What is the story of Lil Durk net worth? Known professionally as Lil Durk, he is a rapper from the United States and has a net worth of $8 million. Only the Family (often abbreviated as OTF) is a record label that he established. Durk earned considerable notoriety after the 2013 release of his mixtape series “Signed to the Streets,” which finally resulted in him obtaining a record deal with Def Jam.
Lil Durk Net Worth: Biography
Banks birthday is on October 19, 1992 in Englewood, which is located on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Because his father was arrested when Banks was only seven months old, Banks grew up with a significant amount of responsibility at home. When he was younger, he recalled that there were periods of time when he and his family did not have enough food available at home. It was on social media platforms like Myspace and YouTube that he had his initial breakthrough, and as the size of his online fan following expanded, he became increasingly enthusiastic about the prospect of a career as a rapper. Banks took his work more seriously after these two life-changing events: becoming a dad at 17, and leaving Paul Robeson High School to join the Black Disciples, a street gang in Chicago. Soon after he joined, he started getting into legal issues and spent time in October 2011 for weapons crimes, including possession of a pistol with a defaced serial number. He had gotten into legal trouble soon after he joined the gang. According to the documents filed in the case, he ultimately entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of aggravated illegal use of a weapon.
Lil Durk Net Worth: Career
In the year 2011, Durk began to pursue a career in music more seriously. After his attempts to sign with Chief Keef and French Montana’s record companies fell through, he started to consider rapping as a “full-time career” following the debut of his two singles, “Sneak Dissin'” and “I’ma Hitta.” Both of these which were met with generally positive feedback from listeners. Durk announced the release of his third mixtape, titled Life Ain’t No Joke, on October 19, 2012. DatPiff statistics show that the mixtape has been downloaded more than 216 thousand times as of September 22, 2015. Releasing the song “L’s Anthem” for the second time in December 2012, Durk did a remix for it and invited French Montana to appear on it for the new version.
As a result of the success of “L’s Anthem” and the single that served as its follow-up in 2013, “Dis Ain’t What U Want,” Durk agreed to enter into a joint venture agreement with his collective Only the Family and Def Jam Recordings.
The fourth mixtape by Durk, titled Signed to the Streets, was finally made available for download on DatPiff for the first time on October 14, 2013, after a few delays. It includes two cameo performances by a former member of the Glo Gang named Lil Reese, as well as production credits from Paris Bueller and Young Chop, amongst others. In order to promote the mixtape, eight music videos were made available online: “Bars Pt. 2,” “Oh My God,” “Dis Ain’t What U Want,” “100 Rounds,” “Bang Bros,” “Traumatized,” and “Hittaz.” “Times” was also given its own music video. Later on, Rolling Stone would rank Signed to the Streets as the eighth best mixtape of 2013, placing it in eighth place. Lil Durk disclosed that he was in the process of recording his first album for Def Jam during an interview that took place on October 22, 2013, with XXL. Additionally, Durk was selected to be a member of the XXL Freshmen Class of 2014.
Signed to the Streets 2 was the sixth mixtape that Durk released, and it came out on July 7, 2014.
Remember My Name is the name of Durk’s debut studio album, which he announced on March 25, 2015, along with the album’s original release date, which was May 12 of that same year. The first song from the album, titled “Like Me,” and featuring Jeremih, was made available for digital download on the same day. Remember My Name was scheduled to be released on May 12, 2015. However, on April 20, 2015, Durk announced that the release date would be pushed back to June 2. He also showed the official album cover and stated that the release date will be moved to June 2.
Remember My Name, Durk’s debut studio album, was made available to the public as scheduled on June 2, 2015. The album was successful as it reached its highest position on the Billboard 200 chart at number fourteen with a total of 28,000 equivalent album units; in its first week of release, it sold a total of 24,000 copies, with the remaining unit count being credited to streaming activity and track sales. On December 15, 2015, Durk dropped his sixth mixtape titled 300 Days, 300 Nights, which was released later in the year. The song “My Beyoncé,” which contains the rapping of Detroit’s Dej Loaf, was the only single that was released in promotion of the mixtape. On November 20, 2015, the single was made available for purchase. In the beginning of 2016, a music video for “My Beyoncé” was made available online. The Recording Industry Association of America awarded the single with the gold certification on June 5, 2017, showing that it had sold more than 500,000 copies of its single equivalent.
On July 22, 2016, Lil Durk presented the world with his second studio album, titled Lil Durk 2X. Previously, in the month of May, he disseminated the album’s lead single, titled “She Just Wanna,” which included Ty Dolla $ign. “Money Walk,” which also features Yo Gotti, and “True” are two of the follow-up songs that were released in support of the album. Remember My Name, his last album, reached its highest position on the Billboard 200 chart at number twenty-nine, whereas this new album only reached number twenty-nine.
In the latter part of November, same year, Durk issued his seventh mixtape, titled “They Forgot.” Meek Mill, Lil Reese, Mozzy, OTF Ikey, 21 Savage, Hypno Carlito, Dej Loaf, YFN Lucci, and BJ the Chicago Kid are some of the artists who make cameos on the mixtape. Although C-Sick, ChopSquad DJ, Donis Beats, DP Beats, LeekeLeek, Kid Wonder, London on da Track, TY Made It, and Young Chop were responsible for the creation of the song, it was released in 2013. The single “Baller” served as promotional material for the mixtape. The RIAA awarded gold certification to Durk’s single “Like Me,” which was released in support of his debut studio album Remember My Name, on December 7, 2016.
Throughout the course of 2017, Durk released a number of mixtapes, including Love Songs for the Streets in February, Supa Vultures in August (which was a collaborative mixtape with Lil Reese), Signed to the Streets 2.5 in October, and Bloodas in December (which was a collaborative mixtape with Tee Grizzley).
Durk made the announcement that his twelfth mixtape will be published the following day at midnight, and that his debut mixtape, titled Just Cause Y’all Waited, would be available for digital sale. This news was shared on March 29, 2018. At the same time, he said unequivocally that his obligations under his contract with Def Jam Records had been met. Just Cause Y’all Waited was made available for download on Apple Music and the iTunes Store the next day, which marked Durk’s debut as a free agent. Since that time, Just Cause Y’all Waited has been made available to download or stream on a variety of different platforms. Since then, the mixtape has established itself as Durk’s first non-album effort to reach the top of a Billboard chart. It reached its highest point on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at number twenty-eight, the Billboard 200 at number fifty-seven, and the Rap Albums list at number twenty-two.
Durk has also revealed that he will be working on a project called Durkio Krazy alongside DY, who is a producer for 808 Mafia. This project has not yet been launched.
Durk made the announcement that he has signed with Alamo Records and Interscope Records on July 27, 2018. He then released his third album, titled Signed to the Streets 3, under the Alamo/Interscope label on November 9, 2018. Gunna, Young Dolph, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Future, Kevin Gates, Lil Baby, Lil Skies, TK Kravitz, and Ty Dolla Sign are among the artists who make cameos on the album as special guests. Lil Durk’s fourth studio album, titled Love Songs 4 the Streets 2, was released on August 2, 2019, and serves as a sequel to the Love Songs 4 the Streets mixtape that he originally released in 2017. A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 21 Savage, Key Glock, King Von, Meek Mill, and Nicki Minaj all make cameos on the album as special guests. In the United States, the album reached its highest position on the Billboard 200 chart at number four.
Life and Relationships
Lil Durk follows the religion of Islam in his daily life. Dontay Banks Sr., Lil’ Durks’s father, was sentenced to two life terms without the possibility of release. The details have never been disclosed. Durk is a father to six children, all of which were born to him by a different woman. Angelo, Bella, Zayden, Du’mier, Skylar, and Willow are the names he has given to his children.
In 2021, Lil Durk announced his engagement to India Royale, a model who is active on Instagram.