Lil Durk has sat down with Chicago’s new mayor Brandon Johnson to discuss different ways they can help save kids’ lives around his hometown.
Durk, who refers to himself as The Voice, is always looking for new ways to use it and give back to the community that raised him.
When teaser footage of Smurk’s meet-up with Mayor Johnson surfaced earlier this week, he was quick to explain this has nothing to do with promotion for his upcoming Almost Healed album and everything to do with saving kids’ lives in his city.
“It ain’t album promo it’s saving kids’ [lives],” he wrote in response to hecklers in DJ Akademiks’ comment section.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) May 9, 2023
Durk changed the lives of a pair of students at Howard University with the launch of his Durk Banks Scholarship Fund in April.
In collaboration with Amazon Music, Durkio provided two students with $50,000 scholarships to attend the prestigious HBCU.
The two students were selected from 20 participating in Lil Durk’s Neighborhood Heroes HBCU College & Career Readiness Cohort Program. He’s not stopping there, though. The Chicago native will also donate $250,000 to Howard’s GRACE Grant – a program created to help students needing tuition assistance.
Sharing the news on his Instagram, Durk wrote: “I’m the voice this the part they don’t show, I appreciate all the kids who are struggling to finish school and needed this blessing.”
“@Sza the goat y’all better not sleep or get blind every female every car every sale she really her,” he wrote on his Instagram Story. “I need you on my album ASAP a hit not a regular song. Go tag SZA blow her shit down tell her Smurk need her.”
The 30-year-old OTF honcho kept busy in 2022 with the release of his 7220 album, which served as his first project to reach the Billboard 200 summit after selling 120,500 total album-equivalent units in the first week last March.