Chicago native rapper, Lil’ Durk has shown interest to purchase the buildings that once housed him in the city that raised him. The neighborhood, Parkway Gardens, also known as O Block was recently listed for sale. The property sits on 13 acres with 694 housing units. Given the recent listing, developers say the goal is to maintain affordable housing with subsidized federal rents for their community, now and for the future. Durk’s influence in his community has given people the sight of possibility to go after their dreams, no matter where you come from. He takes pride in his neighborhood and upbringing, which are thoroughly expressed in his music lyrics. In a recent tweet, the artist said, “I’ll buy it don’t matter how much it is.” If Durkio goes through with this purchase, he is taking his platform and influence to the next level for his hometown.
Take pride in the position you are in, you have influence! You can offer more than you believe!
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18