Durk Derrick Banks, born October 19, 1992, known professionally as Lil Durk, is a talented American rapper and singer. He came into prominence following the release of his mixtape, Signed to the Streets, in 2013. Lil Durk is the founder of a record label, Only The Family.
|Full Name:||Durk Derrick Banks|
|Date of Birth:||October 19, 1992|
|Place of Birth:||Englewood, Chicago, Illinois|
|State of Origin:||Illinois|
|Occupation:||Rapper & Singer|
|Net Worth:||$8 million|
Early Life and Education
Lil Durk who was born in Englewood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, had a lot of responsibility at home because his father had been imprisoned since he was just seven months old.
He remembered that when he was younger there were times when there was not enough food at home.
He had his first big break on social media sites like Myspace and YouTube, and as his online fan base began to grow.
After having a child at age 17 and leaving Paul Robeson High School to join the Black Disciples, a street gang in Chicago, Banks began to take his career more seriously.
He started having legal issues soon after joining, and in October 2011 he was sentenced for weapons-related offenses such having a gun with a serial number that had been altered.
According to court documents, he later entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of aggravating illegal use of a firearm.
Lil Durk began considering music as a career in 2011. He explored rapping as “a full-time job” after the release of his two singles, “Sneak Dissin'” and “I’ma Hitta,” each of which earned generally favorable reviews, after plans to sign with Chief Keef’s and French Montana’s labels fell through.
Life Ain’t No Joke, Durk’s third mixtape, was made available on October 19, 2012 with over 216,000 people who downloaded the mixtape as of September 22, 2015, according to DatPiff.
The song “L’s Anthem,” which was remixed and features French Montana, was re-released by Durk in December 2012.
After releasing his Just Cause Y’all Waited mixtape independently in March 2018, Lil Durk inked a contract with Alamo Records in July.
With the single “Viral Moment” off his fifth studio album, Just Cause Y’all Waited 2, Lil Durk made his first debut as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2020.
With singles like “3 Headed Goat” featuring Polo G and Lil Baby, “Backdoor,” and “The Voice,” as well as guest appearances on Drake’s 2020 single “Laugh Now Cry Later” and Pooh Shiesty’s song “Back in Blood,” Lil Durk’s commercial resurgence continued.
- Remember My Name (2015)
- Lil Durk 2X (2016)
- Signed to the Streets 3 (2018)
- Love Songs 4 the Streets 2 (2019)
- Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 (2020)
- The Voice (2020)
- 7220 (2022)
- The Voice of the Heroes (with Lil Baby) (2021)
Lil Durk Net Worth
Lil Durk is a talented American rapper and singer who has a net worth of $8 million. He is one of the richest American rappers.
Lil Durk’s father, Dontay Banks, Sr., served two unspecified life terms without the chance of release throughout his young life.
Dontay Banks Jr., often known as DThang, was his elder brother. By 2020, Lil Durk has six children. He and his longterm partner, India Royale, are engaged.
- Instagram: @lildurk
- Twitter: @lildurk