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

TO THE POINT POINTS

  • 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

Here is a tune that will sound familiar to you, the Z listener.

And maybe some that aren't so familiar...