The commercial mixtape includes the track "Cross Roads" where Durk raps, "I'm so deep in Chicago, whoever thought I'd see France? If I ain't have beef I think they'd be treatin' me like Chance." Billboard asked the 25-year-old about those particular lines.
"Just how we came up. We came up with the violence within the area of Chicago that was super bad and we were a part of. That's when it came to stopping shows, they didn't want us on the radio," replied Durk. "It was hard for us to maneuver. I got the talent and every time you'd scream Chicago they'd say 'Durk, Durk.' But then the politics would be holding us back. That's why I said it. His daddy in politics and my daddy in the feds."
"Cross Roads" was inspired by the classic Bone Thugs-N-Harmony record "Tha Crossroads." The single peaked at #1 on the Hot 100 chart in 1996.
"This when I didn't know how to put the quality in my music so the ad libs would be loud and the tunes would be strong as hell too. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony came through the gate with it, my influence came from them," said Durk. "I used to watch their videos as a child and be like, 'I'm not trying to go where the fuck they're at.' I saw the 'Cross Roads' video and Uncle Charles died in the yard, it was different."