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OTF Chino's death also came several days after Durk dropped his single "Like Me," which smoothes out drill's rough edges and transposes its machine gun percussion onto an overcast R&B melody. In the Reader's 2014 Best of Chicago issue Miles Raymer called Durk the "Best Rapper Taking Drill into Pop," and the execution of "Like Me" supports that notion. Sharing the mike with local R&B singer Jeremih, whose smooth vocals were inescapable last year thanks to his ratchet Billboard hit "Don't Tell 'Em," Durk easily transitions into the role of rapper-qua-singer. He drapes his voice in a thin layer of Auto-Tune, and switches between short blocks of speedy rapping and emotive crooning—he's not much of a singer, but his expressiveness makes up for it. There's a twinge of sadness in Durk's performance, particularly when he says Chicago's "murder rate's so ridiculous." Given OTF Chino's recent death it's easy to hear a line like that and be struck by its plainspoken sorrow.