21 Savage hails from the hood that brought out notable names like Gucci Mane, Young Thug, and Future – the East side of Atlanta, Georgia. He became a local celebrity in 2015 after his mixtape, The Slaughter Tape was released. He instantly got the attention of record label owners like Meek Mill and Young Thug.
The young American rapper has already garnered massive admiration. He was rated among artists to watch out for alongside Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Dicky, and Desiigner by the famous Hip Hop Magazine – XXL. He has not disappointed that rating as he is on track and has garnered fame and wealth in his short career.
21 Savage Bio
He was born as Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph to a Haitian Father whose name is unknown and a Dominican Mother on 22nd October 1992. Savage grew up in the Eastern side of Atlanta, he has 10 siblings in all; 4 brothers and 6 sisters. They were single-handedly groomed by his mum, and just like other prominent successful rappers like Jay Z and 50 Cent, he grew up in a violent, crime, and drug-ridden neighborhood. Though the rapper managed to survive after he was shot 6 times, his brother, Tay Mane was not so lucky as he was gunned down in a shootout after one of their gang outings went sour.
21 Savage had a very rough and turbulent childhood, he was passed from one school to another after he was expelled in middle school for pulling out a gun on a kid trash-talking him.
He was unable to gain admission into any school in DeKalb County District as expulsion extended to all the schools within that district. Luckily for him, he was later accepted into schools in Atlanta Metropolitan but trouble still followed him there as he was soon sent off to a youth detention center. He eventually dropped out and joined a street gang.
21 Savage got heavily involved in robbery activities, drug dealing, and other criminal vices. In 2011, a shootout claimed the life of his close pal Larry and in 2013, he lost his brother Johnny Tay Mane and almost lost his life in another shootout.
His interest in rap music started when he was much younger and listened to his elder brother rap. He would later fall back to it as a career, steering himself further away from the violent life he has known growing up, a decision that is paying him well.
He was helped by Larry’s Uncle who gave him money to pay for his first studio sessions in 2013 when he veered into rapping. In 2014, he dropped his first song Picky. This was followed by his mixtapes Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King in May 2015 which immediately made him a local celebrity. In his short entry into the music world, he has dropped 2 studio albums – Issa Album (July 2017) and Without Warning (October 2017).
His Net Worth
The rapper’s net worth has seen a hefty increase from $4 million to $8 million after his 2nd studio album dropped in 2017. He once disclosed that he has 6 cars in his garage in addition to the Ferrari Drake gifted him in 2016.
Savage has become a highly sought after rapper by other artists in the music industry, expect to see his net worth rise higher in the nearest future.
Mom and Family Facts
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph’s mum is a Dominican, her name is Heather Abraham- Joseph and she is a worshipper of the Yoruba deity – Ifa. Heather has always supported her son’s musical efforts and the Rapper has on several occasion expressed his gratitude to her for being there for him and the entire family especially after the death of his brother Johnny.
21 Savage hails from a big family of 11 children single-handedly raised by their mother and her boyfriend. It is said that his father was a drug dealer; besides that, nothing is known about the man.
21 Savage’s Girlfriend and Kids
This Rapper’s arms have graced beautiful, curvy, and even older women in the entertainment industry. Top on the list of his romantic relationships is his affair with the television star Tommie Lee. He dated her in 2016 and then moved on to the American actress and model Amber Rose who’s 9 years older than him. Their relationship lasted for only a year before it packed up.
Most recently, it was rumored that he’s dating another older lady but details of the affair are yet to be confirmed.
The rapper at the age of 19, was already a father to 2 kids from undisclosed mothers, thus joining the big gang of stars with baby mamas. He later added another child to the list. Although the mothers are unknown, he has frequently uploaded the kids’ pictures on his social media pages, gushing about them.