Lil Durk might have released his most important album to date in “Almost Healed.”




5. Dru Hill

Something about Dru Hill’s “5 Steps” makes dudes want to let their women get the upper hand.

Lowkey, Lil Durk makes good love songs. One of the best from this album is “Dru Hill.” In it, Durk talks about the support his woman gives him and the many ways she plays with his emotions. I think the passionate hook he blesses us with is flawless. I also rock with how his verses sound slightly slier than the hook. All in all, “Dru Hill” is impossible to hate.



4. War About It (Ft. 21 Savage)

This track gives me “Back In Blood” vibes.

Can we all agree that Lil Durk’s best verse to date is the one he put up in “Back In Blood?” “War About It” isn’t quite “Back In Blood,” but the songs are very similar. Over this menacing beat that encourages drive-bys and rigged dice games, Lil Durk, using his assassin voice, raps about buying glocks, hanging with wolves, and being ready for war. As for 21 Savage, in his verse, he numbly dismisses snitches and those who move carelessly on the internet. Though I am all for stopping the violence, these are the kind of songs I don’t mind hearing out of Durk.



3. Pelle Coat

Something about luxurious coats makes dudes become numb (S**t, I’m pretty sure Jeepers Creepers rocks a Gucci coat).

“Pelle Coat” is powered by an emotional trap beat that forces nothing but honest thoughts out of Lil Durk. To be more specific, in his verses, he raps about his fallen friends, his rough come-up, and the responsibilities that he bears as a dude that made it out of his hood. Durk also talks about taking therapy and being closer to GOD (Which I love). While I do wish the song had a little more structure to it, at the end of the day, I refuse to hate on something that feels like a real-ass vent session.



2. You Got Em

Lil Durk’s overall best performance on this album is in “You Got Em.”

“You Got Em” is f**king fire. I like the song’s frenetic pace, the chipmunk sample in the background, the feverish flows Durk toys with, and the way he straddles the line between careless and carefree throughout. Frfr, this is one of the only tracks on this album that I feel Durk actually tries hard on.



1. All My Life (Ft. J. Cole)

This song has officially replaced R. Kelly’s “I Wish” on my iPod.

Rappers, take notes. In “All My Life,” Lil Durk and J. Cole do a lot of things right. For starters, anytime you add children’s vocals to a track, that s**t is fire.  Secondly, you have to love how Durk mixes introspective lyrics with highly infectious melodies. Lastly, you have to appreciate how J. Cole teaches lessons on keeping it real, giving real-ass quotes about rappers dying and putting his dawgs on. This track is just perfect for all of our souls.


1. Therapy Session (N/A)

2. Pelle Coat (4/5)

3. All My Life (Ft. J. Cole) (5/5)

4. Never Again (3.5/5)

5. Put Em On Ice (3.5/5)

6. Big Dawg (Ft. Chief Wuk) (3.5/5)

7. Never Imagined (4/5)

8. Sad Songs (3.5/5)

9. Before Fajr (3/5)

10. War Bout It (Ft. 21 Savage) (4/5)

11. You Got Em (4.5/5)

12. Grandson (Ft. Kodak Black) (3.5/5)

13. 300 Urus (3/5)

14. Same Side (Ft. Rob49) (3.5/5)

15. B12 (3/5)

16. At This Point We Stuck (4/5)

17. Cross The Globe (Ft. Juice WRLD) (4/5)

18. Dru Hill (4/5)

19. Belt2Ass (3/5)

20. Stand By Me (Ft. Morgan Wallen) (4/5)

21. Moment of Truth (4/5)


(C-) (72%)


I’m rooting for Lil Durk to find peace in his life. With that being said, I think it is extremely dope that he’s opening up about the s**t that he battles on a daily basis in his music. While I would’ve liked him to be a lot more introspective in Almost Healed, the album does symbolize his ability to successfully navigate through pain.

Unfortunately, in Almost Healed, Lil Durk shows his vulnerable side in only a few songs. After “Pelle Coat,” “All My Life,” and “Never Again,” he hits us with tracks that mainly talk about sliding, his relationship with India, and some luxurious s**t. The good news is this: I think there are definitely a bunch of club bangers on this album. Several beats on it boom hard and Durk hits us with a few catchy hooks here and there.

Personally, after hearing the “Therapy Session” intro, I was hoping that this album would have a consistent theme and a bunch of touching bangers. Something else that sort of disappointed me was how sluggish Lil Durk sounded in a few songs. I just felt like he only seemed excited when he hopped on beats that were different for him, yet, most of the beats on the album boast emotional trap vibes that he usually f**ks with. I just feel like I didn’t quite get anything special with this album. Like, the rollout was much more enjoyable than it was. All in all, Lil Durk has become a person that is hella intriguing and someone whose growth the world is monitoring closely. If he can grow as an artist and make more records like “All My Life” and fewer records like “Before Fajr,” he can easily become the hottest in the rap game.

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