Lil Durk Leaves Def Jam, Releases Surprise LP 'Just Cause Y'all Waited'

The Chicagoan's third LP features Ty Dolla $ign, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Lil Baby, Gunna, and TK Kravitz.
March 30, 2018, 3:13pm

Chicago rapper Lil Durk has parted ways with Def Jam Recordings, his label of five years, and released a surprise new LP. Just Cause Y'all Waited, the 25-year-old artist's first full-length release since 2016's Lil Durk 2x, features Ty Dolla $ign, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Lil Baby, Gunna, and TK Kravitz. Listen to the album at the foot of the page, and watch the video for the Lil Baby-featuring "How I Know" above.

"I've been with Def Jam Records for five years and they gave me my first recording contract so for that I'm forever grateful," Durk told The Fader. "But I'm a different artist than I was five years ago, and the time is right for a change. At the same time, Def Jam is making changes in their offices and trying a new direction. I didn't want to be a part of another regime change."

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