Genres: Alternative/Indie, Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock
Born William Frederick Durst in Gastonia, NC on Aug. 20, 1970, he was raised in dire poverty by his mother, Anita. She remarried when Durst was two and the family relocated to Jacksonville, FL. He developed an immediate attraction to the city's break-dancing culture in the early eighties, and soon broadened his interests to rap and turntablism. The full-frontal assault of 1980s hardcore punk captured Durst's imagination while in high school, so he shifted his lyrical attention from the nimble wordplay of hip-hop to punk's brawnier, more angst-ridden focus. He struggled to find work after high school, eventually joining the U.S. Navy. After completing his tour of duty, he attempted to break i...
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