Durk Derrick Banks, better known by his stage name Lil Durk, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead member and founder of his own collective and record label, Only the Family. His debut album, Remember My Name, was released on June 2, 2015. His single “My Beyoncé” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000 copies.
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Durk Derrick Banks, better known by his stage name Lil Durk, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead member and founder of his own collective and record label, Only the Family. His debut album, Remember My Name, was released on June 2, 2015. On June 5, 2017, the single “My Beyoncé” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000 copies. Durk is a member of the Black Disciples, a Chicago-based hip-hop gang. He dropped out of high school in his senior year to be a part of the gang war in Chicago. In October 2011, he was hit with gun charges, including possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon, according to court records. In December 2012, Durk released the track, called \”L’s Anthem\”, which was remixed, featuring French Montana, as a re-release. On July 7, 2014, he released his fifth mixtape, the sequel to Signed to the Streets. On March 25, 2015, he announced the title of his debut studio album Remember My name and revealed its original release date, May 12. However, on April 20, 2015,. Durk announced that the May 12 release date was delayed; he also revealed the official album cover and announced that its release had been pushed back to June 2. The album peaked at number fourteen on the Billboard 200 with 28,000 equivalent units; it sold 24,000 in its first week, with the remainder of its sales attributed to streaming activity and sales sales.
Later that year, DurK released his sixth mixtape,. 300 Days, 300 Nights, on December 15, 2015; it features two guest appearances from former Glo Gang affiliate Lil Reese, along with production credits from Paris Bueller and Young Chop, among others. The only single released in promotion for the mixtape was \”MyBeyonce\”, which features Detroit rapper Dejjj. A music video for the single was released in November 2015, which features Loaf Loaf. In March 2016, LilDurk was named part of XXL’s 2014 XXL Freshmen Class. He has a son, who was born in July 2013. He became a father at 17 and dropped out from high school. 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. In 2013, he accepted a joint venture deal with his collective Only the family and Def Jam Recordings. He was arrested again with a loaded. 50 caliber handgun in Englewood on an early Wednesday morning after he threw the gun into his vehicle and locking it afterwards.