Lil Durk was born on October 19, 1992. Lil Durk had to shoulder much responsibility at a very young age because his father was incarcerated when he was 7 years old. Lil Durk recalled that there was time when he didn't have enough food in his home when he was younger. He started his first break through social media channels like Myspace and Youtube. He became more fond of the idea of being a rapper once his online fan base started to grow rapidly than expected. Lil Durk took his career more seriously after becoming a father at 17 and dropping out from high school. Lil Durk attended a Southside high-school by the name of Paul Robeson High School ultimately dropping out his senior year to be a part of the gang war in Chicago.