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
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