On Tuesday (May 30), Durkio took to his Instagram Story to share the fan’s new ink, which features the cover on his forearm along with some writing.
Approving of the ink, Durk captioned the photo with “he made history,” seemingly in reference to the fact they were the first person to tattoo the album on them.
Check out the new ink below:
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) May 30, 2023
Almost Healed dropped on Friday (May 26), and is projected to move between 125,000 and 150,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
With those figures, the project is expected to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and secure the week’s biggest debut.
Almost Healed has already made its presence felt on streaming services, occupying seven of the Top 10 spots on Apple Music’s U.S. chart and helping Durk earn his biggest streaming day on Spotify with over 41.5 million streams — more than double his previous best.
Additionally, Durkio’s “All My Life” collaboration with J. Cole recently debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking his joint highest-charting single next to 2020’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” with Drake, which also peaked at No. 2.
For comparison, Lil Durk’s last album, 7220, earned 120,500 album-equivalent units in its first week in 2022 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. 2021’s The Voice of the Heroes — Durk’s joint album with Lil Baby — garnered 150,000 first-week units and also topped the Billboard 200.
In celebration of the new effort, Durk appeared to be taking up a new hobby alongside his “family” Morgan Wallen.
In a post shared to the rapper’s Instagram on Sunday (May 28), Durk and the country superstar appeared decked out in camouflage as they showed off a fresh new catch they snagged while fishing in Wallen’s hometown of Tennessee.
“Family is family can’t nothing change that p.s I’m done wit fish,” Smurk wrote in his caption.
Wallen also posted a photo of their fishing session while joking: “Durk done pulled up and taught me how to fish,” with Durk adding in the comments: “Family energy.”