On Friday, Nov. 24, rapper Lil Durk and a handful of other hip-hop artists will take the stage at downtown Indy’s Emerson Theater. It’s sure to be an energetic, enjoyable evening and a perfect way to spend your Friday after Thanksgiving. Keep reading to learn more about Durk and his supporting acts.
Representing Chicago, rapper Lil Durk has been making a name for himself since 2011, when he was briefly affiliated with Chief Keef’s southside Chicago label, Glory Boyz Entertainment. However, he never signed with the label, choosing to instead release two singles on his own: “Sneak Dissin” and “I’ma Hitta.” Through the popularity of these tracks as well as his 2012 mixtape, “Life Ain’t No Joke,” Durk received a joint record deal with Only the Family and Def Jam Records, releasing “Signed to the Streets” in 2013.
After a well-received sequel to that tape, Durk put the rap world on notice with his debut album, “Remember My Name.” Featuring the single “Like Me,” his debut album garnered a lot of hype and positive reviews, resulting in an even larger following when his second album “Lil Durk 2X” dropped in 2016.
Durk has slowly but surely turned himself into one of the best young rappers in the game and has collaborated with artists including Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Dej Loaf, and producers Young Chop and London on da Track.
As his following continues to grow, so will his live shows. You won’t want to miss Lil Durk in the Emerson Theater’s intimate setting. To learn more about this Chicago-based rapper, check out his website.
Part of the budding Indianapolis hip-hop scene, Weez has garnered a solid following through local shows and his album, an ode to his home state titled “Dear Indiana.” If you’ve never heard of Weez, a.k.a. Eric Washington, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bigger talent in Indy. He’s sure to put on a fantastic performance as one of Lil Durk’s openers. To check out his music, head over to his SoundCloud page.
Out of East Moline, Illinois comes G.Quick. Both a talented rapper and the C.E.O. of indie record label East Moline Entertainment, G.Quick has made a name for himself as an artist willing to both grind for himself as well as fellow artists in the hip-hop community. Check out his music over on his SoundCloud page.
You’ll find Jake Coia in one of two places. He’s either on stage or in his personal studio, a place he calls Lavish Savage HQ. Originally from Brooklyn, Coia’s home base is The Quad Cities, where he both raps and produces. His most recent release, the album “Graveyard Shift, Pt. 1” showcases his lyrical prowess as well as his beat production skills. Check it out on Spotify and some of his other tracks on SoundCloud.
The Emerson Theater doors open at 6:30 pm and the show kicks off at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.