Durk Banks is a rapper who is originally from Chicago. He made a collaboration with Def Jam Recordings and this is one of the reasons he is famous today.
Durk was born on October 19, 1992 in Illinois.
He spent his childhood in Englewood which is on southern side of Chicago.
He took music seriously when he was 19 and he worked with another rapper from Chicago called Chief Keef. He was supposed to be involved into their Glo Gang, but he never did because he didn’t want to sign a contract.
His first two songs were called “Sneak Dissin” and “I’ma Hitta”. Both of these songs received a nice words and this was perfect for a new rapper just in the industry. He got encouraged and made a new mixtape.
This mixtape was called Life Ain’t No Joke. It has been downloaded over 210 000 times and the platform it was posted on was DatPiff.
In his next track he featured French Montana, and later worked with Future, Yo Gotti, Meek Mill and others. Some of these collaborations never actually made it to selling.
Since his song “L’s Anthem” was really popular and sold really well so he decdied to make a song that’ll be like a chapter 2 of the Anthem. The song was called “Dis Ain’t What U Want” and not only was it succesful, but it gained him a contract with Def Jam Recordings.
His fourth mixtape “Signed to the Streets” came in 2013, again on Datpiff, and it featured Glo Gank and Lil Reese. Songs he made with these guys got music videos and the mixtape was rated number eight by Rolling Stone.
He worked on an album with Coke Boys and he was just about to publish his fifth mistape called Fuckery, but sadly his record label told him that he cannot publish it because some sort of violation happened.
In the spring of 2015, he revealed the release date of his new album Remember My Name.
He didn’t wait no longer to post the album’s debut single too. It was called “Like Me” and it featured Jeremih, a fellow rapper.
The album’s release date was later moved, but he released the official album cover.
The album was publish in June of 2015 and it became a huge hit. It was number 14 on Billboards’ 200 and it was one of the most streamed songs in that year, in the genre.
His second album was called Lil Durk 2X and it was published in 2016. He featured a lot of artists, but the most famous one is Ty Dolla $ign.
His seventh mixtape is his most popular mixtape. In was released in 2016 and it contained songs made with Lil Reese, Dej Loaf, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Donis Beats, Kid Wonder, LeekeLeek and many more.
Everyone knows that Lil Durk fell in love with Dej Loaf, a fellow rapper with whom he actually made a song called “My Beyonce”.
Lil Durk had some troubles after being called out by J.Cole a singer who released his fourth studio album and sang about Lil Durk in his lyrics. He called him “Lil whatever” and said that he is a fake drug dealer that missed his bus. Although people aren’t sure is is related to Lil Durk, Lil Yachty or Lil Uzi Vert, J. Cole sure did get a respond from Banks.
Lil Durk had a really hard time in 2015 because he just got into the business without having to struggle, he found a good manager and signed to a record house, but things just kept going downwards.
He kept getting threatening messages on his social media and later his manager Uchenna Agina, was asassinated in Chicago. He was sitting in a restaurant and somebody shot him multiple times, once in the head.
Durk though that this was the result of the threats since not only was his manager killed, but his cousin, Mc Arthur Swindle was killed a year before that.
Full name: Durk Banks
Nick name: Lil Durk
Date of birth: October 19, 1992
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: musician, rapper
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African American
Father name: Dontay Banks
Mother name: NA
Brother name: NA
Sister name: NA
Marital status: dating
Girlfriend: Dej Loaf
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: Bella, Zayden and Angelo
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Measurements: 38-14-32 in
Distinctive Features: tattoos
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $1 million
Interesting Facts about Lil Durk
Lil Durk was included in the Freshman Class of 2014 where all of the new and best rappers of the year are included. This gave his career a big push.
Lil Durk had a lot of issues with the state since he was arrested multiple times.
He was first arrested on a weapon charge and he spent a few months in a prison cell. He was released, but later came back to serve three more.
Next time he was arrested, it was because police pulled him over because of his driving. The driving itself wouldn’t be a problem, but Banks thew a handun into his care when he saw police.
In 2014, he had a lot of problems with the law reinforcements too, this time because he was accused. A person who murdered someone said that the weapon they used can be found in Durk’s house. They found nothing and the charges were dropped.
His fans had a few conspiracy theories where his relationship with Dej Loaf was completely fake because they were seen together only on stages and they never kissed where there are no camera’s.
As it turns out, they are together for quite some time now and Durk said that he took the relationship very serious since he really loves her and doesn’t want her to think that he is faking it.
Lil Durk was married to Nicole Covone and they have two children together. He says that their relationship was something really nice and that they just split in interests when the children got old enough to stay with the mother only. He still visits them and takes care.
He has a third child with a different woman and he doesn’t really say a lot about her. The only thing we know is that their third child, Zaydan, isn’t really happy of not seeing dad too often. Durk said this in one of his interviews.
Durk was born in a very rough neighborhood where kids get beaten up oftenly. He says that he learned how to fight for himself because he had to defend all of the time.
His brother, D Thang, is really important to him. He says that he is really sorry they don’t see each other more often.
Lil Durk is a famous rapper from Chicago who has a net worth of $1 million dollars and people are suspecting that part of it isn’t from singing.