Lil Durk has quickly emerged as one of rap’s rising stars. He can attribute his rise to his unique harmonic flow.
But the same style that earned him his fame is also what critics use to down him. Durk is unbothered, though.
Durk doesn’t plan to stop his use of autotune no time soon.
“I came out the gate with it,” Durk told Rolling Stone. “With the autotune, the melodizing. Even Lil Reese was like ‘Damn bro, why the f**k you always singing?’ I’m like ‘Bro, that’s my style.’ If I were to let all that criticism get to me, I probably wouldn’t been here right here. I would’ve been trying to sound like somebody else.”
Durk said 50 Cent, Birdman, Meek Mill and Future encouraged him to keep pushing his style.
“I done had one-on-one talks with 50 Cent, Birdman, Meek Mill, even Future,” Durk said. “They be like ‘Damn, you started that sh*t.’ And just for them knowing, they paying attention. Just acknowledging and telling the truth instead of being like ‘I started that’ or ‘Rich Homie nem started that.’ It feel good for them to be like you started that.”