Lil Durk’s new album Almost Healed contains a lot of introspection, the typical subject matter of his music, and a whole lot of notable collaborations. Whether it’s Future, 21 Savage, or Morgan Wallen, Smurk put together a concise but exciting set of guest appearances. One of the most notable comes courtesy of Juice WRLD, who appears on the track “Cross The Globe.” Of course, as expected with a Juice appearance, it comes with a somber weight, and not much is known about how this specific song came about regarding his tragically cut-short time on this planet. Regardless, it’s still a compelling albeit loose collab.

For one, topically the two Chicago MCs focus on much of the same: sex, drugs, and street violence. Still, the eerie guitar-led beat gives the track a melancholy feel to it, accentuated by their understated vocal deliveries. On Juice WRLD’s end, he provides a fitting chorus that meshes well with Lil Durk’s heartfelt verse. In fact, it might be a disservice to his lyrical themes on this track to call it a typical focus. After all, the “Pelle Coat” artist reflects on the harsh violence in his city, his community efforts, fallen and imprisoned MCs, and the Internet’s propensity to spread negativity.

Recently, Durkio spoke on how he processes grief internally through a personal and private means. “I’m telling you, like, that rug is powerful,” The Voice expressed. “I lay the rug down, I pray- I cry on the rug, I cry while I’m praying, I cry during Ramadan. But guess what? India ain’t ever seen me cry. My daddy ain’t ever seen me cry. My momma ain’t ever seen me cry, you know what I’m saying? ‘Cause it’s only one person that can help the hurt, you know what I mean?” You can find “Cross The Globe,” as well as the rest of Almost Healed, on your preferred streaming service, and peep some notable bars below. Also, stick around on SONGWEB for the latest news and updates on Juice WRLD and Lil Durk.

Notable Lyrics
50 want to shoot a movie, but I was just tellin’ him this real
On set in Chicago, anybody can get killed
The internet thinkin’ they hurtin’ me, stop it, I’m Smurkio, I gave out
Scholarships. the biggest before I was positive