Born: October 22, 1992
Country of Origin: Dominica
Source of Wealth: Professional Rapper
Last Updated: 2018
21 Savage, born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is an American rapper, originally born in Dominica. He achieved fame after releasing mix-tapes and EP’s in 2015 and 2016, which then led to mainstream success.
As of 2018, 21 Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. Not bad for only 3 years in the rap game! Let’s find out more about 21 Savage and how he became successful.
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was born on the 22nd October, 1992, in Roseau, Dominica. 21 Savage’s mother raised him and his 10 siblings (6 sisters, 4 brothers). One of his brothers is now deceased due to being shot after a drug deal went wrong.
When 21 Savage was growing up, he was involved with a gang, and as a result got into a lot of problems. He was barred from a lot of schools after he decided to bring a gun into school one day and got himself expelled. He’s also been shot six times during an attempted robbery, and his best friend died.
21 Savage began producing music towards the end of 2014. He began by releasing various mix-tapes, of which you’ll see mentioned in the next section below. These helped get him noticed and in 2016, his EP Savage Mode reached the Billboard Top 200.
In the same year, he released his debut studio album ‘Issa Album’, which also made the billboard charts, and set him up for future success. You’re probably most aware of 21 Savage from his collaboration with Post Malone on the song ‘Rockstar’.
Here are some of the best highlights of 21 Savage’s career:
The Slaughter Tape (2015)
Slaughter King (2015)
Free Guwop (2015)
21 Gang (2016)
21 Uzi (2017)
Issa Album (2017)
Issa Savage (2017)
Without Warning (2017)
Favorite Quotes from 21 Savage
“I’m not really focused on the applause, the claps; I’m just doing my music, making my money, keeping my head down. I represent a ni**a comin’ from nothing to somethin’ and adapting and changing his ways for the better.” – 21 Savage
“To get rich and take care of all my ni**as and my momma, I don’t want to be the best rapper in the world, I don’t want to be the richest rapper in the world, I want all my partners to have nice houses and cars and I want my momma to have a nice car and a nice house.” – 21 Savage
“I done did the hard work.” – 21 Savage
“I’m going to be the next Gucci Mane, ’cause we in the same lane and on the same type of s***. Other than him, I’ll be the next Bill Gates too, money-wise.” – 21 Savage
“I ain’t tryna die. Or get locked up. Had to change up the way I move. Rapping just gave me something to do versus the streets. I got a crew. I got a lot of real ni**as around me that deserve everything that I deserve. Rapping is one of the tools we can use to make sure all our folks straight.” – 21 Savage
21 Savage has had a dodgy past, and he’s relatively new to mainstream music, but he’s already achieving great success in hip hop. As of 2018, 21 Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.