Lil Durk's newest album 7220 has officially dropped - and fans everywhere are going crazy over the Chicago native's latest beats. 7220 was initially supposed to drop in February, but the rapper pushed back the date by a few weeks, and it officially dropped on March 11. In just a few days, the album has already reached new records. So let's break it down, shall we?
Lil Durk's seventh studio album is named after the rappers' grandmother's address in his hometown of Chicago. It was released under the rapper's record label, Only The Family and Alamo Records. Chicago pride baby. The highly anticipated album features a variety of artists, from Atlanta rappers Gunna and Future to country singer Morgan Wallen and soulful R&B singer Summer Walker. 7220 has 17 tracks on the album, including AHHH HA and Broadway Girls, both of which were previously released as singles and dominated the Billboard charts. Now all 17 tracks simultaneously are charting in the top 40 on U.S. Apple Music. This album shares Durk's journey from growing up underprivileged in his grandmother's house in Chi, as seen on the first track on this album, Started From, to his ongoing struggle living with the death of his close friend King Von and older brother Dontay, "DThang" Banks Jr.
All 17 songs give a glimpse into the rapper's personal life, and in giving his raw personal account, the record is sure to be a major success. As of now, Durkio's 7220 is "projected to move 120,000 to 130,000 album-equivalent units within its first week," according to Complex. And in doing so, Durk could score his first #1 solo album of his whole career. That could explain why his label just gave him $40 million. Yup - 40 mil. Following the release of his album, the rapper tweeted, "My label gave me 40million let's talk bout it" - we'll just leave that there.
The artist took to his Instagram to announce his 7220 tour dates, kicking off next month in Phoenix and ending in his hometown in Chicago. So if you haven't already listened to Durkio's newest hits - stop what you're doing, throw on some noise-canceling headphones and get ready to listen to Golden Child on repeat.