Dontay Banks

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Celebrity Father (1950)
Sun Mar 26 2023
By   sujan

People recognize Dontay Banks as a father of multi-talented American rapper, composer and performer Lil Durk. Both his son Lil and DThang are the founders and main members of the rap group Only the Family.

Obtaining famous on your own is an accomplishment, but getting renowned because of your children is nothing short of a privilege. Our Celebrity Father Dontay Banks, the father of Lil Durk, is in a similar scenario.

Why Dontay Banks Get Arrested?

Dontay has a gloomy and tragic history of imprisonment. He was a drug dealer having ties to several crooks in the underground. Dontay, on the other hand, found himself surrounded by tragic circumstances when he returned.

Dontay Banks With His Son Dontay Banks Jr And Lil Durk 
Source: legendpeeps

Furthermore, Banks was jailed in 1993 in Chicago after being caught up in a crack distribution operation. Durk was born in July 1994, when Banks was sentenced to life in prison. Banks won his appeal after 22 years in prison and was released in 2019 after almost 25 years. Lil Durk claims that his father, Dontay Banks, was imprisoned because he refused to inform on Larry Hoover.

Dontay Banks Eldest Son DThang Died in 2021

The 32-year-old rapper Dontay Banks Jr with the stage name DThang didn't have the same commercial success as Lil Durk, but he was dedicated to his profession, and his fans adored his songs.

American rapper Late DThang Passed Away at 36
American rapper Late DThang Passed Away at 36
Source: Instagram@money_making_dthang

DThang was shot and died outside a nightclub at 7900 South Loop in Chicago on June 5, 2021, according to media reports. At the age of 32, Dthang died tragically.

According to the inquiry, witnesses claimed that DThang died on the spot. However, no sufficient evidence against the shooters has been found. The police are currently investigating the case. Several well-known rappers and artists have acknowledged DThang's death. 

Lil Durk was also Charged with Assault For Shootout At Atlanta Mall. The shooting left four people injured, including a young boy caught by a stray bullet. 

Net Worth Of Dontay Banks

Dontay has not been involved in professional work yet. However, his son Durk, an American rapper, is one of the most well-known and well-known rappers in the world. Lil has a net worth of $3 million as of 2021 whereas, Edward Dejesus Benzino's son Benzino has a net woth of $400 thousand.

American Rapper, Performer Lil Durk 
Source: Instagram@lildurk

Durk has six studio albums to his credit, all of which have been tremendous hits. Every time he appears, his musical venues are nearly sold out. As a result, Durk deposits a sizable sum of money into his accounts from tours and performances. However, he earns over $100,000 a year from his enterprises and tours.

On the other hand, Dthang had accumulated significant wealth in the music industry. Before he died, he had amassed a net worth of almost $800 thousand.


Dontay Banks Sr was born in 1950 in the United States of America, in Chicago. Dontay, on the other hand, is an American citizen who follows the Islamic faith. Unfortunately, there aren't many details about him available right now. Most probably, he is at the age of 60s.

According to reports, Since Dontay Banks Sr was imprisoned, Lil Durk and his brother felt a strong sense of responsibility to the family. Since both children were young, he has had a tremendous desire to learn more about music.

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