The past few weeks have been busy for Lil Durk, who delayed his Almost Healed album last month in favour of sharing a collaborative single with J. Cole, “All My Life” first. That track alone went on to out-stream NBA YoungBoy’s Richest Opp mixtape as a whole. The album also led the Chicago native to break his own record on the charts on Monday (June 5). He’s definitely been celebrating his latest achievements. Still, this time of year certainly isn’t easy for Durkio to keep a smile on his face.
Two years ago today (June 6), the father of six’s older brother, OTF DThang, was shot and killed in their home state. Durk’s sibling was just 32 years old at the time. Upon his passing, a report from TMZ came out revealing that DThang was hit by gunfire in the head outside of a nightclub. He ultimately died on the spot. He himself had dreams of becoming an artist like his brother but didn’t manage to fully see them realized before his tragic murder.
Lil Durk is Missing His Big Brother
In the early hours of the morning, the “Laugh Now Cry Later” collaborator took to Instagram to pay tribute to his fallen family member. “Thang way, I miss you bloody,” Durk wrote in the caption alongside a happy-looking photo of the aspiring artist. “I got you smiling from up there, I got you ❤️🩹🏆,” he promised.
Elsewhere in the news, Lil Durk’s long-awaited Almost Healed album continues to make headlines. Not only did he impress us with his first-week sales, but it was also said that J. Cole made nearly $1M for his feature on their aforementioned joint effort. However, the Dreamville head’s manager has since shut down these claims, which you can read all about at the link below. Make sure to check back later for more hip-hop news updates.