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Lil Durk Biography: Personal Life, Facts, Early Life, Career, Awards and more



Lil Durk

Durk Derrick Banks (Born October 19, 1992), referred to expertly as Lil Durk, is an American rapper and singer from Chicago, Illinois. He is the lead part and author of the group and record name, Only the Family (OTF).

Lil Durk Biography

Quick Facts

Birthday: October 19, 1992

Age: 29 Years, 29-Year-Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As Durk Banks

Born In: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Famous As: Rapper, Musicians

Height: 5’11” (180 cm), 5’11” Males



            Spouse/Ex-: Nicole Covone

            Father: Dontay Banks

            Children: Angelo, Bella, Zayden

City: Chicago, Illinois

U.S. State: Illinois

Who is Lil Durk?

Lil Durk is one of the impending American Rappers from Chicago. He was brought into the world as Durk Banks and later took on the stage name Lil Durk. He began showing interest in music since early on and self-delivered his initial blend tapes through his own OTF (Only the Family) mark. After his underlying achievement, he began considering music as his full-time vocation choice beginning from mid-2010. He later endorsed with the recording name ‘Def Jam Recordings and is currently evaluated by experts as the best rapper to be related with the renowned recording name. The fierce neighbourhood where he was conceived and raised antagonistically affected his family. His dad was detained for life in the year 1994 on drug-related charges and his family confronted monetary difficulties during his youth. Chicago’s road viciousness affected a considerable lot of his initial deliveries.

Childhood & Early Life

  • Lil Durk was brought into the world on October 19, 1992, to Dontay Banks and a medical caretaker in Chicago. The name of his mom isn’t known. He has a sibling, D Thang, who is additionally found in a portion of the recordings of Lil Durk.
  • He needed to bear liability at an extremely youthful age as his dad was imprisoned when he was only 7 years of age. In a meeting to a magazine, Lil Durk reviewed that there was not even sufficient food in their home when he was youthful.
  • The savage area in which he was raised profoundly affected Lil Durk. During his youngsters, he was detained momentarily on charges of having weapons.
  • He didn’t get any help to learn music in his adolescence and learned on his own watching music recordings on TV. He considered rap as a full-time vocation after the accomplishment of his two singles ‘Sneak Dissin” and ‘I’ma Hitta’.
  • He began his initial advancement in online media channels like Myspace and YouTube. He was supported when his web-based fan base began developing quickly. Durk could zero in additional on his vocation after he turned into a dad at an extremely youthful age of 17 as he felt more dependable in raising individuals dependent on him.

Career of Lil Durk

  • In the early long periods of his profession, Lil Durk was related with the Glo Gang mark advanced by another Chicago-based rapper, Chief Keef. In any case, he was never endorsed into the mark. Because of this explanation, Lil Durk began to make his own picture in the music world.
  • After the accomplishment of his initial two singles, Lil Durk delivered a mixtape called ‘Life Ain’t No Joke’. This mixtape was downloaded multiple times on the online mixtape dispersion stage DatPiff. Online media stages assumed a major part in advocating ‘Life Ain’t No Joke’.
  • In December 2012, Lil Durk delivered another track called ‘L’s Anthem’ which included French Montana and turned out to be extremely famous.
  • The fame of ‘L’s Anthem’ assisted Durk to go into a joint endeavour with Def Jam Recordings. His fourth mixtape, ‘Endorsed to the Streets’ was delivered on October 14, 2013. The mixtape was solely delivered on DatPiff under the Coke Boys and OTF (his own) names. A spin-off of ‘Endorsed to the Streets’ was delivered in July 2014.
  • The year 2015 denoted a monster jump in his profession with the arrival of his first collection, ‘Recall My Name’. The collection is brimming with tunes dependent on the road savagery of Chicago that he encountered in his adolescence. The collection was a success and positioned fourteen on the Billboard 200 rundown. Yet, the deals of the collection slacked with only 24,000 duplicates sold in the primary week after its delivery. In any case, a solitary in the collection ‘Like Me’ made the collection a sleeper hit as the tune was downloaded/streamed on different occasions on stages like iTunes and Spotify.
  • On December 15, 2015, Lil Durk delivered his 6th blend tape called ‘300 Days, 300 Nights’. A solitary, ‘My Beyonce’ was delivered to advance this blend tape. The single included his affection interest Dej Loaf. Pundits called this blend tape as a reviving change from his previous deliveries which generally chronicled drug brutality in the locality where he was conceived. The blend tape was gotten very well by his fans and hardened the picture of Lil Durk as a developing star in the American music industry.
  • His subsequent collection, ‘Lil Durk 2X’ was delivered on July 22, 2016. A solitary called ‘She Just Wanna’ including another rapper ‘Ty Dolla Sign’ was delivered two months before the arrival of the collection with the goal of making a whiz around his subsequent collection. Durk’s subsequent mark improved reaction than the first.

Major Works

  • The third mixtape delivered by Durk, ‘Life Ain’t Joke’ subsequent to neglecting to turn out to be important for the Chicago based music name stays one of his significant works till date. It made him sure with regards to making a full-time vocation in music.
  • The accomplishment of his first collection ‘Recollect My Name’ was set up for Lil Durk to arise as a capable artist. The collection was likewise positioned number 2 in the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Awards & Achievements of Lil Durk

  • In the year 2016, Lil Durk was named the Rapper of the year by the popular music blog ‘Underground Interviews’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Lil Durk is hitched to Nicole Covone and has two children named Zayden and Angelo and a girl, Bella.

In the year 2014, Durk’s cousin McArthur Swindle was killed by mobsters in Chicago. McArther Swindle was attempting to turn into a rapper who was working with Lil Durk and was important for his OTF group at the hour of his homicide.

In the year 2015, Lil Durk’s director Uchenna Agina was shot and killed by mobsters of Chicago. This hit Lil Durk extremely hard as he and his chief used to battle against crowd savagery in America.



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