Lil Durk is a $8 million rap musician. Only the Family (OTF) is his musical label. Durk’s 2013 mixtape “Signed to the Streets” led to a record deal with Def Jam. Lil Durk is a Chicago-based rapper and singer. Only the Family’s founder and main member (OTF). Durk’s Signed to the Streets mixtape series (2013–2014) resulted to a record deal with Def Jam.
The label released Remember My Name (2015) and Lil Durk 2X before dropping him in 2018. (2016). Durk’s fifth studio album, Just Cause Y’all Waited for 2, featured the tune “Viral Moment” (2020). Lil Durk’s commercial rise continued with singles including “3 Headed Goat” (with Polo G and Lil Baby), “Backdoor,” and “The Voice,” as well as cameos on Drake’s 2020 single “Laugh Now Cry Later” and Pooh Shiesty’s “Back in Blood.”
19 October 1992 in Chicago. Lil Durk grew raised in Englewood on Chicago’s South Side. As a young child, Durk’s father was arrested. Durk remembers being hungry as a child.
Durk’s first big break came via MySpace and YouTube. Durk became a parent at 17 and dropped out of high school to join the Black Disciples gang. He had run-ins with the law and pleaded guilty to aggravated unauthorised gun use.
2011 was Lil’ Durk’s debut mixtape. Sadly, he was also detained for gun charges around the same time. After being released, he resumed rapping. In 2012, he published “I’m Still a Hitta.” A fan favourite, Sneak Dissin’, he began guesting on tracks by musicians like Lil Reese, Fredo Santan, King Louie, and Chief Keef. He released another mixtape in 2012.
In 2013, he released “Signed to the Streets” and appeared on tracks by Jim Jonez, Trae da Truth, and Chinx Drugz. “Signed to the Streets” scored seventh on Rolling Stone’s 2013 mixtape list. Early in 2013, he was reincarcerated but released before summer. Remember My Name was his debut album for Def Jam. The album topped the US Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop charts and the Billboard 200.
Lil Durk 2x debuted at #4 on the US Rap chart, #5 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and #29 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2016. “My Beyonce” peaked at #21 on the US Rap chart. Lil Durk has worked with Meek Mill, French Montana, Travi$ Scott, will.i.am, Young Thug, Boosie Badazz, and RiFF RaFF. 2016’s Best Rapper nominee.
Durk’s track “Viral Moment” from his 2020 album “Just Cause Y’all Waited for 2” premiered on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2020. “3 Headed Goat,” featuring Polo G and Lil Baby, “Backdoor,” and “The Voice” boosted Lil Durk’s commercial success. In 2021, he released “The Voice of the Heroes” with Lil Baby, which became his first Billboard 200 #1. Lil Durk appeared on Kanye West’s “Donda” in 2021.
Muslim Lil Durk. Lil’ Durks’ father, Dontay Banks Sr., served two life sentences. Never disclosed: Durk has six children by six different women. He has Angelo, Bella, Zayden, Du’mier, Skylar, and Willow.
McArthur “OFT Nunu” Swindle was killed. Uchenna OTF Chino Dolla Agina, Durk’s manager, was assassinated in March 2015. On November 6, 2020, Lil Durk’s pal King Von was also killed in Atlanta. Dontay “DThang” Banks Jr. was murdered in a Chicago nightclub on June 6, 2021. Durk was burgled in 2021. After he and his fiance shot, the culprits fled. Nobody was hurt.
Lil Durk’s legal troubles persisted after his 2011 weapon indictment. After 87 days on bond, he returned to prison. After being confronted by police, Banks allegedly threw a loaded weapon into his car on South Green Street on June 5, 2013. Lil Durk was jailed on $100,000 bond. His lawyer claimed to have nine witness affidavits proving Durk’s innocence, including one from the gun’s owner. 2013’s Durk premiered.
A shootout occurred just hours before a gig at Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts in September 2015, killing one guy and injuring Lil Durk’s tour bus. Durk was not detained or questioned, according to reports. Dirk was arrested in August 2016 on felony gun charges; they were eventually dropped.
Durk and King Von were arrested in June 2019 for attempted murder. Two men robbed and shot a man outside an Atlanta drive-in, say prosecutors. An SUV and $30,000 are said to have been taken. Durk and Von were released on $250,000 and $300,000 bail, respectively.