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Album Review: 7220

Durk Derrick Banks, professionally known as Lil Durk is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. The artist has been climbing the charts since 2012 and has gained most of his fanbase from loyalty and pain throughout the years.

His latest album titled ‘7220’ dropped on March 11, 2022 and was named from the address of his grandmother’s house in Chicago. The album details what the rapper goes through on a daily basis and is full of different perspectives on his observations. ‘7220’ has 17 songs and is 46 minutes long and features such artists as Future, Summer Walker, Gunna and country singer Morgan Wallen.

This project has a lot of mixed feelings of the artist and it’s obvious that he is dealing with some anger issues throughout the song “AHHH HA”, which was a dis track to rival rapper NBA Youngboy. The two artists have been going back and forth with one another for a while now and it’s clear Lil Durk is not shy of conflict in the streets. “AHHH HA” is more of a fast-paced song with strong base in the background. I can honestly say that this song is not one of my favorites but if you can relate to what’s being discussed in the song then it will get catchy.

One of my favorite songs on the album is track number 13 titled “Difference Is” featuring Summer Walker. This song shows a little bit of Lil Durk’s vocals along with Summer Walker’s amazing presence and energy which she brings to any song. Her voice over this type of beat is not too far from her element which makes it smooth and flows perfectly with the tone of Lil Durk’s voice.  

Another song that I found interesting is titled “Started From”. The track details a lot about Lil Durk’s childhood and growing up in Chicago. The artist also details how much he values family and how his life in not as perfect as it seems. I like this record because it’s relatable and vivid in its description. This is the best song on the album in my opinion.

In order for ‘7220’ to have been a perfect album I felt it could have had maybe 2 more features on it. I also believe that Lil Durk was not diverse enough. A lot of the songs sounded the same but it didn’t take away from his ability to create good music.                   

Ivan Walker
Ivan Walker is a Senior Mass Communications major from Isola, Mississippi. He will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2021-2022 school year.

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