American rapper Lil Durk is the latest artist to collaborate with global online retailer boohooMAN; this time, on boohooMAN’s fashionably awesome denim line.
Consisting of 11 looks, the collection sees a wide variation of styles and silhouettes, including straight cut, skinny, stretch skinny and slim fit. Design details explore frayed hems, button ups, distressed denim, ribbed and tie dye, whilst a variation of oversized fits, printed fonts, patchwork & stitching provide a choice for everyone.
Matching sets sit at the core of the range, with double denim fits taking center stage. Stand out pieces and Durk’s favorites include the half black half blue set, bone print design and the recurrent smiley face print – a staple for boohooMAN.
Durk has been a long-standing muse for me. He keeps it super authentic with a vibe centered around the whole Chicago wave, which I wanted to capture in the designs of this denim capsule. Creating this collection was effortless but so fun- which I think is reflective of his look on the whole.
Durk has been a long-standing muse for me. He keeps it super authentic with a vibe centred around the whole Chicago wave, which I wanted to capture in the designs of this denim capsule. Creating this collection was effortless but so fun- which I think is reflective of his look on the whole.Shane Chin – Head Of Design, boohooMAN
Lil Durk’s post-drill genre is unique in Chicago’s rap landscape, and alongside contemporaries across the US, he is now carrying his genre across the globe – 2020 marked a huge year for the star and his effortless sense of style has pronounced him as a muse amongst fashion houses and creatives worldwide.
Durks fashion sense is unrivaled. For me, he is one of Chicago’s most compelling narrators- he manages to stay loyal to his roots whilst continuously growing on a global scale and that is exactly the ethos we have at boohooMAN. We are really pleased to have him join the family.boohooMAN CEO, Samir Kamani
For sure, you’re dying to know more details about Lil Durk and his more-than-a-decade-long career in the music industry. So, here’s the 411 on the rapper.
- Who is Lil Durk?
- How old is Lil Durk?
- Where is Lil Durk from?
- Lil Durk’s music career
- Lil Durk’s fashion style
Who Is Lil Durk?
Lil Durk’s real name is Durk Derrick Banks. He’s a rapper, singer and songwriter who began his professional foray into the rap/music scene in 2009 at the young age of 17 – around the time he became a dad, too.
How Old Is Lil Durk?
Lil Durk was born 19 October 1992 – which means he’s just 28!
Where Is Lil Durk From?
Born in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Lil Durk was raised by his mom, a nurse, with his three sisters.
Lil Durk’s Music Career
Lil Durk first gained a social media following through his Myspace account and YouTube. By 2010, Lil Durk formed Only the Family, a music collective. However, his first big break came in 2011 when he received rave reviews for his ‘Sneak Dissin’ music video.
He then released Ima Hitta – his mixtape – that same year, resulting in Def Jam Recordings sending reps to Chicago to reach out to Lil Durk and get him to sign with them.
Long story short, Lil Durk cut a record deal with Def Jam in early 2012.
Some of Lil Durk’s big hits include his fourth mixtape Signed to the Streets, which was called ‘the eighth best mixtape of 2013’ by Rolling Stone. Durk’s debut album Remember My Name, released in 2015, sold 24,000 copies in its first week and peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200.
Later in 2015, the Lil Durk-Dej Loaf collab on the single ‘My Beyonce’ resulted in the single becoming certified gold in 2017 according to the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2017, Lil Durk’s ‘India’ song, dedicated to his girlfriend India Royale, was released as part of his Signed to the Streets 2.5 mixtape. Lil Durk then signed with Alamo Records and Interscope Records in 2018.
Lil Durk has collaborated with fellow rappers through the years. In August 2020, the Lil Durk-Drake collab happened, with the American rapper being featured on Drake’s single ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’. The single landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 during its debut.
One of his latest collabs is his song ‘Stay Down’ released in October 2020, which sees Lil Durk, Young Thug and 6lack rapping about their search for love and loyalty.
Lil Durk’s Fashion Style
Lil Durk describes his personal style as ‘clean, bossed and expensive’, preferring to dress up according to his mood.
He doesn’t mind mixing things up and getting criticized for it – preferring to always keep things authentic for himself.
Hmmm… that’s very boohooMAN of him, don’t you think?