Video: Lil Durk – “When I Was Little” (Produced by DY Krazy & TM-88 of 808 Mafia)

The Chicago Native and ATL Resident Shares a Video from the Recent Just Cause Y’all Waited EP, His First Project Since Leaving Def Jam



Critical Praise:

“Unshackled from any kind of outline, Durk’s pen game shines. His rise was dotted with blood-soaked tales that summarized much of drill’s appeal: ground-level glimpses at Chicago’s South Side that colored in the outline offered by grim murder statistics.” –Pitchfork

The Video:

One of Hip-Hop’s premier street melodists, Lil Durk specializes in emotional honest and hard-knocking rap songs. Reflecting on how far he’s come over an apocalyptic trap instrumental, Durk stunts on When I Was Little,” his latest video. Adopting a halting flow that fits precisely within the beat from 808 Mafia‘s DY Krazy and TM-88, Durk boasts about his extravagant lifestyle, borrowing ad-libs from 21 Savage and impressing with his hypnotic cadence. In the video, Durk counts cash as he shows off a few of his most prized possessions, including his Gucci sneakers and his brand new Bentley. Debuted by WorldStarHipHop yesterday to the tune of over 200k views on YouTube, “When I Was Little” is the latest video from Just Cause Y’all Waited, following the Lil Baby-assisted “How I Know,” which earned over 1 million views since last week and benefitted from a placement on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist.

His first project since departing Def Jam, Just Cause Y’all Waited is a twelve-track collection of melodic bangers that thrive on Durk’s trademark emotional honesty. urther evidence of the Chicago-bred aritst’s seamless fit within the vibrant scene of his new hometown of Atlanta, Just Cause Y’all Waited EP is an important transitional record for Durk. Just Cause Y’all Waited features previously released tracks such as the DY of 808 Mafia-produced Durkio Krazy,” which has over 5 million combined plays for its audio on YouTube, the buzzing “1-773 Vulture,” a street remix to Logic’s hit single “1-800-273-8255” that reached the 7 million view mark on YouTube, and the Bone Thugs-N Harmony tribute Cross Roads,” which has over 3 million combined plays. Featuring appearances from PartyNextDoor, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Baby (on lead single “How I Know“), Gunna, and TK Kravitz, and with production from 808 Mafia and others, Just Cause Y’all Waited EP is a formidable appetizer for Signed to the Streets 3due later this year.

Watch “When I Was Little”:

Buy Just Cause Y’all Waited EP:


1. “Public Housing” (prod. Sonic)
2. “Just Flow” (prod. Money Bag)
3. “When I Was Little” (prod. DY Krazy)
4. “How I Know” f/Lil Baby (prod. Will A Fool)
5. “Granny Crib” (prod. ATL Jacob)
6. “1 773 Vulture”
7. “Breather” f/PartyNextDoor & Ty Dolla $ign (prod. Nard & B)
8. “Home Body” f/Gunna & TK Kravitz (prod. DY Krazy)
9. “Durkio Krazy” (prod. DY Krazy)
10. “Instigator” (prod. Go Grizz)
11. “Crossroads” (prod. Supreme Beats)
12. “My Bruddas” (prod. ATL Jacob)

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic for more info.

EMPIRE Background

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Bio, pics, and more available here:

“When I Was Little”:

Just Cause Y’all Waited EP:

“How I Know” ft. Lil Baby:

“Cross Roads”: //

“Durkio Krazy”: //

“1 (773) Vulture”: //


Lil Durk & Tee Grizzley – Bloodas

Lil Durk & Tee Grizzley – “Flyers Up”:

Lil Durk & Tee Grizzley – “What Yo City Like?”:

“No Fear”:

Signed to the Streets 2.5 // //

“Dope & Hoes”:

“Make It Out” (Prod. by Will-a-Fool): //

“Goofy” ft. Future & Jeezy: //

“Nobody Knows” (Durk Solo):

Supa Vultures: //

“Distance”: //