20 Things You Didn’t Know About Little-Gone-Big Lil Durk

1. If Lil Durk chose Lil Durk as his alias, it’s because Durk is his real first name in the civil status (his name is Durk Derrick Banks) and that he is only 70 meters tall.

2. His father was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release when Lil Durk was not even two years old. Arrested in 1993, in July 1994 Dontay Banks Sr. was convicted of running a crack and cocaine trafficking ring.

However, he eventually regained his freedom 25 years later, in 2019, after appealing the decision.

3. As a teenager, Lil Durk also almost went very wrong: he was a member of the Black Disciplesone of Chicago’s most feared gangs.

4. Founded in 2010, his collective Only The Family (King Von, Booka600, Boss Top…) mainly includes members of the Black Disciples

5. Lil Durk became a father at 17.

Far from stopping there, ten years later, at age 27, he was the father of six children (Angelo, Bella, Zayden, Du’mier, Willow and Skyler), born to four different mothers.

Still, last year he tweeted out loud “want another son”.

6. In the early 10s, Lil Durk began his career as a rapper under Chief Keef. However, he never signed on his label Glory Boyz Entertainment, then ended up falling out with him for reasons that were never really established.

Today, however, the two men are on good terms.

7. Another rapper to have taken him under his wing: French Montana. Although he claimed to be a member of the Coke Boys at the time, Lil Durk never made a contractual commitment with the crew, something he later regretted half-heartedly.

“French showed me things I always wanted to see. I didn’t sign with him because I was young and stupid. »

8. Despite fame, over the years, many of his relatives died a violent death.

In 2014, his OTF member cousin McArthur Swindle was shot and killed by an opposing Chicago gang.

Ditto for his manager Uchenna Agina in 2015.

On June 6 last year, his older brother DThang was shot in the head as he was leaving a strip club. He was 32 years old.

All this, without of course forgetting King Von.

9. In June 2019, he was arrested with King Von for attempted murder. According to the prosecutor, they allegedly killed a man in Atlanta a few months earlier to steal his car and $30,000.

Incarcerated, they had to respectively pay bail of 250,000 and 300,000 dollars.

ten. All these hardships pushed Lil Durk to convert to islam.

The one who called himself the “Allah of Chicago” (an expression he regrets today) now multiplies the references to his faith in his verses – in the recent in the bible of Drake, he can for example be heard saying “I am a Muslim/I trust the Koran”.

11. In October 2021, he announced on the networks want to go back to school.

“I want to get my baccalaureate. I want to challenge myself. »

12. Invited in 2014 by Lacrim on his song We dont do thatLil Durk seems to have particularly enjoyed the experience, even though he doesn’t speak a word of French.

It was crazy to work with a foreign rapper (…) When we shot the video, I understood what he was talking about. […] Everything was fine, we were talking about the same things “.

Eight years later, it is rumored that a second feat would be in the pipeline.

13. Good attention, booking Lil Durk is not free. The rapper recently made it known that he was taking $100,000 for a showand $350,000 for a feature if he ” Do not know “.

14. Last July, several men broke into his home. Present on site with his girlfriend, Lil Durk supposedly replied by firing. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

15. If Lil Durk is not not present on donda by Kanye Westit’s simply because he missed his plane to join ‘Ye in the studio.

16. Released on March 11, 7220the seventh album is her first to chart number 1 in the charts in the first week with 120,000 copies sold.

Note, however, that Lil Durk had previously climbed to the top step of the podium, not solo, but in duo, with Lil Baby for The voice of heroes in 2021.

17. The title 7220 refers to postal code of the address where her grandmother livedas well as the title of the autobiography published in 2021 by his mother, Lashawnda Woodard.

18. As surprising as it may seem, Benny The Butcher raves about Lil Durk.

Although the fine blade of the Griselda Records label offers a rap light years away from his own, rather than entering into a sterile squabble with Lil Durk because his album Tana talk 4 come out the same day as 7220he prefers to play the appeasement card.

“I could never rage on him. I respect his journey, it took him 10 years to get where he is. Besides, he and I work with guys in common. Between him and me, everything is cool. »

19. With the exception of his little person, Lil Durk feels that right now the three best rappers in the game are Lil Baby, Kodak Black and 21 Savage.

20. Does Lil Durk make $40 million a year? In any case, this is the sum that his deal with Def Jam would bring him if we are to believe his statements.

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