Lil Durk Addresses Chicago’s Growing Murder Rate With “500 Homocides”


Recent news reports about Chicago haven’t been glowing. The Second City has been beset by national pundits and outsiders looking in to the murder rate and gang violence — all of whom have zero answers to solve the problem.

Lil Durk’s Remember My Name album did plenty for the Chi-Town rap scene when it was released earlier this year and the 300 rapper puts his form of social commentary to a set of motion pictures with “500 Homicides.”

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The visual leads off with a news anchor rattling off the fact that Chicago’s hit a dark milestone of racking up 500 murders, also highlighting that in the past three years, 270 children have been murdered. Durk holds a tough face, taking aim at fake gangsters willing to pull the trigger for zero reason, including a retweet and surrounds himself with his crew.

There’s praise lobbed towards certain cliques in Chicago but “500 Homicides” is a closer reminder of Durk’s breakthrough “Dis Ain’t What You Want” track than anything else. Watch the visual for yourself below and catch up to Durk’s Remember My Name album while you’re at it.

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