Chicago rapper Lil Durk has become a household name over the last three years, kicking off the beginning of 2022 with no shortage of publicity.
His latest viral moment comes in the form of a 19-year-old TikToker who goes by Shmurkio. The social media star has garnered attention for his uncanny resemblance to Durk, now starring in the official music video for the heartbreak anthem “Blocklist.”
“I bring yo’ laughs out
I send you money whenever you need, I send you Cash App
I call yo’ phone, I can’t get through, I make a text out
Pull up to your OG crib, that’s the next step
The worst feeling to be on that block list
I thought it was fun and games to be toxic
Came in the crib, my clothes in boxes
I grab her hand like, ‘Could you stop it?’”Lil Durk — “Blocklist”
As the original Durk croons about a toxic relationship gone wrong, his doppelgänger acts out the scenario, eventually catching broken glass to the face. Shmurkio may have a future in acting as he accurately portrays the story told in Durk’s heartfelt lyrics, facing unfortunate consequences to his womanizing actions.
Debuting his new look in a YouTube video with prankster King Cid, Shmurkio joined the YouTuber a week ago (April 8) to trick mall goers into believing they were meeting the Chicago-born superstar. He also joined Durk on stage at his latest tour stop in Miami, per HipHopDX.
“Blocklist” appears on Lil Durk’s newest project 7220 alongside collaborations with Future, Gunna, Summer Walker and Morgan Wallen. On April 11, Durk released the Lyrical Lemonade-assisted visuals for his collaboration with Gunna, “What Happened to Virgil,” a melancholic ode to the late Off-White founder, Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh.
Time will only tell what comes for Shmurkio, whether he continues to run with the Durk lookalike hustle or not. Social media can be fickle — hopefully he finds a way to make a career out of this phenomenon as the real Lil Durk continues his reign of success.
Check out ‘Blocklist’ by Lil Durk below!