country, as well as internationally. Durk’s influence has extended far beyond his sonic influence, but has also gone on to introduce the realities of life in the projects of Chicago. Through his lyricism, lifestyle, and relationships with other artists – Durk has helped introduce a slice of life that would have otherwise gone ignored without him.
Lil Durk’s come up has been turbulent as he manages his life before fame along with his new found A-List celebrity status. There has been no lack of controversy surrounding The Voice as he reckons with his O-block roots. In 2020 Durk and OTF lost a close friend and one of the most promising artists on their label King Von. Von’s death has been a source of tension in Durk’s career as well as a topic in much of his music.
In 2020, Drake and Durk to collaborated on the chart-topping single “Laugh Now, Cry Later.” Since the success of Laugh Now, Cry Later, Lil Durk has refused to slow down. In 2021, Durk continued his hot streak – being featured on both Kanye’s Donda, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, and also released a highly anticipated collab album with Lil Baby. Nearly seven years after the release of his first album, Durk has amassed millions of streams, millions of fans, a couple Grammy nominations, and two #1 albums.
Now Durk is set to leave his stamp on New York City by making his Summer Jam debut on the main stage of the biggest show in hip-hop.
Get excited to see Lil Durk perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam! It all goes down on Sunday, June 12th, at MetLife Stadium.