"I've been with Def Jam Records for five years and they gave me my first recording contract so for that I'm forever grateful," said Durk. "But I'm a different artist than I was five years ago, and the time is right for a change. At the same time, Def Jam is making changes in their offices and trying a new direction. I didn't want to be a part of another regime change."
Durk released two studio albums during his time with Def Jam (2015's Remember My Name, 2016's Lil Durk 2X). The 25-year-old dropped a new mixtape title Just 'Cause Y'all Waited today. PartyNextDoor, Ty Dolla $ign, and Lil Baby appear on the project's tracklist.