Lil Durk released a remix to Logic’s suicide prevention song “1-800-273-8255” on Thursday. Since dropping “1 (773) Vulture,” a song that deals with Durk’s relationship with the street life and the dangers he’s faced, he is getting criticism for his lyrics.
Some people think he’s disrespecting suicide victims and survivors by talking about homicide. In his Auto-Tune croon, the Chicago rapper sings lyrics such as “teachers said I might be dead cause I love the streets” and “I ain’t really trying to die today.” He adds another unsettling image with this line: “My momma had a dream about me dying / I told her I hope she lying.”
To clarify his intentions, he shared this message on Twitter:
No disrespect to the suicide people i was talking to the trenches #1773vulture— DURKIOOO🦅 (@lildurk) January 13, 2018
I just want a good vibe tonight— DURKIOOO🦅 (@lildurk) January 14, 2018
The reactions to Durk’s song have swayed on both sides. Overall, his fans seem to agree that he and Logic have entirely two different songs.
"Fuck W/ Durk and they dying today...facts, They told me they sick and tired They don't wanna die today, Whatever my niggas be wantin know I got em, I be off them drugs addicted to narcotics" #1773vulture @lildurk 🔥🔥🐐— Almighty ♈ (@lmcbaby123) January 12, 2018
Fuck what everybody gotta say Durk ran that 1-773 Vulture song— 2JzPapi🔰 (@Josh_Trill) January 13, 2018
Definitely did the impossible tho...made a Logic song listenable https://t.co/TcomYMdAvo— Human (@humanfunction) January 13, 2018
The niggas that the song was made for understand it don’t need to apologize for shit if they didn’t get it then they didn’t get it and go listen to logic’s version of this song went over their head— Jerrell Clarke (@hellrell3636) January 13, 2018
No reason for apologies bro, different lyrics same beat. Just give us that #STTS3— Mizzy (@Mizzy516) January 13, 2018
Logic helped to propel his song to the mainstream when he performed it at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards alongside featured guests Alessia Cara, Khalid, and 50 suicide-attempt survivors.
“I’m not the first person to talk about [mental health]. But nobody has been able to do it on such a mainstream, in-your-face level. I’m happy I can be that guy,” Logic told Billboard.
As for Durk, the remix serves as an official teaser for his upcoming project, Signed to the Streets 3, which is slated for 2018.