You might be familiar with the line in Lil Durk's "Laugh Now Cry Later" verse where he raps about bringing Drake to his hood in Chicago's South Side and surrounding him with Dracos for protection.
Well, Smurk is keeping this same energy in a new interview, as he feels like he's "bigger than Drake" in the trenches.
"To my people, 'cause we touch people," Smurk explained to Million Dollaz Worth of Game. "Drake at a rate where it's like, he can stay in the f****n' house if he wants to. … And I'm in this motherf****r in the middle of the trenches with a million dollars doing a f****n' interview. That's why."
Still, Lil Durk greatly benefitted from "the Drake effect." He revealed that his booking price jumped from $40k before quarantine to $100k once live events came back, thanks in large part to Drizzy's co-sign in summer 2020. "He sent the song through, I called everybody like, 'We rich,'" he said.
It's not the first time a rapper has voiced this kind of claim involving Drizzy.
Last fall, 21 Savage made headlines when he suggested that Future is bigger than The Boy in Atlanta since a "regular street n***a" likely doesn't care about his accolades. Plus, they'd rather bump Future's classic mixtapes.
Smurk's status is only growing with his new album '7220,' which is expected to sell 130k equivalent copies during its opening week this week. 'The Voice' – his last project from Dec. 2020 – sold 23k units in one day after its release on a Thursday, the last day of tracking.
Durkio has yet to score a #1 solo album on the Billboard 200 chart.
Drake also turned heads over the weekend, giving his 104 million IG followers a glimpse at his new braided hairstyle.
He seems to be getting right for the Season 4 premiere of 'Top Boy' on Netflix this Thursday. (He led the way to revive the show, buying its rights six years after it was canceled.)