Lil Durk’s expected to top the Billboard 200 with his latest album “7220.”
The album marks his first No. 1 entry on the chart — expecting to pull in 120,000 – 130,000 within the first week — dethroning Disney’s popular “Encanto” soundtrack.
The Chicago rapper attempted to release the album the same day as Kanye West’s “Donda 2.” Instead, Lil Durk opted to push the album back by several weeks, dropped a single and announced his new release date, March 11. Lil Durk captioned a photo of a blurry baby picture of himself on Instagram “7220 the album droppin 3/11 🚨Ahhh Ha out right now go run it up,” in February.
He previously revealed the meaning behind the album’s numerical title — stating that it was the address of his grandma’s house.
“AHHH HA” is an upfront response to disses from rapper NBA Youngboy and his team. The Southside-produced track also references his late brother DThang as well as a close friend and rapper King Von.
“Pissed Me Off” is a dark song backed by a classic Chicago drill beat by matthewfm. In the song, Lil Durk describes the invasion and shootout in his home last year, mentioning the role of his fiance India Royale — “I’ll give my gun to India before I put it in your hand.”
“Lion Eyes” is a sentimental song in which he discusses his upbringing and deceased loved ones over a reflective piano beat by AyeTM.
Country singer Morgan Wallen and Lil Durk collide on “Broadway Girls,” telling stories about their experiences with girls in Nashville over a guitar trap beat, blending their respective styles and genres.
Lil Durk announced the North American “7220” tour on Instagram in January. The tour begins in Phoenix on April 8 and ends in Chicago in early May.
His latest album “7220” is out now via Alamo Records and Sony Music.