Durk Derrick Banks (born October 19, 1992), known professionally as Lil Durk, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. He 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) before dropping the artist in 2018. 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.