Lil Durk's Independent Grind Earns Him A Major Deal

The Chicago rapper arrives after five years in the Def Jam system.

By: Shirley Ju @shirju

(AllHipHop News) Lil Durk has found a new home. After five years at Def Jam Recordings, the Chicago rapper has signed to Alamo Records/Interscope Records.

“I went somewhere that made me feel like I was top priority; a place that needed me just as much as I needed them,” Durk commented.

Alamo is the latest label launched by Todd Moscowitz, who has been instrumental in the success of artists like Gucci Mane, Migos, Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Meek Mill and others.

In addition to serving time as an executive at Def Jam, Todd Moskowitz was also president of Asylum Records, Warner Bros Records and he is a co-founder of the hip-hop label 300 Entertainment with Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles.

“It's a big day for Alamo to be able to partner with an artist of Durk's caliber. This is his time and we are thrilled that he has chosen us to be a part of it," said Todd Moscowitz, the founder of Alamo Records.

Durk, real name Durk Banks, will make his debut with the label by releasing his third studio album titled Signed To The Streets 3 later this year.

Fans can expect features from Future, Ty Dolla $ign, and Juice WRLD.

While the money was a big factor, Durk shed some light on his prior situation.

“My team and I went a whole year and half where we basically did everything on our own, no support, no promo, we didn’t complain we just got to it. It made us stronger," Lil Durk said.

Now that he’s with Alamo, he added, “The sky is the limit for sure.”