Lil Durk is an American hip hop recording artist and singer-songwriter. He is the leader of his own collective, Only the Family. In 2011, Banks would start taking music seriously. After plans to sign with Chief Keef  and French Montana’s labels fell through, he considered rapping as “a full-time career” after the releases of his two singles, “Sneak Dissin'” and “I’ma Hitta”, each of which received generally positive feedback. On October 19, 2012, Durk released his third mixtape, Life Ain’t No Joke. As of September 22, 2015, the mixtape has been downloaded over 216,000 times on DatPiff.

Birth Name

Durk Banks

Nickname

Lil Durk

Profession

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter

Genres

Hip Hop, Trap, Drill, R&B

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Only The Family (OTF), Def Jam, Coke Boys

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Durk was born on October 19, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Age

He is currently 26 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

African / American

Religion

Christianity

Education

Lil Durk went to the Paul Robeson High School. However, he dropped out of the high school in the 10th grade.

Family Details

  • Father – Dontay Banks
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – D Thang (Younger Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Lil Durk has dated –

  • Nicole Covone (2008-2013) – Lil Durk got involved with Nicole Covone in the summer of 2008. They reportedly got married soon after. She gave birth to their first son when Lil was 17 years old. Also, he decided to change his lifestyle and become more serious about his work after the birth of his son. Overall, Durk and Covone have two sons named Zayden and Angelo. They also have a daughter named Bella.
  • Dej Loaf (2014-2016) – As per reports, Lil Durk started going out with fellow artist Dej Loaf in August 2014. However, their relationship wasn’t taken seriously until he kissed her on the stage. It was widely assumed that it was a mere stunt to grab attention on the social media. Their collaboration single, My Beyoncé, was released in November 2015 to critical acclaim. Their relationship came to an end by the end of 2016. He later revealed that they were too busy with their respective careers due to which they didn’t have much time for each other.

  • India Royale (2017-Present) – Towards the end of 2017, Durk was reported to be going out with social media personality, India Royale. The basis of these relationship rumors was that they were seen together in a snapchat video. They eventually made their relationship public. She has even got his name tattooed with a heart on the left side of her torso.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters – 1.8 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 72 kg
  • In Pounds – 158 lbs

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

8 (US) / 7.5 (UK)

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Having released couple of commercially successful and critically acclaimed singles such as My Beyoncé and Like Me. Having collaborated with established hip hop stars such as French Montana, Lil Reese and Meek Mill.

Album Debut

In June 2015, Lil Durk released his debut studio album, Remember My Name. The album sold 24,000 copies within the first week and peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200 music charts.

Film Debut

Lil Durk hasn’t been cast in any theatrical film till date.

Television Debut

In 2016, Lil Durk made his first TV show appearance on the music show, Revolt Sessions.

Brand Endorsements

Lil Durk has done endorsement work for Ethika clothing, Luc Belaire & Young and Reckless. clothing

Style Quotient

Cars & Bikes

The budding artist takes extra interest when it comes to cars. He has a customized all chrome Ferrari, a red Bentley and a Porsche. His extensive collection of cars proves that he has a great sense of taste and each one of them has unique characteristics.

House

He lives in a luxury Hollywood mansion in Los Angeles. The house is exquisitely designed with a spacious living area, two pools with a grandeur outlook.

Awards & Nominations

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Lil Durk Best Rapper of 2016 Nominated

Lil Durk Favorites

Lil Durk’s favorite things are unknown.

Lil Durk Net worth

Lil Durk net worth is estimated to be $3 million dollars as of 2019. The artist had on-and off kind of music career because he was jailed many time during his career. Much of his earnings comes from music.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lil Durk

  • After dropping out of school in the 10th grade, he started participating in gang activities.
  • Durk Banks started his music career at his early age and learned music by watching TV videos. At 19, he took music seriously and worked with fellow rapper Chief Keef.
  • Lil Durk had a rough childhood and had to take care of his family at his early age as his father was arrested in drug case.
  • The violent neighborhood in which he was brought up had a deep impact on Lil Durk. During his teens, he was incarcerated briefly on charges of possessing weapons.
  • In 2011, Durk was arrested on a weapon charge and sentenced to three months in jail. He was arrested multiple times and was on and off the jail.
  • His two children Angelo and Bellara were born to his wife Nicole Covone, however the third child Zayden was born to another woman. he hasn’t disclosed a lot of information about her yet.
  • He follows fashion and is always noticed with sophisticated accessories like watches, glasses and jewelry. Lil Durk is also a fan of dirt bikes.
  • In 2011, Lil Durk was arrested by the authorities on the gun charge and was eventually sentenced to serve 3 months in jail. He was eventually released on a bond but was later sent back to serve 87 days more in the prison.
  • In 2013, he signed a joint venture deal between his record label “Only the Family” and “Def Jam Recordings”.
  • In June 2013, Lil Durk threw his loaded handgun into his car after police approached him in Chicago, leading police to arrest him and charge him with unlawful possession of a gun by a felon.
  • In 2014, his house was searched by the authorities after a second-degree murder convict claimed that Durk had guns at his place.
  • In 2014, his cousin McArthur Swindle was shot dead by mobsters in Chicago. He was a member of Only the Family crew.
  • In 2016, he was arrested on felony gun charges but was cleared of disregarding probation in August. The felony gun charges were later dropped by the judge.
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