Embracing the new is indeed a part of Lil Duval’s makeup but he prides himself most on staying true to himself. “I stay in my own lane. I don’t do what anybody else is doing. I try to do what I’m doing. I like to be the one that’s being followed instead of following someone else. There’s no blueprint to this shit so I mean when you follow somebody else’s blueprint just because it worked for them doesn’t mean it’ll work for you.”
That sense of originality is one of the reasons Lil Duval attracted the attention of hip-hop’s reigning king early on. A fan since 2001 when Duval first started wrecking stages T.I. didn’t hesitate later on to add Lil Duval to his label Grand Hustle’s comedy roster. "He's someone who says what everyone else is thinking and scared to say ” shares T.I. “He talks about life's most difficult and embarrassing moments. To take these things and find ways to make people laugh especially when folks see fit to cry is comedy at its finest."
Duval can currently be seen on two MTV series Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares but he’s not done yet. “Everything that you can do and even more that hasn’t been done yet” is a serious goal for him. “Whatever it is the people want me to do I’m going to do it. And I’m going to be the best at it ” he promises refusing to rest until he reaches the pinnacle of “comedy at its finest.”