Z107.3  wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.

This week we put the artist spotlight on Lil Durk.

REAL NAME: Durk Derrick Banks

BIRTHDAY: October 19, 1992

WHERE FROM: Chicago, Illinois

MUSICAL CONNECTIONS: Drake, Chief Keef, French Montana, Lil Reese, Paris Bueller, Young Chop, Jeremih, Dej Loaf, Ty Dolla $ign, Meek Mill, Mozzy, OTF Ikey, 21 Savage, Hypno Carlito, YFN Lucci, BJ the Chicago Kid, C-Sick, ChopSquad DJ, Donis Beats, DP Beats, LeekeLeek, Kid Wonder, London on da Track, TY Made It, Tee Grizzley, DY, Young Dolph, Gunna, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Future, Kevin Gates, Lil Baby, Lil Skies, TK Kravitz, Key Glock, King Von, Nicki Minaj, Polo G, OTF Nunu


  • Durk actually founded his own record label called Only the Family
  • This artist started out as the man of the household since he grew up with his father incarceration
  • Lil Durk used social media sites like YouTube and Myspace to publish his work
  • He actually didn't start as a rap artist but seemed to fall more into the role as he gained more fans through social media
  • Lil Durk became a young father at the age of 17 and dropped out of high school
  • He started participating in gang activity after dropping out of high school in senior year
  • The gang life lead to Lil Durk pleading guilty for gun charges in 2011, then arrested again in 2013, again, on gun charges
  • He released singles and mixtapes from 2011 through 2014, gaining connections with other rappers and industry heads
  • March 2015 Lil Durk released his debut album Remember My Name
  • Since 2015, Lil Durk has released more mixtapes and studio albums, has certified gold by the RIAA and hit the Billboard 200
  • Now, he's featured on the Drake song 'Laugh Now Cry Later' and has become Durk's first top 40 hit as well as his first top 10 hit

All information obtained by Wikipedia

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