|Leveling up from a street star to a rap mogul, Lil Durk knows the importance of keeping success in the family. Gathering his Only The Family (OTF) label for their second compilation mixtape, Lil Durk shares Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 2. Sharing a lyrical realism and skill with melody that endears them to their mentor Durk, the Only The Family vultures spread their wings on the new tape–OTF Ikey flashes his trap-happy hooks, King Von flashes a charismatic menace, Booka600 stretches his emotional muscles, and Doodie Lo snaps with carefully worded threats.
“The music is a major step up from Volume 1,” says Lil Durk. “The guys have been pretty much studio rats since the last compilation and it shows on this project. Loyalty real loyalty …VON, IKEY, BOOKA, & DOODIE LO all have proven that! That’s what make each of them special.”
The follow-up to July’s Only The Family Involved Vol. 1, Vol. 2 is home to “Crazy Story,” the buzzing new single by King Von, which has over 1.7 million YouTube views since its release last week, “Trappin Hard,” a Chi-town slapper from OTF Ikey, released last Friday, and features four new songs by Lil Durk. Featuring guest appearances from YNW Melly, Tee Grizzley and Sada Baby, Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 2 arrives via OTF/EMPIRE.
Lil Durk explains his decision to bring aboard King Von, the newest OTF signee: “First off, Von was already part of the OTF family on the personal side, if not the music side. Then we heard him rap after he won his legal case and it was like… ‘Whoa. Von is good. Like really good.’ Von makes the label stronger. He has a natural talent that’s easy to spot. That element will make him a star.”
Lil Durk had an epic 2018, marked by multiple mixtapes, a label change from Def Jam to Alamo, a move from Chicago to Atlanta, and, just last month, the birth of his youngest child with his fiancé India. The culmination of a five-year rise from underground sensation to mainstream star, Lil Durk pulled out all the stops for Signed To The Streets 3, his latest album, released in November. Drawing guests from across hip-hop’s generational and geographical spectrum, Durk welcomes them all into his world in STTS 3, providing stark perspectives of street life with a strong emotional center, enhanced by Durk’s superlative sense of melody. Featuring guest spots from Future, Gunna, Kevin Gates, Ty Dolla $ign, Kodak Black, Lil Skies, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Signed to the Streets 3 released via Alamo/Interscope, and peaked at #3 on Apple Music’s all-genre album streaming charts over its debut weekend.
Buy/Stream Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lil-durk-presents-only-the-family-involved-vol-2/1446952437?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes // https://empire.lnk.to/LilDurkPresentsOnlytheFamilyInvolvedVol2
Watch “Crazy Story”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC8NmE3H-zs
Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 2 Tracklist:
- Only The Family ft. Lil Durk, Tee Grizzley, Sada Baby & YNW Melly – “Game”
- Only The Family ft. OTF Ikey – “Dead Bodies”
- Only The Family ft. King Von – “War Wit Us”
- Only The Family ft. Doodie Lo – “Time Out”
- Only The Family ft. OTF Ikey – “Trappin Hard”
- Only The Family ft. Lil Durk – “Same Hood”
- Only The Family ft. King Von – “Crazy Story”
- Only The Family ft. Lil Durk & King Von – “Man Down”
- Only The Family ft. Booka600 – “Baguette Bandz”
- Only The Family ft. Lil Durk – “Purple Reign”
- Only The Family ft. Park Hill & OTF Ikey – “Let It Rain”
- Only The Family ft. Lil Durk – “No Auto Durk”