"All My Life", released on May 12, has proven to be a smash hit for Lil Durk. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. At the time of writing, it remains in the top 10 at #7 during its second week of chart eligibility. Furthermore, "All My Life" has played a pivotal role in the beef between Lil Durk and NBA YoungBlood. Despite some big talk from YoungBlood, "All My Life" has absolutely destroyed his latest mixtape, Richest Opp. At the time of writing, "All My Life" has been streamed 53,922,017 times on Spotify. Meanwhile, the entirety of Richest Opp has a combined 25,595,609 streams.
Last month, a video showing an unhoused individual watching the "All My Life" video in their tent went viral on TikTok. The video received a fairly mixed response, with a plethora of fairly ignorant comments that showcased frustratingly common misconceptions about the realities of being unhoused. However, Lil Durk notably reshared the video on his Instagram. Now, the artist has taken another course of action with the dedicated fan.
Lil Durk Visits Unhoused Fan
In a series of Instagram Live clips collated by No Jumper, Lil Durk tracked down the viral unhoused fan to share his thanks for the man's love and support despite his circumstances. Along with the visit, Lil Durk offered to get the man a hotel room for 30 days. Furthermore, the rapper reportedly bought him a new phone and a number of gift cards. However, beyond being a sweet gesture by a big-name music artist, Lil Durk's actions could go a long way to helping normalize and bring attention to America's growing homelessness problem.
According to the National Coalition To End Homelessness, 582,462 people in the United States experienced homelessness in 2022. Furthermore, 40% of those people were defined as being unsheltered. Rates of homelessness have increased year-on-year since 2016. The number of unhoused individuals in the United States increasing by nearly 40,000 during that time. Therefore, while Lil Durk visiting one viral unhoused person is a fantastic gesture, it's sadly not enough. America is suffering from an overlooked and often-ignored epidemic that costs people their lives. Furthermore, the common response is to demonize America's unhoused populations as opposed to helping them. However, maybe change starts with a massively popular and influential recording artist doing something selfless.
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