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. Lil Durk joined the Black Disciples after dropping out of high school. Soon after joining he begin to get into trouble with the law as well as served a bit of time. In October 2011, he was hit with 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. In 2013 Lil Durk was also arrested again with a loaded . 50 caliber handgun in Englewood on an early Wednesday morning after he threw the gun into his vehicle and locking it afterwards. Chicago Police gained a warrant to search the vehicle, found the loaded handgun, and arrested the rapper without incident.