Lil Durk, who is only a few days shy of his 29th birthday, is an accomplished young guy. He’s greater than ever in his 11th year of rap, thanks in part to Drake’s inclusion of him on the 2020 hit “Laugh Now, Cry Later.” Durk has spent the months since Drake’s co-signing enjoying his status as one of rap’s go-to feature artists, lending his voice to breakout singles from Pooh Shiesty and Coi Leray, collaborating with Lil Baby on a joint album, and elevating singles from a slew of both established stars and up-and-comers.
But there’s one thing he hasn’t done yet that he’s resolved to complete: finishing high school and receiving his diploma. He revealed his decision on Twitter in an effort to push himself and broaden his horizons. He wrote, “I’m going to acquire my high school diploma.” “I want to put myself to the test in terms of my ambitions and real-life scenarios.”
His commendable goals elicited a mixed response from followers, with some applauding his decisions and others mocking him for returning to school at the age of 28. However, there’s nothing wrong with continuing your education, and it’s never too late to pursue any goal, especially one that aims to better yourself and set a good example. I applaud Durk’s decision and anticipate reporting on his graduation, as I did with Quavo last year.