Durk Derrick Banks, better known by his stage name Lil Durk, is an American rapper and vocalist from Chicago, Illinois. He was born on October 19, 1992. Only the Family is his collective and record label, and he is the founder and primary member (OTF). Durk gained a cult following and a record deal with Def Jam Recordings with the release of his Signed to the Streets mixtape series (2013–2014). Durk’s fifth studio album, Just Cause Y’all Waited 2, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2020 well with the track “Viral Moment” (2020).
Early Life of Lil Durk
Durk was born on October 19, 1992, in Englewood, Illinois, on the south side of Chicago. His father was jailed when he was seven months old, thus he grew up with a lot of responsibilities at home. He had his initial success on social media platforms such as Myspace and YouTube, and as his online fan base increased, he became more interested in the concept of being a rapper. Durk became more serious about his job after becoming a parent at the age of 17 and leaving out of Paul Robeson High School to join the Black Disciples, a Chicago street gang.
Career of Lil Durk
Lil Durk was once linked to the Glo Gang, a Chicago-based rapper led by Chief Keef, during his early years in the industry. He was never accepted into the mark, in any case. Lil Durk began to carve his own image in the music industry as a result of this explanation.
Lil Durk released a mixtape called ‘Life Ain’t No Joke’ after his first two tracks were successful. On the online mixtape distribution platform DatPiff, this mixtape was downloaded several times. The promotion of ‘Life Ain’t No Joke’ was aided greatly by online media stages.
Lil Durk released another song, ‘L’s Anthem,’ in December 2012, which featured French Montana and became quite popular.
Durk was able to collaborate with Def Jam Recordings because of the success of L’s Anthem, Endorsed to the Streets, his fourth mixtape, was released on October 14, 2013. The mixtape was only available on DatPiff under the identities of the Coke Boys and OTF (his own). In July 2014, a spin-off of ‘Endorsed to the Streets’ was released.
With the release of his debut collection, ‘Recall My Name,’ in 2015, he made a huge leap in his career. The album is jam-packed with songs inspired by the cruelty of Chicago’s highways, which he encountered during his teens. The album was a hit, charting at number fourteen on the Billboard 200.
Family of Lil Durk
Durk Banks was born in Chicago’s South Side’s infamously deadly Englewood neighborhood. Dontay Banks, his father, began serving a life sentence in 1994. His relationship with India Royale began in 2017. In December 2021, they announced their engagement. Skyler, Zayden, Bella, Willow, Angelo, and Du’mier are his six children.
Physical Appearance of Lil Durk