21 Savage is an American rapper, real name Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, who gained his popularity with his mixtapes: “The Slaughter tape” and “Slaughter King” after which he went only up.
His estimated net worth is getting close to $1 million.
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was born on October 22,1992 in Dominica, a state island in the Caribbean. His mother Heather who was born and raised in Dominica raised him, his four brothers and six sisters which is quite an achievement.
There isn’t much mention of his father other than the fact that he comes from Haiti and that he was a crack dealer. Everybody guesses his mother took the kids and moved to America on his own.
Shayaa never talks about his father because he wasnt a part of his life and he claims that his mother is the only one that ever had faith in him.
He hasn’t finished school due to his violent behaviour and troublemaking and the topping on the cake was when he entered a school with a gun, threatening another pupil.
Every Dekalb County school expelled him until he was finally permanently excluded beginning with the first called Stone Mountain middle school where he pulled a gun like above mentioned.
He says that he never had an intention of finishing high school and that it was just wasting time for him. He always knew that music was the thing he wanted to get involved in.
He started going to a school in Atlanta Metropolitan area but he was soon sent to a youth detention center.
From his early age he was a member of a gang called Bloods and during that period he commited many crimes, following the other members and trying to build a gang reputation for himself.
He was always ready to fight his way up and many people claim that this is the reason why he is so popular as a rapper now. He is also very stubborn and that also brought him additional problems with the police.
During an attempted robbery in 2013 his best friend was killed and Shayaa was also hurt badly after receiving six shots. He barely survived this event. He claims that this changed his life in many ways and that he realized that he needs to protect the people he loves.
After the shooting which almost ended his life, he decided to turn to music. It was a safer way of getting recognized and 21 Savage realized it may be just what he needs.
He began recording hd music at Patchwerk Studios and he was noticed by a very important Atlanta’s rapper named Key!
Key! introduced Shayaa to some producers who could be interested in him and his career was on the move. This caused a huge change in his life and started to run his career much quicker.
At the end of 2014 a producer called DJ Plugg produced his debut single called “Picky” and it was soon released. This was his first big achievement in the terms of publishing his work.
That first single was later released on his first mixtape in spring 2015 which came out with the name “The Slaughter tape”. He was always creative in the terms of naming his tapes.
In tribute of a fellow rapper Gucci Mane (known as the pioneer of trap hip hop) he released an EP “Free Guwop” in collaboration with another rapper Sony Digital.
A while later he was named as one of the members of “Freshman Class” by ” XXL” which is a very prominent American hip-hop magazine. This was his way of getting recognized soon after starting his rapping career and it was a big thing for him.
One month later he released another colaborative EP, this time alongside a rapper and a producer Metro Boomin. The EP was namef “Savage Mode” and this EP became world popular and a big hit on the Billboard 200 chart.
His hit single “X” became Platinum in the United States and this led to his new contract with Epic Records at the beginning of 2017.
He was invited to perform his hit single “X” at a respectable 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards. This was a huge deal for him because it was a chance to widen his fanbase because a lot of similar artists were performing.
He finally finished his first studio album “Issa” which came to the top of US Billboard chart – at No.2. thanks to his new hit single from the album called “Bank Account”.
He surrounded himself with a group of rapoers with similar music expression: Mookie Madri Ga, Young Nudy, Freaky D$MG and Lotto Savage. They call themselves “Slaughter Gang”. They hang out together, discuss music and even collaborate sometimes.
He is a religious men but not in the usual kind of way. His beliefs are connected to his African roots. Ifá is a religion based on African mithology and 21 Savage practises it. It is also known as Yoruba religion because her roots are in Nigeria.
He is currently dating Amber Rose, an American model and an actress who was married to Wiz Khalifa until a few years ago. She is very controversial and this cause a lot of problems. When he appears out with her, he always get photographed by the paparazzi and is constantly being questioned about her.
He almost died after he was shot six times and one bullet ended up in his neck causing severe bleeding. After that he moved away from the streets and worked on his music.
Full name: Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph
Nick name: The Slaughter King and 21 Savage
Date of birth: October 22, 1992
Birth place: Dominica
Occupation: rapper, producer, songwriter
Education: Stone Mountain Middle School, South Gwinnett High School
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African American
Religion: Yoruba religion
Father name: NA
Mother name: Heather Abraham-Joseph
Brother name: 4 brothers (Quantivayus, other names NA)
Sister name: 6 sisters (names NA)
Marital status: dating
Girlfriend: Amber Rose
Sexual Orientation: straight
Pet own: Bulldog Louie Savage
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 72 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Dark brown
Shoe Size: NA
Measurements: 39-13.5-32 in
Distinctive Features: tattoos
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $4 million
Interesting Facts about 21 Savage
He has a very unique and distinctive tattoo on his forehead. He tatooed a dagger between his eyes in the memory of his deceased brother Quantivayus who had a similar tatoo on his face. He loves tattoos and has many more.
The deceased brother died in shooting after a drug deal went wrong and this is the moment when 21 Savage decided he wont be dealing with crimes anymore.
Savage was on the cover of one of New York’s most popular music magazines: Fader.
There were rumours that Drake, a famous Atlanta rapper, bought him a red Ferrari fir his 24th birthday in order to convince 21 Savage to change his record label and sign a deal with his producing label called “OVO Sound”. This has not been confirmed in any way.
He joined other popular rappers who get a part of their incomes by selling T-shirts, caps and hoodies on their web sites. This is his second biggest income of money, after his top-selling albums.
His stage name “21 Savage” comes from the name of his gang, which is number 21, and the word Savage came from him because he thought it will describe his music good.
At 19 he was already a father of two children but there aren’t any information to discover is he today in contact with them. He never talks about them nor the women that gave birth to them so people are convinced that he left them.
His favorite Gucci Mane’s album is “Sun Valley”.
He is very supportive of other artists and claims that all of the rappers should have eachothers backs because music industry is a tough world to conquer.
21 Savage is a prominent American rapper, coming from Dominica. His hit “X” launched him to the top artists in rap music.
He produces a lot of music so he is always on the most popular lists. If he carry on like this he will soon earn his first million.