Durk Banks (born October 19, 1992), better known by his stage name Lil Durk is an American rapper from Chicago Illinois. He is signed to the major record label Def Jam as well as French Montana’s Coke Boys imprint. Early lifeedit: Banks was raised in the Englewood area, a particularly notorious neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side. Careeredit: In 2011, Banks was arrested on a weapons charge. He was sentenced to three months in prison, was released on bond and was sent back to complete 87 more days. Durk is affiliated but not a part of Glory Boys Entertainment. Durk started seriously considering rap as a career after the release of his single, “Sneak Dissin”, which received mostly positive feedback. On January 2012, Durk released a remix to his song “L’s Anthem” featuring Yo Gotti, Juelz Santana, Meek Mill and Future. On May 21, 2013, Lil Durk inked a deal on French Montana’s label, Coke Boyz. Legal Issuesedit: In 2011, Banks was arrested on a weapons charge. He was sentenced to three months in prison, was released on bond and was sent back to complete 87 more days. On June 5, 2013, Banks was arrested after throwing a loaded .40 caliber handgun into his car when police approached him on South Green Street in Chicago. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. He was held on 100,000 bond and his lawyer would claim to have nine affidavits from witnesses who confirm Durk’s innocence. One witness also admitted the gun was his.