Dirk Derrick Banks, better known by his stage name lil durkey, is an American rapper and singer from Chicago, Illinois. He was born on 19 October 1992. Only Family is his collective and record label, and he is the founder and primary member (OTF). Dirk gained a cult following and a record deal with Def Jam Recordings with the release of his Sign to the Streets mixtape series (2013–2014). Dirk’s fifth studio album, Just Cause Yel Weight 2, debuted well on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2020 with the track “Viral Moment” (2020).
Lil Durkey’s Early Life
Dirk was born on October 19, 1992, in Englewood, Illinois, on the south side of Chicago. When he was seven months old, his father was imprisoned, thus he grew up at home with a lot of responsibilities. He found his initial success on social media platforms such as MySpace and YouTube, and as his online fan base grew, he became more interested in the concept of being a rapper. Dirk became more serious about his job at age 17, becoming a parent and leaving Paul Robson High School to join the Chicago street gang.
lil durkey career
Lil Durk was once associated with the Chicago-based rapper Glow Gang, led by Chief Keef, during his early years in the industry. He was never accepted into the Mark, in any case. This clarification resulted in Lil Dirk building his image in the music industry.
Lil Dirk released a mixtape called ‘Life Ain’t No Joke’ after their first two tracks were successful. On the online mixtape distribution platform DatPiff, the mixtape was downloaded several times. The promotion of ‘Life Is Not a Joke’ was greatly aided by online media platforms.
Lil Dirk released another song, ‘L’s Anthem’ in December 2012, which featured French Montana, and became quite popular.
Dirk was able to collaborate with Def Jam Recordings because of the success of L’s anthem, his fourth mixtape for the streets, released on October 14, 2013. The mixtape was only available on Datepiff under the identities of Coke Boys and OTF. (his own). In July 2014, a spin-off of ‘Endorsed to the Streets’ was released.
With the release of her first collection, ‘Recall My Name’ in 2015, she took a huge leap in her career. The album is filled with songs inspired by the brutality of Chicago’s highways, which he faced during his teenage years. The album was a hit, peaking at number fourteen on the Billboard 200.
lil durkey’s family
Dirk Banks was born in the notoriously deadly Englewood neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side. His father, Deontay Banks, began serving a life sentence in 1994. His relationship with India Royal began in 2017. In December 2021, they announced their engagement. They have six children, Skyler, Zayden, Bella, Willow, Angelo and Daumier.
Lil Durk’s physical appearance