Welcome to Fine Tuned with Audiomack, featuring Lil Durk.
You didn’t know you wanted this, but Audiomack knew. Welcome to Fine Tuned with Audiomack, the video series where we get your favorite artist and hook them up with a guitarist, and watch sparks fly as they perform creative renditions of their hits. This time, we’ve got Chicago’s Lil Durk, the forefather of melodic drill, performing his hit single “Rockstar” with a blaring electric guitar. That’s how we keep moving music forward.
Where the original “Rockstar” had a climbing guitar line, the track was equally outfitted with eerie background vocals and trap drums, the guitar-only version is triply affecting. Durk takes his banger hit and turns it into one of his most emotionally forward tracks to date. Dripping in pain and Auto-Tune alike, Lil Durk’s singing reaches out from the speakers and seizes your heart. His street tales and street dreams sound all the more touching and impactful over riffs from guitarist Soleil Laurent, who closes out the performance with a brief and gritty solo.