There have been some major drops in recent weeks. First, there was NBA YoungBoy's Richest Opp, a mixtape that he was hoping would become his 15th top 10 release. Then came Lil Durk's "All My Life ft. J. Cole", a single release that pre-empted the release of Durk's upcoming album, Almost Healed.
Now, in this day and age, streaming numbers are just as important as physical sales. Spotify, the global streaming service, is one of the major sources of these streaming numbers, and some good news for Lil Durk has been revealed in recent days.
"All My Life" Dominates "Richest Opp"
Both Richest Opp and "All My Life" were released on May 12. The joint release sparked some fierce words, and a diss track, from YoungBoy. "Bitch-ass n***a, you pushed back, you bet not ever try it again," YoungBoy said in response to news that Durk had pushed back the release of Almost Healed. Richest Opp also included a track that dissed Drake for associating with Durk. "Bitch, I send them hitters to hit at you, boy, don't say shit to me. Talk to Drake, cross FaceTime, he wasn't feelin' me. Told me that he fuck with Durk, damn, that shit was gettin' to me. Told me that he like the shit I'm doin', but can't do shit with me. So when we cross our ways, fuck what you say, bitch, you my enemy," YoungBoy rapped on "Fuck The Industry Part 2".
However, it appears that Durk has seen more success from his May 12 release than YoungBoy. According to Spotify's streaming data at the time of writing, Richest Opp's 17 tracks have a combined 15 million streams. Furthermore, just four of the songs on the mixtapes have broken 1 million streams. Currently, the most popular song on the mixtape is "Bitch Let's Do It" at 1,786,342 streams. By comparison, "All My Life" alone has 21 million streams. Both projects are yet to make their chart debut. Additionally, "All My Life" is projected to debut at #2 on the Billboard 100. Meanwhile, Richest Opp is expected to battle with The Jonas Brothers' The Album for a top 5 spot on the Billboard 200.