If we were to ask you whether or not you are familiar with the work of a man that goes by the name of Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, there is a good chance that your response would be negative. Well, that is the real name of rapper 21 Savage. Many of his fans believe that he is an American rapper, but he is English, which also might be news to you.
We are talking about a famous musician who rose to the top of his profession a couple of years ago, 2015 and 2016 mostly. Ever since then he has enjoyed quite a lot of mainstream success, deservedly so. One of the most famous of his collaborations was the one with Post Malone. Song “Rockstar” is still to this day as popular as ever.
He was born back in 1992 in London. One more fun fact regarding 21 Savage is that his mother raised him and his 10 siblings. The famous rapper has 6 sisters and 4 brothers. Unfortunately, one of his brothers passed away in a shooting that occurred after the drug deal went wrong.
He began his career at the backend of 2014. 21 Savage started by releasing a lot of mix-tapes and he was able to showcase his talent right away. People saw that talent and gravitated towards his work pretty quickly. It was quite evident in 2016 that his hard work paid off as his EP Savage Mode reached the Billboard Top 200, impressive achievement for sure. “Issa Album” is his debut studio album that got released in 2016. Just like his previous work, this one saw big success as well as it also made the billboard charts. No doubt that this was a great stepping stone for 21 Savage.
As we said, a collab with Post Malone came up after that. Most would say that 21 Savages’ part in the song was better than Post Malone’s. The beat just goes beautifully with his voice and it makes for a great song. In 2018, 21 Savage won a Billboard Music Award for the song “Rockstar” as it was voted to be the best rap song. MTV Video Music Award for song of the year was next down the line for the tune that we already have spoke highly of. He continued his success in 2019 when he won a Grammy for record of the year and best rap/song performance. No doubt that this tune pushed him into the spotlight, with the bright lights now shining on him. We are not going to talk a lot about his controversies as there are a couple that is really nasty, mostly the one surrounding him living illegally in the United States of America – that’s a story for another day.
As of this moment, his net worth is estimated to be 12 million dollars, which is not half bad for somebody that is just starting his career. There is no doubt that we are going to listen to his music in years to come as this performer is not going anywhere.
According to this website, 21 Savage is definitely one of the most popular English trappers with 11.1 million followers on Instagram!