Anyone who saw rapper Lil Durk’s Tweet stating that he’d buy Chicago’s Parkway Gardens, also known as ‘O Block’, may be wondering just how much the housing complex is worth.

O Block is a housing project located in Chicago. The neighbourhood is notoriously known for being associated with gang violence. It was once reported to be one of the most dangerous places to live in Chicago.

Now, the block is up for sale, and 28-year-old Lil Durk is showing interest in the housing project. Rapper Chief Keef had previously mentioned the idea of buying O Block, but perhaps Lil Durk will be the rapper who purchases the complex.

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Lil Durk wants to buy O Block

April 29th 2021 saw The Chicago Sun Times report that Parkway Gardens has been put up for sale.

The Chicago Sun Times writes that the complex is made up of “694 apartments spread among nearly three dozen buildings“. Covering 13-acres, the “campus stretches from 63rd to 65th streets between Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Calumet Avenue“.

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The news was shared on Twitter by Kollege Kidd on April 30th. Replying to the Tweet, rapper Lil Durk said: “I’ll buy it don’t matter how much it is“.

How much is O Block worth?

It is unconfirmed exactly how much O Block is worth. The asking price hasn’t been listed online along with the news that it’s up for sale.

Many Twitter users commented on Kollege Kidd’s post, with some writing that they thought the housing complex was worth around $80 million. However, this hasn’t been confirmed by any realtor selling the complex.

In 2021, Lil Durk has an estimated net worth of around $3 million. But, it looks as though he’s definitely keen to purchase the block as he writes on Twitter that it doesn’t matter how much it costs.

Is Michelle Obama from O Block?

Yes, Michelle Obama lived in Chicago’s Parkway Gardens. According to Distractify, Michelle described O Block as “a wonderful, small apartment building“.

Other notable people to have grown up in O Block are rappers Chief Keef and the late King Von.

King Von’s debut album, released in 2020, was called Welcome to O’Block. His lifelong friend and potential buyer of O Block, Lil Durk, collaborated with him on the album.

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