Kenneth Ryan Anthony was born in Oakland, California, USA. He is a rapper, best known for being part of the Kentucky-based rap group Nappy Roots. Aside from his performances, he is also a writer and producer for various artists as well as for himself. He is responsible for a bit of Nappy Roots’ fame, and the endeavors he’s done throughout his life has put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is R. Prophet? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $250,000, mostly accumulated through a career in the rap and music industry at large. While he is continuing to work on hip hop and his solo career, he’s had the opportunity to do various philanthropic works. He’s also performed with other hip hop artists, raising and maintaining his wealth.
R. Prophet Net Worth $250,000
R. Prophet was originally interested in a career in acting and theatre, having attended DuPont Manual High School’s Youth Performing Arts School, which was one of the few high schools in the state that allowed a major in Performing Arts. During his time there he worked on short films, commercials and various plays. He would then attend Western Kentucky University, the place where he would start his music career when meeting other members of what became Nappy Roots.
The alternative sextet rap group was formed in 1997 with members R. Prophet, Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, Big V, Fish Scales, and Ron Clutch. The group would regularly meet and refine their music and style at the recording studio, ET’s Music. With the help of the recording studio, they were able to release a full length debut entitled “Country Fried Cess” in 1998. The release gained them popularity, especially among producers and recording companies. In 1999 they were signed by Atlantic Records, and their first album they would release would come at 2002, entitled “Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz”, becoming a multi-platinum hit and earning the title of 2002’s best-selling hip hop album. The album featured songs like “Awnaw” and “Headz Up” but what really shined was their song “Po’ Folks” featuring Anthony Hamilton, written by R. Prophet, and gaining two Grammy nominations, along with a BMI Publishing Award. R. Prophet tells the media that the song was about poverty and how it’s more of a state of mind. In the following years, the group would earn several more award nominations, including for American Music Awards and two more Grammys. Nappy Roots became part of the USO Project Salute 2003, and they toured around the Persian Gulf and performed with other celebrities during the war period. In the following years, R. Prophet would become more involved with community projects and charity work.
In 2007, R. Prophet decided to pursue a solo career and worked on the song “Run Tell the DJ to Crank It”, which earned a good amount of recognition; he performed the song along with other artists like Nelly, T.I., and Ludacris. He moved to Los Angeles, and now works on things like hip hop educational tools and a solo album tentatively called “Genesis”.
Aside from his awards, recognitions and music career, not much is known about R. Prophet’s personal life. Most of it is kept private, and it seems that he likes to maintain that kind of anonymity.
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