It’s been a big couple of weeks for Lil Durk. In May, he pre-empted the release of his upcoming album by dropping “All My Life ft. J. Cole”. That single did numbers, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has been streamed, at the time of writing, over 62 million times. Furthermore, “All My Life” is out-streaming NBA YoungBoy’s Richest Opp by a ratio of 2.21:1. Furthermore, early projections for his new album, Almost Healed, suggest that he could challenge for the #1 spot in the Billboard 200.
Despite the success of Almost Healed, Lil Durk is already teasing a potential new project. The tease came via Durk’s Instagram story and if true, would be a sequel to a wildly successful collaborative album from last year. Furthermore, it would include another “lil” artist who has seen plenty of success in his own right.
Lil Durk Teases New Lil Baby Collab
Reuploaded by DJ Akademics, Lil Durk teased his new potential project on his Instagram story. “VOH2? @lilbaby just a thought,” Lil Durk wrote, followed by a trophy emoji. The Voice of the Heroes came out in June 2021 and spent a week at #1. Certified platinum, the album featured collaborations with Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Young Thug, and Rod Wave. Outside of reaching #1 in the US, it had top-10 peaks in Canada, Dutch, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Per HotNewHipHop‘s Aron A. – “The Voice Of The Heroes is, undoubtedly, a product of supply-and-demand, but fortunately, it didn’t succumb to its would-be fate as an easy money-grab consisting of a bloated tracklist full of throwaways and mailed-in verses.”
However, it’s unclear if Durk was teasing an already-planned collab, or pitching a sequel to Baby. Lil Baby’s last album was October 2022’s It’s Only Me, which peaked at #1 and is certified platinum. However, Baby has not released anything suggesting that fans can expect a new project this year. However, fans took the opportunity to troll Durk, claiming he was “running for help” after Almost Healed “flopped”. Are we calling 124,000 in first week sales a flop? Doesn’t feel like flop numbers, especially after Richest Opp didn’t even sell half that in its first week. However, it remains to be seen whether Durk is simply fishing, or if there is meat to this story.