Words by Roman White
Lil Durk is getting back on his solo grind in 2018 announcing on Instagram that he plans on dropping part 3 of his “Signed to the Streets” series this year. For Lil Durk fans, the Signed to the Streets mixtapes, with the exception of Signed to The Streets 2.5, were what launched Lil Durk’s brand of drill music into mainstream popularity and made him a drill rapper who was here to stay.
The Chicago rapper also teased some new music on his Instagram story last night – which leaves one to speculate if this will be the first single from Signed to the Streets 3.
Durk is coming off a joint project with ‘”irst Day Out” rapper and fellow Midwest artist Tee Grizzley. The 12-track joint mixtape titled Bloodas, dropped in December after the two rappers promoted their work together for months before finally releasing the project.
The first mixtape of the Signed to the Streets series, released in 2013 and was hosted by DJ Drama. Lil Durk classic tracks like ‘Dis ain’t what you want’ and ‘Traumatized’ were featured on the project. Young Chop, Zaytoven and Paris Bueller were the big names responsible for production on the well received project.
In 2015, Durk released Signed to The Streets 2, which was again hosted by DJ Drama, but he brought with him a legendary Co-host in Don Cannon. The ‘Feds Listenin’ rapper’s part two paved the way for his deal with French Montana’s Coke Boys through Def Jam Records and his debut studio album ‘Remember my Name’ which featured the RIAA certified Gold record ‘Like Me’ featuring Jeremih.
With the Signed on the Streets series being so important to Lil Durk’s brand, it is exciting to see that he is continuing the series. There is no set date yet, all we know is that it’ll be out this year.