Lil Durk

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Lil Durk
Birth nameDurk D. Banks[1]
Born(1992-10-19) October 19, 1992 (age 21)
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2011–present
LabelsOTF, Coke Boys Records, Def Jam
Associated actsLil Reese, Fredo Santana, French Montana, Meek Mill
 
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Lil Durk
Birth nameDurk D. Banks[1]
Born(1992-10-19) October 19, 1992 (age 21)
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2011–present
LabelsOTF, Coke Boys Records, Def Jam
Associated actsLil Reese, Fredo Santana, French Montana, Meek Mill

Durk Banks (born October 19, 1992), better known by his stage name Lil Durk is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is signed to the major record label Def Jam as well as French Montana's Coke Boys imprint.

Early life[edit]

Banks was raised in the Englewood area, a violent neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.[2]

Musical career[edit]

In 2011, Banks was arrested on a weapons charge. He was sentenced to three months in jail, was released on bond; he was then sent back to do 87 more days.[3] Durk was affiliated with Glory Boys Entertainment early in his career but never signed with them. Durk started seriously considering rap as a career after the release of his single, “Sneak Dissin”, which received mostly positive feedback.[4] On December 2012, Durk released a remix to his song "L's Anthem" featuring Yo Gotti, Juelz Santana, Meek Mill and Future.[5] On May 21, 2013, Lil Durk inked a deal on French Montana's label, Coke Boys. [6]

After a couple delays, on October 10, 2013, his fourth mixtape Signed To the Streets got released on DatPiff. It was released under his own label OTF and Coke Boys. It features two guest appearances from Lil Reese and production credits from Paris Bueller, Young Chop and more. [7] There has been released 7 music videos for the mixtape. For "Bars Pt. 2", "Oh My God", "100 Rounds", "Dis Ain't What U Want", "Bang Bros", "Traumatized" and "Hittaz". Signed to the Streets would be named the eighth best mixtape of 2013 by Rolling Stone.[8] On October 22, 2013, in an interview with XXL Lil Durk said he was working on his debut album with Def Jam and the Coke Boys collaboration album.[9] He was planning to release his fifth mixtape, Fuckery, on January 5, 2014. However, on January 6, 2014, Lil Druk stated on Twitter that Def Jam told him not to release the free mixtape.[10]

Legal issues[edit]

In 2011, Banks was stopped for drinking in his car and arrested on a weapons charge. He was sentenced to three months in jail, was released on bond and was sent back to complete 87 more days.[3][11]

On June 5, 2013, Banks was arrested after allegedly throwing a loaded .40 caliber handgun into his car when police approached him on South Green Street in Chicago. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.[12] He was held on $100,000 bond and his lawyer would claim to have nine affidavits from witnesses who confirm Durk's innocence. One witness also admitted the gun was his.[13] Banks was released on July 18, 2013.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with year released
TitleAlbum details
TBA
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: OTF,Def Jam ,Coke Boys
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
TitleAlbum details
I'm A Hitta[14]
  • Released: August 26, 2011
  • Label: OTF
  • Format: Digital download
I'm Still A Hitta
  • Released: April 3, 2012
  • Label: OTF
  • Format: Digital download
Life Ain't No Joke[15]
  • Released: October 19, 2012
  • Label: OTF
  • Format: Digital download
Signed To The Streets
  • Released: October 10, 2013
  • Label: OTF, Coke Boys
  • Format: Digital download
Coke Boys 4
(with Coke Boys)
  • Released: January 2, 2014[16]
  • Label: Coke Boys, Evil Empire
  • Format: Digital download
Signed To The Streets 2
  • Release date: 2014
  • Label: OTF, Coke Boys
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsMixtape
US
US R&B
US Rap
"L's Anthem"2012I'm Still A Hitta
"Dis Ain't What U Want"2013Signed to the Streets

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Beef"2012Lil Reese, Fredo SantanaDon't Like
"Wild Niggas"Fredo SantanaIt's A Scary Site
"I Want It All"King LouieShowTime
"It's On"Bo DealWelcome To Klanville
"Katrina"Lil MouseMouse Trap
"I Gotta Sack"Chief KeefN/A
"I Love Money"King Louie
"We That"Frenchie, YodieGBE's For Greater Glory 2.5
"Both Sides"[17]2013Juelz Santana, Jim JonesGod Will'n
"Been About It"Chaz Gotti, Trae tha TruthVoice of Dunk
"S.O.S. (Smash On Sight)"Cap1, Lil ReeseIt
"ChangeFredo Santana, Gino Marley, Capo & BalloutFredo Kruger
"Usher Raymond"Fly-Ty, Cap1, Juelz SantanaN/A
"All We Do"Chinx DrugzCocaine Riot 3
"Frontline"SBOEAll We Got Is Us
"Clout"485Duwop Gang
"Wassup"Lil Reese, Fredo SantanaSupa Savage
"Ride"RondoNumbaNineReal Nigga 4 Life
"Only In Broward"Maro-Murk, Kidd KiddN/A
"Lettin Up"Lil Bibby, Lil HerbWe Mean Biz
"Brothers"L'A Capone, RondoNumbaNineSeparate Myself

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