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- First NameLil Durk
Lil Durk is a popular rapper, and controversial American celebrity best known for his rap songs like They Forgot, Just Cause Y’all Waited, On My Soul, etc. His career started in 2011 and has since made a name for himself as one of the biggest upcoming talents in the rapping industry.
Durk also has a record label that he owns called Only the Family. The label has released multiple albums.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Lil Durk?
Lil Durk has a net worth of around $4 million dollars as of April 2022. He made this net worth primarily from a career as a rapper. He started rapping after releasing a few tracks on YouTube and Myspace. Later, he started focusing on rapping more seriously after dropping out of high school.
After initially starting out on social media as a rapper, he slowly became a professional rapper and was planning to sign with Chief Keef and French Montana’s labels, but he was never signed by their labels.
He then released two mixtapes, “Sneak Dissin'” and “I’ ma Hitta.” Then he released his next mixtape Life Ain’t No Joke, which got huge critical and audience acclaim.
The L’s Anthem and Dis Ain’t What U Want, got him attention from industry professionals; he was then signed to Only the Family and Def Jam Recordings. With help from his new label, he released his fourth mixtape titled Signed to the Streets.
Lil Reese was featured on the mixtape, which later spawned the sequel Signed to the Streets 2. He released his first studio album on June 2, 2015, titled Remember My Name. The album charted well in the US charts and reached second place on the US R&B/ Hip Hop charts selling 48,000 copies.
A year later, he released Lil Durk 2X on July 22, 2016, which could not reach the success of Remember My Name.
After this, on November 9, 2018, he released Signed to the Streets 3, which also did fairly well on the charts.
Love Songs 4 the Streets 2 came out on August 2, 2019. The album was rated decent by most outlets, Metacritic rated the album 73/100, and AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5.
Durk has been arrested multiple times; the first time he was arrested was back in 2011 for illegal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to jail for 90 days and released on bond later but had to go back to serve 87 days.
On June 5, 2013, he was arrested again after police found him throwing a gun into his car when they approached him. Due to his prior conviction, he was held in custody with a $100,000 bail. He was released on July 18, 2013.
He also made the headlines when a shooting took place before his concert on September 4, 2015, leaving his tour bus damaged and a man dead. He did not face any police questioning or charges.
Also, he once paid $250,000 million bonds for firing a gun in a public place.
Interesting: His father was sent to prison when he was 7 years old.
Lil Durk was born Durk Derrick Banks, aka Durkio Smurkio, on October 19, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA to Dontay Banks. He went to Paul Robeson High School and became a father at the age of 17. He dropped out after becoming a father.
As of April 2020, he is 27 years old and has six children. Banks has had a rough childhood and has seen a lot of bloodshed. His cousin, McArthur “OTF NuNu” Swindle, was murdered, and then his manager was also shot dead.
Regarding his relationships, he is dating India Royale in April 2020 as per data from various online sources. Before this, he has dated Dej Loaf, Nicole Covone, among others.