Lil Durk’s Father, Big Durk Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Prison Sentence, Release, Pictures

June 6, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Big Durk, whose real name is Dontay Banks, Sr., later changed to Abdul Haqq, was a major player in a crack-cocaine distribution ring and is the father of acclaimed Chicago rap star, Lil Durk.

He was known for his involvement in the drug trade and was eventually arrested and sentenced to prison.


  • Full Name: Dontay Banks, Sr., and Abdul Haqq
  • Stage Name: Big Durk
  • Born: [Date Unknown]
  • Age: [Age Unknown]
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Drug dealer
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Banks
  • Siblings: Unknown
  • Spouse: Lashawnda Woodard
  • Children: 2, Lil Durk and DThang
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $8 million

Early Life and Education

Big Durk, whose real name is Dontay Banks, Sr., later changed to Abdul Haqq, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

He was raised by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Banks, and grew up with his siblings, although their names are unknown. Information about his early life and education is currently unknown.


Big Durk was a major player in a crack-cocaine distribution ring in Chicago, USA, from 1980 to 1990. He was known as the drug lord of Chicago during that time.

He is also the father of Durk Derrick Banks, known professionally as Lil Durk, an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois.

In 2010, Lil Durk released a freestyle to Gucci Mane & Plies’ “Wasted” and gained attention for his singles “Sneak Dissin'” and “I’ma Hitta”. Despite failed attempts to sign with other labels, he pursued a full-time career in rap.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @lildurk
  • Facebook handle: Lil Durk

Personal Life

Big Durk, whose real name is Dontay Banks, Sr., changed his name to Abdul Haqq and was married to Lashawnda Woodard. The couple has two children together, Lil Durk and DThang.

However, Big Durk was eventually arrested in 1993 for his involvement in a crack cocaine distribution ring. He reportedly had over 8 million dollars in his possession at the time of his arrest.

After spending over 25 years in prison, he was finally released on February 12, 2019. His son, the Chicago rapper Lil Durk, tweeted the good news of his father’s release from prison.

Net Worth

Big Durk, also known by his real name Dontay Banks, Sr., is the father of the famous rapper Lil Durk, whose net worth is currently unknown. However, his son, Lil Durk, has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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