Dontay Banks Sr. is an American famed personality who is best recognised as the father of Lil Durk, One of Def Jam’s crop of Chicago rappers and leader of his own collective, OTF (Only the Family). His debut album, Remember My Name, peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200.
He self-released his first few mixtapes in 2011 when he started pursuing his music seriously. Moreover, Dontay Banks was arrested in 1993 after being caught up in a crack-cocaine distribution ring in Chicago. Banks was sentenced to life in prison in July 1994, when Durk was just a baby. After serving 22 years, Banks won his appeal and, after nearly 25 years, was granted freedom in 2019.”
Dontay Banks Height & Weight
How tall is Dontay Banks? He is very handsome, good-looking, and tall. He has glowing skin. And, he stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall (178 cm/ 1.78 m). Also, after maintaining his body structure, his body weight is 70 kg.
Dontay Banks Age
Dontay Banks’s exact date of birth is not known. He is in his 50s. He holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Dontay Banks Wife
Dontay Banks is a married man. Moreover, his wife name is not known.
Moreover, his son, Lil Durk, throughout his childhood, his father, Dontay Banks, Sr., had been serving two life sentences without the possibility of parole, with no disclosed details.
He had an older brother, Dontay Banks Jr Known as “D Thang”. As of 2020 he has six children. He is in a relationship with India Royale.
On May 31, 2014, Durk’s cousin, rapper McArthur “OTF Nunu” Swindle, was murdered. Then, on March 27, 2015, Uchenna “OTF Chino Dolla” Agina, Durk’s friend and manager was also shot dead.
On November 6, 2020, Lil Durk’s close friend King Von was murdered in Atlanta. On June 6, 2021, Durk’s brother Dontay “DThang” Banks Jr was shot and killed outside a Chicago Nightclub.
In the early hours of July 11, 2021, Durk was targeted in a home invasion where him and his girlfriend exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Nobody was harmed and the suspects fled the scene.
Banks is Sunni Muslim. His beliefs are said to be motivated by his time in prison, and just simply by the Chicago demographic.
Dontay Banks Wiki/Biography
|Real Name||Dontay Banks|
|Age||50 years old (As of 2021)|
|Famous As||Father of Lil Durk|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Wife||Name Not Known|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Dontay Banks Now
Lil Durk’s father, Dontay Banks, Sr., was arrested in 1993 after being caught up in a crack-cocaine distribution ring in Chicago. Banks was sentenced to life in prison in July 1994, when Durk was just a baby. After serving 22 years, Banks won his appeal and, after nearly 25 years, was granted freedom in 2019.”
Lil Durk Biography
Born on October 19, 1992, Durk grew up with a great deal of responsibility at home as his father was incarcerated when he was seven months old.
He recalls that there were times when he did not have enough food at home when he was younger. He started his first breakthrough on social media channels like Myspace and YouTube, and grew fond of the idea of being a rapper as his online fan base started to expand.
Durk took his career more seriously after becoming a father at 17 and dropping out of school at, Paul Robeson High School, in order to join the Black Disciples, a street gang in Chicago.
Soon after joining, he began to get into trouble with the law and served time in October 2011 due to gun charges, including possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.
He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon, according to court records.
Dontay Banks Facts
Dontay Banks’s son, who’s real name is Michael Golden, was arrested on Oct 13, 2021, in connection to a shooting in Atlanta that injured a six-year-old boy.
A total of four people were injured including the child and all victims are expected to survive. Reports stated the child was struck by a stray bullet, as he exited a parked vehicle.
This latest news follows Lil Durk becoming the face of a brand new Beats By Dre campaign. On Monday, Beats By Dre headphones announced that Lil Durk is joining them in a new campaign with luxury fashion company A-Cold Wall*.
Boona now faces four felony charged of aggravated assault with intent to murder.