Album Review: Lil Durk 'Remember My Name' Hip-Hop Bangers Galore

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Jumping into Lil Durk's debut album "Remember My Name" entails familiarizing yourself with the environment he grew up in and where his aggressive lyrics come from, only then can you fully appreciate the contents of the album.

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Durk is from one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. that's even coined the name Chi-Raq.

He's seen gun violence and been in situations where the violence claimed the life of people around him.

When asked why there was such a big delay on the "Remember My Name" album during the Power 105.1 Breakfast Club morning show, Durk said that it was all on him and it was due to his arrests which in turn slowed down the recording process.

Now, Durk is heading down a more righteous path to help educate and promote an end to gun violence according to a recent MTV article addressing Durk's involvement with the Wear Orange Campaign.

He's considered one of the "Drill" rappers from Chicago and despite his push to a safer life, there are still raps referencing violence on "Remember My Name." The blunt of it comes in the opening track titled, "500 Homicides" where Durk completely goes in on beef of social media and in the streets, as well as the dangers of coming up in Englewood, Chicago.

Songs like "Amber Alert," "Like Me" featuring Jeremih, "Lord Don't Make Me Do It," and "Don't Judge Me" are all radio ready tracks mixing his Chi-Town style with heavy beats that are mostly associated with Southern-style Hip-Hop.

The same can be said for almost every other track on "Remember My Name."

The stand-out track on the album has to be the collaboration with Visionary Music Group's Logic titled, "Tryna' Tryna.'" While Logic fans might be use to his story telling rap, Logic completely turns up on the trap-inspired track.

Durk also brings a ton of intensity to the track as he does on most of his songs. He is dedicated to his verses and you can feel it from his enthusiasm that shines through his songs.

The second half of the album is a perfect balance as is the case with the first. From softer songs like "Ghetto (Grew Up)," featuring Hypno Carlito that address his life growing up in hard times with nothing to eat and nowhere to sleep, to the closing track "Remember My Name," featuring King Popo where he silences all of his haters and talks about rising about his faults, the album is a successful and promising debut from one of Chi-Town's many rising stars.

"Ghetto (Grew Up)" is an especially real stand-out track that deserves more than a single listen because of how eye-opening it is.

It serves as an eye-opener for Durk's community and others suffering from gun violence. Fans of Durk can stream the "Remember My Name" album below.

Listen to the Lil Durk "Remember My Name" album below.