Top five conversations in hip-hop are always up for debate, but swaying someone’s opinion is a hard argument to have when many of the rappers selected have chart-topping success and incomparable bars. Lil Durk reveals his top five favorite rappers right now during a break from taking photos for his XXL magazine Spring 2023 cover story.
In late March, Durk spent a few hours at XIX Studios in Los Angeles for his cover shoot. In between looks, the Chicago rapper revealed the artists he reveres at the moment. “My top five right now is Baby, Future, Drake, King Von and Chief Wuk,” Durkio shares. While the late King Von and Chief Wuk haven’t reached the accolades that Lil Baby, Future and Drake all have, real fans know that’s home team for Smurk.
Why does Lil Durk put them all in his top five? “They got the culture going crazy, just turning up in they own way,” he adds. “And everybody I named just like got they own typa style. Everybody don’t sound alike.”
Watch Durk name his top five favorite rappers plus go behind the scenes of his photo shoot below. And read his XXL magazine cover story interview here in which he reveals all about his new album, changing his inner circle, Jay-Z’s memorable words, the real deal about his relationship with India Royale and more.
Look out for Lil Durk’s full cover story interview in the Spring 2023 issue of XXL magazine, on newsstands now. Buy the magazine at the XXL store here. Check out additional interviews in the magazine, including conversations with Coi Leray, Joyner Lucas, Fridayy, Lola Brooke, Key Glock, Luh Tyler, Destroy Lonely, DJ Drama, Blxst, Curren$y, Finesse2tymes, Vic Mensa, Toosii and actor Tyler Lepley, plus a look at how famed hip-hop attorney Bradford Cohen helps clients like Drake and Kodak Black beat their cases, veteran photographer Johnny Nuñez tells the behind-the-scenes stories of 10 of his iconic hip-hop photos, six rappers from six different eras—Melle Mel, MC Shan, RZA, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B and Cordae—discuss the change in hip-hop over 50 years and a deep dive into the city of Memphis becoming a breeding ground for new rap talent.