21 Savage is an American Hip Hop recording Artist. The young rapper has been making a name for himself within the hip-hop community since the release of his first mixtape in 2015. Let’s take where it all started for him.
Born on 22nd October 1992, She’yaa Bin Abraham came into the world at Newham Hospital in Plaistow, London, England. His mother and father, Heather Carmilla Joseph and Kevin Cornelius Emmons were British citizens with Dominica and Haitian roots.
This couple got divorced in an early stage of Sheyaa’s life, which is when he and his mother decided to change house and settled in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. At that time, he was at the age of 7. Despite mother and son living in the USA, the parents also had twin daughters, Kyra and Jayda Davis, who are professional dance choreographers. They are still living in London with their father.
Living in the USA, it took the mother and child a while to get settled; however, his mother entered a new relationship with Dr. Amsu Anpu and British ex-pat, and they have more children. Her first son had a stepbrother, Quantivayus, also known as “Tay-Man,” who unfortunately died in a shooting after an attempted drug deal (which inspired the rappers dagger tattoo on his forehead).
When he was twelve, there was no school accepting him due to misbehaviour and carrying the gun in DeKalb County School. Because of this, he had to move to different schools before being sent to a custody center for the younger population. He completed his eighth grade after being freed from this institution but through a substitute program.
Soon, the young star turned to illegal activities, involved in organized thefts; he joined a street gang and became a drug trader. In 2011, the 19-year-old rapper lost his business partner and fellow gang member in a shoot out.
The circumstances that occurred on his 21st birthday kickstarted the young man’s rapping career. Receiving money through his deceased friend’s uncle, he forwarded it to give himself some studio time in late 2013. Then in November of 2014, the recording artists debut single, “Picky,” was aired. Produced by DJ Plugg, it was also featured on his launched mixtape, The Slaughter Tape, which was let out the following year in May 2015.
The mixtape received many impressive reviews, one in particular from “Interview Magazine,” naming him an “underground hero in Atlanta”. Within the month, he aired a cooperative E.P. titled, Free Guwop, with Sonny Digital. A tribute E.P. to their friend and fellow rapper Gucci Mane. Towards the end of the year, after finishing more studio time, rap star announced his second mixtape, Slaughter King, on the 1st December 2015.
In 2017, his first record, Issa Album, was ready. The song collection rocketed up the charts and debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The lead single from the album, “Bank Account,” reached number 12 on the Billboard hot 100. Both respectable figures from a debut album.
Rubbing shoulders with the greats of the game, he was featured on Post Malone’s single, Rockstar, which hit the top spot at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and smashed many records. This was his first number 1 song. The artist continued to work hard and focus his mind and energy on music and realized his wrongdoings when he younger.
In December 2018, Savage released his second album, “I Am > I Was.” The album debuted at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. With 18,000 pure records purchased and 131,000 album units, it was his first U.S. number one on the music scene.
Featuring appearances from Travis Scott, Post Malone, Childish Gambino, Offset, J. Cole, Gunna, Lil Baby, Project Pat, and Schoolboy Q, the album had everyone expecting the best. The first single from this music collection was “A Lot,” vocalized by guests J. Cole. It hit number 12 on the U.S. Billboard 100.
21 Savage Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, 21 Savage has an estimated net worth of $12 million, which is a serious number for being in rapper waters for three years only! He is currently selling his luxurious house in Atlanta worth $799 thousand.
Having been involved in gang-related activity and not finishing his education, this young American recording artist has come through leaps and bounds and given people, his fans, music to stand by. With both his albums rocking the charts and guest vocals on many of his peer’s records, we can expect to see a lot more of this young man in the future, with a long career in Hip Hop music ahead of him.