He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 19, 1992. Durk D. Banks, commonly known as Lil Durk, grew up in the rough Englewood neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side. Durk’s father was sentenced to prison when he was only seven months old. When Durk was a kid, he remembers there being times when there wasn’t enough food in his house.
Durk’s initial break came through social media at a young age, on sites like MySpace and YouTube. Durk became a parent for the first time at the age of 17 and dropped out of Paul Robeson High School to join the Black Disciples, a Chicago street gang. He got into legal difficulty and was arrested on many gun counts, eventually pleading guilty to aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Lil Durk’s Net Worth
On Sunday, Lil Durk came to Instagram to debunk allegations that his net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
“They took 3 million dollars from my bank account.” “Whoever did that failed math class cuz I got that in Richards just,” the rapper wrote beside a photo, hinting that his Richard Millie watch collection is worth that much on its own.
According to recent sources, the Chicago rapper is correct. Durkio revealed in October that he and Lil Baby had sold 250,000 tickets, with a profit of $15 million, following the announcement of their tour.
Meanwhile, Lil Durk tied Taylor Swift for the most Billboard Hot 100 hits in 2021, with 41 songs, including eight Top 40 hits, according to Chart Data.
Regardless of his exact net worth, there’s no disputing Durkio is enjoying his best life. At 107.5 WGCI’s Big Jam performance in Chicago last month, the rapper proposed to India Royale.
He got down on one knee and presented his longtime lover with the ring, saying, “You know I love you to death.” “You’ve been a rock for me while I’ve been through a lot.” You’re the most genuine person I’ve ever met, and I adore you. “Would you like to be my wife?” I inquire.
In 2011, Lil’ Durk released his first mixtape. Regrettably, he was arrested for firearms charges around the same time. He went back to focusing on his rap career after getting freed a few months later. In 2012, he released his second mixtape, “I’m Still a Hitta.” His song “Sneak Dissin'” gained a lot of attention, and he started doing guest spots on other artists’ songs, such as Lil Reese, Fredo Santana, King Louie, and Chief Keef. In 2012, he followed up with another mixtape.
In 2013, he became more well-known after releasing another mixtape, “Signed to the Streets,” and guesting on tracks by Jim Jonez, Trae da Truth, and Chinx Drugz, among others. “Signed to the Streets” was rated the 8th Best Mixtape of the Year by Rolling Stone in 2013. He was sent to prison in early 2013 but was released in the middle of the summer. After signing with Def Jam Records, he released his first studio album, Remember My Name, in 2015. The album charted at #2 in the US Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop categories, as well as #14 on the Billboard 200.
Lil Durk’s second studio album, Lil Durk 2x, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Rap chart, #5 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and #29 on the Billboard 200 list in 2016. “My Beyonce” (with Dej Loaf) was his most successful hit, reaching #21 on the US Rap chart. Meek Mill, French Montana, Travi$ Scott, will.i.am, Young Thug, Boosie Badazz, RiFF RaFF, and others have all worked with Lil Durk in the past. He was nominated for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Rapper.
Durk’s track “Viral Moment” off his fifth studio album, 2020’s “Just Cause Ya’ll Waited 2,” initially charted on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2020. Singles like “3 Headed Goat,” which featured Polo G and Lil Baby, as well as “Backdoor” and “The Voice,” helped Lil Durk gain additional commercial success. “The Voice of the Heroes,” his collaborative album with Lil Baby, was released in 2021 and made his first Billboard 200 chart debut. Lil Durk was a guest on Kanye West’s tenth studio album “Donda” in August 2021.
Def Jam Records is a record label based in the United States
Durk eventually signed a deal with Def Jam Recordings. He’d be open to a partnership between his label OTF and Def Jam. Signed to the Streets was his debut mixtape under the agreement.
The mixtape yielded the smash track Dis Ain’t What You Want, and he was named to the 2014 XXL Freshman Class. Durk had firmly established himself as one of the industry’s greatest young rappers.
He was ready to take a break from mixtapes and release his first studio album. He would do just that on October 2nd, 2015, when he released Remember My Name. In its first week, the album reached number 14 on the Billboard 200, selling over 24,000 copies.
Lil Durk 2x, his second studio album, was released under the Def Jam label. The album reached number 29 on Billboard’s top 200 charts. The album underperformed, as Durk had hoped to outperform his previous release.
As a result, Durk sought a fresh start and parted ways with Dej Jam Records, becoming a free agent. He released Just Cause Ya’ll Waited exclusively on Apple Music in March 2018 as an independent artist. The mixtape would become the first non-album effort to chart on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 57.