In recent developments, Kanye West has shown a keen interest in incorporating Chicago rapper Lil Durk into the G.O.O.D. Music roster. Rumor has it that Kanye is actively exploring options to buy Lil Durk out of his current record deal with 300/Alamo Records.
TMZ reports that discussions are underway between Kanye West and Lil Durk, with the aim of securing the rapper’s transition to G.O.O.D. Music. Lil Durk, originally signed to Def Jam, made the move to independence before joining the Alamo Records team in the summer of 2018.
The source discloses that tensions arose when 300 CEO Todd Moscowitz declined to clear an additional verse from Lil Durk for Kanye’s upcoming album. This discord reportedly stemmed from a separate incident involving Durk’s verse on the track “Vultures,” where Moscowitz opposed the clearance.
During the premiere of Kanye’s “Vultures” on WPWX Power 92 Chicago earlier this month, Lil Durk’s verse was included. However, when the track hit streaming services, his bars were conspicuously absent. Fortunately, the issue was later resolved, and Lil Durk’s vocals were added to the streaming platforms on Thanksgiving.
It’s worth noting that Lil Durk, at the age of 31, has experienced a trajectory from being signed to Def Jam to later embracing independence and joining Alamo Records in 2018. As discussions between Kanye West and Lil Durk continue, the potential move to G.O.O.D. Music could mark a significant shift in the Chicago rapper’s career.
This strategic collaboration is expected to bring fresh dynamics to both artists’ careers, enhancing their creative synergy and expanding their impact within the music industry.