Lil Durk- THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! Gun Play
Sunday, August 30 2015
Upstate Concert Hall
1208 New York 146
Clifton Park, New York 12065
Names of streets run across Lil Durk’s face on the deluxe edition cover of his debut album, Remember My Name. Those streets — South Normal Boulevard and West 75th Street and King Drive and more — are located in Englewood, the Chicago neighborhood about 10 miles south of downtown where the 22-year-old artist born Durk D. Banks grew up. Like many drill rappers, he’s been making music since he was a teenager. His first mixtape, I’m a Hitta, came out in 2011 when he was 18. Two years later, he released the acclaimed tape Signed to the Streets under French Montana’s Coke Boys imprint. Now, he’s signed to Def Jam, who just released his first official record.
I meet Durk and his manager, Ola, in a sunny coffeeshop smack in the middle of Chicago’s Loop. Durk’s dressed head to toe in sparkling white; he’ll do a photo shoot later in the day for the RedEye, one of the city’s daily papers. Last week, he shot the video for the single “What Your Life Like” with director Eif Rivera. He’s been doing press for a while, and when I talk to him, he’s in business mode.
“I’m excited to see the response to the album,” Durk says. Remember My Name will come out in six days after we meet. Fans have been “going crazy” about the singles he’s let out so far, and he’s eager to let them hear the rest. “I’ve got more creative songs on there, and they’re going to keep going crazy. I’m excited about the whole album.”