An American rapper who is famously known for his singing and songwriting capabilities, Lil Durk has grown into a successful industry name. It has been over a decade since he started his career. The rapper entered the industry in 2010 and then, went on to launch his own record label, Only the Family or OTF. His hit numbers namely ‘My Beyoncé’ as well as ‘Like Me’ became viral-worthy.
It got both critical and commercial fame. After his popular ‘Signed to the Streets; mixtape, he became a part of the label, Def Jam Records. Today, in the hip-hop industry, Durk worked with some legendary artists like Meek Mill, French Montana, and even Lil Reese. In this article, we will discuss Lil Durk’s net worth and more about his lifestyle.
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Lil Durk Early Life
In Chicago Illinois, Lil Durk was born in the troubled neighborhood of Englewood. Named Durk D. Banks when born on October 19th, 1992, Durk had spent the majority of his lifetime in the streets. The rapper has two sisters and one brother. However, while growing up, Durk’s father, Dontay Banks was always in and out of the prison.
One of his father’s famous arrest stories was when he was caught red-handed with 6 bricks of crack cocaine that had a total worth of $8 million. Generally, there were financial problems and his mother chose to be a nurse to earn money.
Later his father got life in prison and the entire family had to shift to grandma’s house from their beautiful home. In spite of having an interest in basketball, Durk became a part of the gang, Black Disciples in Chicago. He used to study at Paul Robison High School but later dropped out to be a gang member.
Fate took a turn as his childhood interest in making music got noticed when he started uploading on social media. He uploaded it on YouTube and MySpace. The star was also into many legal troubles related to gun charges and using unauthorized weapons due to his involvement with the gangs.
Lil Durk Career
In 2011 itself, he worked with stars like French Montana and Glo Gang. He was charged with having fire possession and also a DUI for which he had to spend time in jail. His first two singles were ‘Sneak Dissin’ which went viral and ‘I’ma Hitta’. Soon, the star released a mixtape with the title, ‘Life Ain’t No Joke’ that got over 216,000 downloads on DatPiff.
Along with his childhood friends, he launched his label, Only The Family. His next mixtape was ‘I’m Still a Hitta’ which dropped in 2012. He was even the guest rapper in singles coming from other rappers namely Fredo, Chief Keef, King Louie, Lil Reese, and also Santana.
In 2013, ‘Singed to the Streets’ was released and it featured in Rolling Stone’s 8th Best Mixtape of the Year. The same year, the rapper was arrested due to unlawfully using a weapon and had a $100,000 bond on him.
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He was released after a month. However, 2015 was a big year for him as he released the debut album named ‘Remember My Name’. In the US Rap chart, it was in the number 2 spots plus at number 14 when it came to the Billboard 200 chart. He even agreed on a label record deal with Def Jam Records.
Durk’s second studio album named ‘Lil Durk 2x’ was released in 2016 and got number 4 and number 5 spots on the US Rap Chart and US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. His breakthrough project was ‘My Beyoncé’ and he got a nomination for the Best Rapper of 2016.
After leaving Def Jam Records, he signed with Interscope Records for his third album, ‘Signed to the Streets 3’. But his most famous work was his 2021 album, ‘The Voice of the Heroes’ which he jointly made with rapper Lil Baby. It was sitting at the top position of the Billboard 200 charts.
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This led to his guest appearance in the most-hyped high-profile Kanye West’s 10th studio album, Donda. He was featured for the track named ‘Jonah’. His most recent release is his song ‘Ahhh Ha’ which came out in February 2022. The star will continue to make music as that is what he loves.
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Lil Durk Personal Life
It is rumored that Durk is a father of six children and from different women. However, the rapper was a father as early as age 17. His relationship status is known as he dated the popular social media figure, India Royale. After 3-years of dating, the two are officially engaged in 2021. The star’s children’s names are Zayden, Bella Banks, Skylar, Willow, Angelo, and Du’mier.
Lil Durk’s Net Worth
Durk has numerous legal issues but despite all the expenses, he has a net worth of $4 million. His royalties and income from his own label have made him quite a good amount of money.
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