American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois, Durk Derrick Banks, known professionally as Lil Durk, has released a new single titled “All These Hoes” featuring A Boogie.
Born October 19, 1992, Durk is the lead member and founder of the collective and record label, Only the Family (OTF).
Banks garnered a cult following with the release of his Signed to the Streets mixtape series (2013–2014), leading to a recording deal with Def Jam Recordings.
The label would release his debut studio albums, Remember My Name (2015) and Lil Durk 2X (2016). In 2020, Banks made his first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 in April with the single “Viral Moment” off his fifth studio album, Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 (2020).
Lil Durk’s commercial resurgence continued with singles such as “3 Headed Goat” (featuring Polo G and Lil Baby), “Backdoor,” and “The Voice”; his features on Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” and Pooh Shiesty’s “Back in Blood”; as well as his LPs The Voice (2020) and his joint album with Lil Baby, The Voice of the Heroes (2021)—which became his first release to debut atop the Billboard 200.
Born on October 19, 1992, Banks spent much of his early years at home with a great deal of responsibility as his father was incarcerated when he was 7 months old. He recalls that there were times when he did not have enough food at home when he was younger.
He started his first breakthrough social media channels like Myspace and YouTube, and grew fond of the idea of being a rapper as his online fan base started to expand.
Banks took his career more seriously after becoming a father at 17 and dropping out of school at, Paul Robeson High School, in order to join the Black Disciples, a street gang in Chicago.
Soon after joining, he began to get into trouble with the law and served time in October 2011 due to 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.