Lil Durk Biography

A Lil Durk Biography | The Story of A Chicago Rapper | 2022

Durk Derrick Banks also known as Lil Durk was born on October 19, 1992. Lil Durk is his professional name which is known all over the world. He is an American singer and rapper from Illinois (Chicago).

Lil Durk’s father’s name is Dontay Banks, and his brother’s name is Dontay Banks Jr (D Thang). He is OTF / Only the family’s founder and lead member. OTF is a rap collective from Chicago, Illinois (U.S), and Lil Durk had formed this group in 2010.

Lil Durk is a handsome boy with a dashing personality. He is 5 feet 9 inches in height, and his weight is 73 kg. He has long blonde hair and has blistering brown color eyes.

Birthdate of Lil Durk  October 19, 1992
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, and Rapper
Born cityChicago, Illinois, United States of America
His height5’11” (180 cm)
Spouse/ExNicole Covone 
Zodiac signLeo  
Lil Durk height5 Ft 9 inch.

Early Life and Education

Lil Durk Biography

His father was imprisoned when he was only seven years old, so responsibility came on his shoulder at a very young age. He spent his early years with duties at home.

 He told the media that when he was young, there used to be a shortage of food in his house sometimes. He was raised in a violent neighborhood, and that’s why he had to go to jail for possessing weapons during his adolescent years. 

His fan following started multiplying, and after the increment of the fan following, he launched his first breakthrough, Myspace, and YouTube. Which proved to be very successful for him, and he slowly started climbing the ladder of progress.

After the success of ‘I’m a Hitta’ and Sneak Dissin, Lil Durk chose rap as a full-time career, and they were his singles. He did not get any support in his childhood, and he retained his talent by watching music videos. He used to practice watching music songs playing on TV, which proved to be very helpful for him in becoming a famous American rapper and singer.

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Lil Durk Career in music   

Lil Durk Biography

Lil Durk album

The year was 2011 when Lil Durk started taking a high interest in music. Lil Durk released his two songs, “Sneak Dissin” and “I’m a Hitta,” Both these songs got an excellent response from the public and got a good reception as well. When the plan for singing with French Montana and Chief Keef’s labels drew a blank, he liked to explore rapping as a “full-time profession”.

The mixtape of Lil Durk was “Life Ain’t No Joke,” which was released on October 19, 2012. On DatPiff, this mixtape was downloaded by people over 216,000 times (As of September 22, 2015). Social media has a big hand in making this mixtape popular and a hit.

In December 2012, he re-released his single “L’s Anthem“, including French Montana. It had been reworked!

When he released his single “Dis Ain’t What U Want” and “L’s Anthem“, he gained more popularity. After this, in 2013, he accepted a contract with his collective OTF/ Only the Family and Def Jam Recordings.

After some delays, his fourth mixtape, “Signed to the Streets,” was released on October 14, 2013, via Datpiff. It was released under the OTF (his own) labels and coke boys. Later in 2014, its sequel ‘Signed to the Streets, was released by him.

Lil Durk released his first album in 2015, which proved to be a big hit for him. it was ‘Remember My Name’. This album is full of songs based on Chicago’s street violence. He experienced a lot when he was just a child.

‘Remember my name’ became a significant hit as well as it ranked on the Billboard two hundred (200) list, at number fourteen. When it was released, the first-week album’s sales lagged with its 24,000 copies. On the contrary, the album’s single ‘Like Me’ made his first album a hit as the single was downloaded several times on iTunes and Spotify platforms.

Lil Durk Biography

Lil Durk released his 6th mixtape called ‘300 Days, 300 Nights’ on December 15, 2015. A single named ‘My Beyonce’ was released to promote this mixtape. His fans and audience liked this mixtape very much, and his name gradually increased in the American music industry after this hit mixtape.

His single featuring Ty Dolla Sign’ she just wanna’ was released. Lil Durk released his second album, ‘Lil Durk 2X’ on July 22, 2016. 

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Lil Durk net worth

 Lil Durk is the founder of the record label OTF/Only The Family, and his net worth is $3.5 million. (As of January 2021)

Major hits of Lil Durk 

● The third mixtape – ‘Life Ain’t Joke’.

● His first album- ‘Remember My Name’. (This album ranked no. 2, in the category of R&B/Hip-Hop).

Awards & Achievements of Lil Durk 

Lil Durk Biography

● Lil Durk was named ‘rapper of the year’ in 2016 by the famous music blog ‘Underground Interviews’.

Personal Life of Lil Durk 

Lil Durk kids 

Lil Durk tied a knot with Nicole Covone. He has two sons Angelo banks and Zayden banks, Du’mier Banks, Skyler Banks (fifth-born child), Willow Banks, and a daughter, Bella. Indie Royale and Lil Durk have been in a relationship since 2017, and he even proposed to her at a Chicago concert.

Lil Durk’s cousin McArthur was murdered by mobsters In the year 2014 in Chicago. McArthur Swindle was a part of the OTF crew and was working with Lil Durk.

Mobsters shot manager of Lil Durk Uchenna Agina In the year 2015 in Chicago. He became very upset. 

Discography of lil dusk

Lil Durk Biography
Mixtapes: 12
Compilation albums: 5
Studio albums: 6 Singles: 136

Lil Durk Instagram

Lill Durk is on Instagram as DURKIOOO (@lildurk). He is most active in his Instagram account and keeps sharing photos of his life’s moments. Recently his Instagram account has 12 million followers, and with Jason’s colossal fan following.

Final Words

Lil Durk’s story is one of the rags to riches. From humble beginnings in Chicago, he struggled to make ends meet and was living on the streets at one point. But it was his love of music that kept him going, and today he has continued to prove himself as an artist who can create hits and songs that people want to hear again and again.

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