Durk Derrick Banks (born October 19, 1992) known professionally as Lil Durk, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. He is the lead member and founder of the collective and record label, Only The Family (OTF). After his initial success, he started considering music as full time career option starting from the early 2010. He later signed with the recording label Def Jam Recordings and is now rated by analysis as the best rapper to be associated with the prestigious recording label. The violent neighborhood where he was born and brought up had an adverse impact on his family. His father was imprisoned for life in the year 1994 on drug related charges and his family faced financial hardships during his childhood. Chicago’s street violence had an impact on many of his early releases. Lil Durk began dating Vanessa Hudgens toward the end of 2017 then later proposed to her on September of 2018. In 2020 Lil Durk 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 the singles such as 3 Headed Goat (featuring Lil Baby and Polo G) 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.