Lil Durk Pays Homage to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony With New Song “Cross Roads”
In January, Lil Durk flipped one of the most powerful songs of 2017, turning Logic's Grammy-nominated "1-800-273-8255" into the emotional "1 (773) Vulture." On Tuesday (Feb. 26), the Chicago rapper followed up to give his own rendition of a Bone Thugs-N-Harmony classic with a harrowing remix titled "Cross Roads."
The ambitious single will be featured on his upcoming album, DurkioKRAZY. Durk salutes those he's lost closest to him and acknowledges the late Fredo Santana on the song's opening verse, "That shit with Fredo got me tweakin'/They not cryin', they just tweetin'/Ain't no time to do no grievin'/Percocet come out my pores/You don't feel that when they die 'til it happen to yours."
The Chi-Town native ponders why society always attempts to label and exploit his community and even gives a shoutout to Tupac's greatness on the track's outro, "I see people judgin' us, talkin' 'bout/They always talkin' 'bout guns, postin' guns/They doin' it for the money/See I came from shit, know what I'm sayin', so I do what I want/That's why 2Pac was so great, you feel me?/He spoke his mind/Nigga ain't gotta be no gangster."
"Bone Thugs is one of my favorite rap groups of all time," Durk said."I listened to them all the time when I was a kid. They’re a major influence on my music and one of the reasons I started rapping in the first place. ‘Cross Roads’ is a homage to them, as well as to the important people I’ve lost recently."
Just last week (Feb. 20), the Def Jam artist shared the DY-produced "Durkio Krazy," setting the stage for his forthcoming project.
Give the heartfelt "Cross Roads" a listen below.
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