(AllHipHop News) Lil Durk emerged as one of the standout artists from Chicago’s Drill Music movement.
The 24-year-old has since left his hometown to relocate in the Hip Hop hot spot of Atlanta.
In a cover story for Paper magazine, Durk talked about how his “Young N-ggas” collaborator Meek Mill advised him to connect with industry insiders in the city.
“It’s so easy to connect with different artists because you can really just pull up on them at the studio or wherever they are and build a relationship with them,” said Durk about recording in the ATL. “You got to get out and hit the scene, and be yourself. Meek Mill is the one like, ‘you gotta go out bro.’ You know like, Magics, Blue Flame.”
The Love Songs For The Streets mixtape creator added, “Yeah, [Meek’s] like, ‘You gotta get out and hit the scene.’ You have to go politic-ing with the DJs in the club, you know hanging with the DJs. You got to show love, they’re often more important than the artists.”
Durk also discussed learning about Atlanta from Young Thug and Future.
The move from the Windy City to Georgia’s capital was a way for the OTF leader to avoid “trouble” and stay “focused.”