Lil Reese’s Dad “Big Reese” will be gaining his freedom today. The Supa Savage took to Twitter to announce his pops’ impending release.
“Pops come hme 2da,” Reese wrote.
Reese’s pops is a Chiraq OG. Chi Town rapper Leoski D made mention of the original Supa Savage in the Traksurg-produced song “Cut From A Different Cloth.”
Leoski raps, “Ask Lil Reese where I’m from, n-gga/Cause me and Big Reese bust them guns, n-gga.”
Lil Durk is also awaiting the release of his father, Dontay Banks aka “Big Durk.”
The “Remember My Name” rapper opened up on his father’s incarceration during an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club.
“My father been in jail 22 years,” Durk said. “I rock with him. Everyday, talk to him on the phone. I was going to visit him. He had a big name in the streets, so it was like he was here.”
Durk revealed a new Chicago law would allow his father to be released from prison in a few years.
“He had life. They passed that new rule in Chicago… that new law, so he a be home in a couple years, like three,” he said.
Durk said his father was locked up for drugs.
“They ain’t even catch him on drugs. They locked him up cause he didn’t snitch on Larry Hoover.
Durk joked he’d get his pops up-to-date with technology upon his release.
“He used to track phones,” he said. “I gotta get him on point with iPhones, all types of sh*t.”
Durk announced his father’s life sentence was overturned a few months ago via IG.
“Last post was a rush just know pops finna touch down soon #BIGdurk ain’t got life nomo,” he wrote on IG.
Durk shed more light on the circumstances that led to his father’s imprisonment in episode four of Noisey’s “Chiraq” documentary.
“My daddy was one of the big guys,” recalled Durk who was only seven months at the time of his father’s arrest. “I seen a lot of it growing up…like I say, my head was just everywhere. I’m like man ‘I wanna be just like him.’”
“They say he got caught with like eight million dollars and like six bricks,” he added.
Durk wrote on Twitter his father was thrown the book for not snitching.
“They gave my daddy life in jail for not telling #realnigga,” Durk wrote.
A then-25-year-old Banks was labeled the ringleader of a criminal enterprise that included associates Robert Shipp, 21; and 25-year-old Mario Dunlap and Alton Mills, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Banks was a high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Banks’ suppliers received significantly lower sentences due to their cooperation with prosecutors.
Carneil Simmons, 48, and L.C. Godfrey, 54, plead guilty for their roles in drug distribution and testified against Banks and his cohorts.
They told prosecutors they distributed more than 85 kilos of c------ to Banks from fall 1991 to May 1993, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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