It's been a big year for collaborative hip-hop projects. Jadakiss and Fabolous joined forces for Friday on Elm Street, Future and Young Thug got Super Slimey in October and now Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk connect for Bloodas, a mixtape that finds the two Midwestern spitters creating mayhem over the course of 12 heavy-hitting tracks.

Being that Durk and Tee Grizzley respectively hail from Chicago and Detroit—two cities that have a longstanding rivalry that extends everywhere from professional sports to the streets—their pairing may be unexpected. Still, it's a welcome collaboration. Bloodas arrives in during a breakout rookie year for Tee Grizzley, whose "First Day Out" single caught the attention of everyone from JAY-Z to LeBron James. He seized the moment with the aptly titled debut LP, My Moment. On the other hand, Lil Durk has gradually stepped into his role as one of Chi-Town's young veterans, dropping his Supa Vultures collaborative tape with Lil Reese and the latest installment of his Signed to the Streets mixtape series.

Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk come out strong on Bloodas, literally sticking to their guns and feeding their cores listeners. XXL picked 20 of the mixtape's best lyrics.

  • "Bloodas"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "My bloodas will take his dreads off with a headshot/Dead off association cause he ain't did none/Free Boona, cause he got jammed up and ain't sayin' nothin'/Even though I was on parole gotta keep it on me/These niggas think they so hard, pull they hoe card/Twin Glocks blow his toes off, knock his clothes off/Hundred racks in my Goyard, resting so long/Bitches, can't come in here unless they cut their phones off" —Lil Durk and Tee Grizzley

  • "Bloodas"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Please don't, try to play hard/Get your face spurred/Zoe got 20 glocks, bitch it's a graveyard/Niggas playin' on that Instagram better log off/Use your head, AR pistol hit it, it's gon' fall off/Gun charge wish I got it dropped

    Let them Ks off/So hard, had some dime bags look like eightballs/Put a bag, all on his head, he get paid off/Lay low, if he cut his dreads, knock his fade off"—Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

  • "WhatYo City Like"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "My city had changed the culture, I be with vultures/I can be with you for days, and I'll be the nigga that poke you/What your city like?/My city the home of Meech, home of the riots/My city violent, niggas'll tell you they love you/But really they don't even like you"—Lil Durk and Tee Grizzley

  • "WhatYo City Like"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "My city where the pirhanas at, jump in that water and drown in that/I hit Kentucky with 300 grams for five days and bring 90 back/I started off with a 90 pack/Such and such, he can vouch for that/Can't say his name all over these tracks/'Cause that nigga know where the body at"—Tee Grizzley

  • "Category Hoes"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "You talkin' threesome for them flights, I'ma pay for them/Don't fuck on the first night you goin' to H&M/You lost so many times feel like you hate to win/Our first time fuckin' that lil hoe, I'ma break her in/Hundred-thousand worth of jewels, that's how I made an M/30,000 for a show that's why I gave a 10"—Lil Durk

  • "3rd Person"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Why Durk be hangin' wit Reese/Heard Durk can't go on his block/He be in all typa drama/I heard he got Vernie shot/How Durk BD for real/He ain't shit like his pops/He daddy a gangster for real/He got a baby with thots" —Lil Durk

  • "Flyers Up"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "I hang wit niggas that hang wit the niggas/That hang wit the killas that kill all the killers/I be wit niggas who hang with the niggas/Who hang wit the rappers who take all the skrilla/Go to Chicago and go to Red Diamond/They bookin' Tee Grizzley they know that I'm wit him/Why you keep barkin, they ain't check the artist/We all in the section got 50's on 50's"—Lil Durk

  • "Flyers Up"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "My opps don't die everyday, they pussy/That's cuz I ain't beefin' wit rookies/Yo enemies saw you and didn't do nothing/That's cuz you be beefin' with pussies/I got some Crips that's killas/Them niggas will murk you and go pray to Tookie/I got four bloods with 50s/Don't tweak unless you can duck 200 bullets"—Tee Grizzley

  • "Flyers Up"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Let's go to Magic/Don't forget the ratchets/I know we in Atlanta/But shit still will get tragic/You know we some street niggas/Make a living off rapping/When we throw them flyers up/You know niggas be watching and talkin' about siding/I know some killers that want me dead/Know some niggas wit real money, wit that shit on my head"—Tee Grizzley

  • "Factors"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Listen, where I'm from it's a whole warzone goin' on/Where you from that's prolly unheard of/I can't squash it, they can't neither/For years we been killing each other's brothers/For years my own hood hated each other/Started off fighting, ended up clutching/Ended up seeing them niggas in traffic/This time them niggas older so niggas bustin, fuck it" —Tee Grizzley

  • "Rappers"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "My hood is not no tourist attraction, it's not what I'm interested in/My block is not a Twitter tutorial, so we not mention this shit/Me and Durk droppin' a tape, we need a million for this/Ay how that your favorite rapper?/He say the simplest shit/You bought her a Goyard bag for 10, you in your feelings and shit/Right hand to God, if she ask me for a coach purse I'ma spit on a bitch"—Tee Grizzley

  • "Rappers"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Your favorite Instagram model/I had my dick on her lips/And I got choppers and power/Niggas be wishin' for this/And we gon' really be slidin'/I am not taking a risk/And we gon' really link up/Niggas be makin' a diss"—Lil Durk

  • "Rappers"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Would call them by their rapper name but I like clown better/Feds couldn't make me break boy I don't allow pressure/Nailed yo' bitch to the wall I had to crucify her/If this rap shit didn't exist niggas woulda been uber drivers/Niggas be lame most of 'em/High school woulda cracked jokes on 'em/Nigga get mad I'll punch on you/Soon as you fall I'ma stomp on you"—Tee Grizzley

  • "Ratchet Ass"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Niggas too comfortable, niggas finesse if they fuck with you/I take the Xannys to substitute/Only the perkys I threw up, yeah/Niggas too gullible/Chain one color, not colorful/My niggas don't fuck with you/When you hot, she gon suck on you" —Lil Durk

  • "Ratchet Ass"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Lean steady fucking up a nigga kidney/Bitches tryna fuck and suck up on a nigga/Diamond, whole karat, clearport, jet it/Don't copy this convo, parrot it/In the trenches, terrace/Getting money a fetish, drugs coming in, my nigga/Break it down and sell it, put the bag in the rental/I am the plug and the middleman, that fake talk out the window" —Lil Durk

  • "Oohwee"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Fucked this bitch and gave her back/I just brought my killer a strap/I put Chicago on the map, I'm a man I'm a threat/Gang member and I rap say he gang but that's cap/Johnny dang that shit crap/Fuck this bitch on Insta snap/Millionaire I got clout/Fucked that bitch cause I got clout/Put a xanny in her mouth/Put a perky in her mouth" —Lil Durk

  • "Oohwee"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "Even though I got a mansion bitch I sleep in New York/And the way I drip designer like I sleep in the store/And she bad and boujee/If he rat I call him ratatouille/Look at the back of the jewelry/Got my AP from Shine he got me shinin'/I got my choker from Izzy look at these diamonds/Balenciaga running shoes I be styling/And I'd rather dress myself fuck a stylist" —Lil Durk

  • "Oohwee"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "I came up from nothing nigga you can't tell me shit/Soon as I hit call her nigga phone come get this bitch/You can meet her at the corner bro don't pull up to my crib/That FN, if I let it hit, that car gonna flip/I done made it through that mud and that rain/Reach for my neck there's gon' be blood on this chain/That real nigga shit ain't on me it run through my veins/You not gang better run from that bang I got aim nigga" —Tee Grizzley

  • "Ungrateful"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "These niggas ungrateful/Do something for a nigga, niggas won't even say 'thank you'/Speaking down on me now that shit disgraceful/When nobody there I was shackled down to my ankles/Now they callin' me with they problems like I made 'em/If I wouldn't here, who would you call?/If I wasn't rich, who could I call?/My days consist of me and my circle/Even got family members who ain't worthy" —Tee Grizzley

  • "Ungrateful"

    Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk

    "I brought niggas 'round my kids let them eat at the roundtable/Watch playoff games up at my crib cause you ain't have no cable/Jail visits, sending pictures I was bad at/You say I'm trippin' but your family who you was mad at/I know some niggas who would take you out for some Xanax/Plan B, cause Plan A we ain't never plan that" —Lil Durk