It's no secret that Chicago is one of the most dangerous places in the country. Gun violence is at an all-time high. In fact, 57 people were shot and seven were fatally killed from July 3-6 in 2015. Naturally, the violence has spilled over into the music. Regardless if the music perpetuates the violence or vice versa, the city is in turmoil. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, over 600 people have been shot since the start of 2016.
Lil Durk exploded on the scene during emergence of Chicago's drill music. Drill music is the infusion of gangster rap and trap music over uptempo production that has been known for heavy bass. After creating a huge buzz in the drill music scene, Durk signed to French Montana's Coke Boy Records.
Durk was raised in Englewood, which is one the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city's Southside. Notable residents include: NBA All-Stars Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis and Durk's childhood friend and fellow rapper, Chief Keef. Watch below as Durk takes Complex on a tour of Englewood.