With ten singles and two albums to his name already this year the release of 'Backdoor' marks what could rightly be described as a prolific year for Lil Durk. The Chicago rapper has not really ever been seen as a slacker but to be honest, his output is verging on a version of stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap. Lil Durk's philosophy on his musical output is definitely not from the less is more school of thinking. Durk seems more of a Toby Carvery guy than nouvelle cuisine.
Lil Durk's latest single comes just over a month since his tie up with Blac Youngsta on 'Trench Bitch' and his previous hook up with 6LACK and Young Thug on 'Stay Down'. 'Backdoor' is familiar territory for Lil Durk but a little more laid back, not quite as confrontational and more reflective. The beats are more subdued letting the looping piano score take more of a leading role. Durk's vocal is softly layered as the subtle Drum & Bass beat scores the track throughout.
Lil Durk's video has less subtlety about it with lavish displays of bling, stacks of money and a few pimped up Escalades. It's full of the usual Hip-Hop cliches which is a shame because there is an underlying message in the song that could get lost in the video. Teaching right from wrong and pulling people up, taking them off the street, avoiding indictment and respecting ones neighbourhood is essentially what Durk is rapping about. You can hear it in the song, the message just gets a little blurry in the video.
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