If you’re a fan of Lil Durk and the late King Von, you’ve more than likely heard them both rap about their upbringing growing up in Chicago’s Parkway Gardens, aka ‘O Block.’ O Block is known for being one of Chicago’s biggest and most notorious affordable housing complexes, and housing some of the greats we know today. In addition to Von and Durk, former First Lady Michelle Obama also lived in the O. According to news reports from The Chicago Sun-Times, the complex is currently up for sale and looking for a new owner. Today, Durk surprised fans by responding to a tweet from the blog Kollege Kidd, announcing that he hopes to become the new owner.
Kollege Kidd tweeted, ”Chicago’s Parkway Gardens aka O Block Listed For Sale.” Durk responded, “I’ll buy it, don’t matter how much it is.” O Block is a huge property that could make a difference in the low-income neighborhood with the right owner. The neighborhood is also known for its gun and gang violence, and with Durk as a potential owner, he could bring a positive influence into the area.
Currently, O Block has 694 apartments that are spread across close to three dozen buildings. Not only that, but the 13-acre complex stretches from 63rd (the street Von always rapped about) to 65th streets, which is between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Calumet Avenue.
The Affordable Housing Advisors don’t have an asking price listed, and there is no word yet on if Durk has made contact with them to make the purchase. We love to see rappers buy back their block!
Roomies, we will keep you posted if Durk does release any more information!
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