Durk Banks (born October 19, 1992), better known by his stage name Lil Durk, is an American hip hop recording artist and singer-songwriter. He is the leader of his own collective, Only the Family. Durk Banks was born on October 19, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. In 2011, Banks would start taking music seriously.