Lil Durk has released Almost Healed, his eighth studio album, which features 21 tracks as well as contributions from artists such as 21 Savage, Rob49, Juice WRLD, Kodak Black, Alicia Keys, and more. “All My Life,” the album’s lead single, produced by Dr. Luke and features J. Cole’s vocals. The track has since peaked at No. 2 and No. 1 respectively on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart despite the track’s collaboration with Cole.
In a post he made on his social media account late on Wednesday (May 24), Lil Durk provided fans with the meaning behind the title of his new album.
“As The Voice, I am speaking on behalf of all of us and what we go through that maybe not everyone realizes about us,” read the message on the website. “MOST YOUNG MEN LIKE ME HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME SORT OF TRAUMA AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES. This album represents the experiences we have while dealing with difficult circumstances and the processes we undergo through while healing.”
Lil Durk grandmother’s address was 7220, which inspired the plot of Almost Healed. As a result of the 17-song project, which included collaborations with Summer Walker and Future, the Chicago talent went to No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart for the first time ever. The Reloaded edition of 7220 appears months after the original release with 13 songs and features from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, EST Gee, Moneybagg Yo, and Ella Mai.
It is not just Durk’s music career that is expanding, but he is also expanding his business ventures by launching the NXTG3NZ sneaker collection. “I have always been passionate about fashion, and nowadays it is all about technology as well, so I couldn’t think of a better way to combine them both,” he explained before revealing that the unique concept took two years to come into being. He also provided advice on how to become a successful entrepreneur for any person who is interested in doing the same. “Your belief in yourself and your ability to learn should always be your top priority and you must follow your passions every single day,” noted OTF’s head honcho. “You should do what you love in order to live a fulfilling life. I believe that if you don’t love it, it won’t work.”