Born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott on the 20th January 1995, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, he is a rapper who goes under the name Joey Bada$$, and came to prominence through his mixtape “1999”. He continued his rise with his self-titled debut album in 2015, and only cemented his place at the top of the rap scene with his second album – “All-Amerikkkan Bada$$” – in 2017.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joey Bada$$ is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, the size of this young rapper’s wealth amounts to more than $4 million, earned through his successful music career, active since 2010.
Joey Badass Net Worth $4 Million
Of Carribean descent from his mother’s side, and specifically Jamaican through his father, Joey was raised in Brooklyn, and went to Edward R. Murrow High school, where he first studied acting, but as he got older changed his field of studies to music, with a focus on rapping. Soon after matriculation, Joey launched his musical career, but used stage name JayOhVee, though he later changed it to Joey Bada$$, due to higher media attention on rappers with cynical names. His songwriting has begun when he was only 11 years, and since then has only honed his skills. While in high school, Joey started the Pro Era, a hip-hop collective comprised of several other rappers, including Kirk Knight, CJ Fly, Nyck Caution, Dessy Hinds, Rokamouth, and many others. The collective released three mixtapes over the years, while they were working on their debut studio album. Since inception, the rappers have also launched their own respective careers, including Joey, whose debut release was his mixtape “1999” in 2012, followed by another mixtape “Rejex”, which brought him popularity and a chance to collaborate with other musicians of the underground rap scene, including Mac Miller. His net worth was rising steadily.
Joey became more popular, as evidenced by new collaborations, and it was in 2013 that Joey made a breakthrough to the mainstream with the EP “Summer Knights”. He then started working on his debut album “B4.DA.$$”, which came out in January 2015, and topped the US Independent Albums and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, and so far has sold more than 225,000 copies, which has only added considerably to his wealth. Joey has started promoting the album, and still worked with other musicians, such as Korean Tablo on the song “Hood”, while he also worked with the indie rock band Glass Animals on the song “Lose Control”, which also added to his wealth.
In 2016, Joey began working on his second studio album “All-Amerikkan Bada$$”, which came out in the April and it reached No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart, while it peaked at No. 2 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and US Rap Albums chart. The album has sold more than 85,000 copies, somewhat less than his debut release, but it still added a considerable amount to his net worth.
Joey also launched his acting career, and has so far appeared in the TV series “Mr. Robot” (2016-2017), as Leon, which also contributed to his net worth.
Moving on to his personal life, Joey tends to keep his most intimate details hidden from the public eyes, therefore, no reliable information is available in the media about this young rapper’s private affairs. In 2015 he was arrested in Australia, for breaking a security guard’s nose before a concert – he was fined and released.
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