Laugh Now Cry Later is the latest global hit in which Drake features Lil Durk. In the music world, Durk Derrick Banks has been sensational. For years he has been producing the best rap songs. You might have been listening to him and wondering who Lil Durk is? How much is he worth? And more questions about his early life.
If that’s the case, worry no more as today you will know about that and more about Derrick Banks.
Net Worth: $3 Million
Full Name: Durk Derrick Banks
Date of Birth: 19th October 1992
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
Active Years: 2009 to date
Partner: India Royale
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 72 Kilograms
Early Life of Lil Durk
Seven months after his birth, Lil Durk’s dad (Dontay Banks Sr.) was imprisoned. This left him to have a tough time growing up. Sometimes Derrick used to sleep without eating. Lil Durk used to study at Paul Robeson high school, but after becoming a dad at seventeen, he had to drop out.
At this point, he was becoming an internet sensation on platforms like YouTube and Myspace. Once his online fan started growing, he thought of becoming a professional rapper. Life was tough after leaving school and having a baby.
This made him decide to join. Black Disciples, a Chicago street gang. In 2011 he was arrested for possessing a firearm that has a defaced serial number. Derrick accepted the charges, and his offenses were reduced.
Career Life of Lil Durk
After a brawl with the law enforcers and having a kid, Lil Durk decided to take rapping seriously. In 2011, things didn’t go as planned after he was hoping to join French Montana and Chief Keef’s label, which didn’t happen.
His first two songs were I’m a Hitta and Sneak Dissin. Both tracks had a positive reception, which made him produce a mixtape called Life Ain’t No Joke. He released this mixtape in 2015.
However, the song that made him so famous is L’s Anthem that was remixed and featured French Montana.
Signing to OTR and Def Jam Recordings
The next song after L’s Anthem was Dis Ain’t What U Want. This made him get a deal to sign with Only the Family (OTF) and Def Jam Recordings.
Singed to the Streets was his fourth mixtape, whose release was on 14th October 2013. Almost a year later, he released the sequel to his fourth mixtape.
At that time, he was working on his debut studio album under Def Recordings.
The album’s name was Remember My Name and its release was on 2nd June 2015. The album was to be released on 12th May but was delayed due to issues. My Beyonce was the famous single on the album. The song was certified gold by RIAA after selling more than half a million copies.
Lil Durk 2X was his second studio album, and its release was on 22nd July 2016. Before releasing this album, he did a song with Ty Dolla $ign known as She Just Wanna.
Signed to the Streets 3 was his third studio album under Alamo Records and Interscope Records. He released the song on 9th November 2018. Love Songs 4 the Streets 2 was Lil Durk’s fourth studio album, whose release was in 2019.
Just Cause Y’all Waited, 2 is his fifth album, and 2020 was its release. The top hit in the album was Headed Goat featuring Polo G and Lil Baby.
The Voice is his sixth studio album, and its release was in 2020.
Personal Life of Lil Durk
At the beginning of this piece, I told you that Dontay was jailed when he was seven months. Dontay is serving two life sentences, and according to reports, he won’t get a chance to do parole.
They are only two in his family, and he is the lastborn with his elder brother Dontay Banks Jr. The information we have is that Lil Durk has six children, and his current partner is India Royale.
Lil Durk has undergone a pretty hard time after his cousin and the murder of rapper OTF Nunu in 2014. A year later, OTF Chino Dolla was shot. Chino Dolla was his manager and friend. Last year (2020), King Von was murdered, and he was his close friend.
Other than being with India, he has been in relationships with Nicole Covone from 2008 to 2013. Also, he dated Dej Loaf from 2014 to 2016. When he was with Covone, they got three children, two sons (Zayden and Angelo) and a daughter (Bella).
Total Net Worth
Lil Durk has a net worth of $3 million. He owns sleek cars like a chrome Ferrari worth $293,480, a Bentley that costs about $202,500, and a Porsche whose price is $65,700.
Lil Durk also has a mansion in LA. The home has two swimming pools and a large living area. Derrick has a business that sells hoodies, tees, and much more.