Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, is a rapper hailing from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. Originally from London, he relocated to Atlanta with his mother at the tender age of seven.
21 Savage gained recognition after the release of two mixtapes in 2015, and his popularity skyrocketed following the release of the collaborative EP Savage Mode in 2016, produced by Metro Boomin.
The EP’s singles “X” (featuring Future) and “No Heart” both reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. 21 Savage’s profile continued to grow with a guest appearance on Drake’s 2016 single “Sneakin'”.
In January 2017, 21 Savage inked a recording contract with Epic Records, solidifying his place in the music industry.
Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was born in London UK, on October 22, 1992, to parents Heather Carmilla Joseph and Kevin Cornelius Emmons. Both of his parents are British nationals of Caribbean descent with his mother’s family hailing from Dominica and his father’s from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, while his paternal grandfather was Haitian.
Abraham-Joseph’s parents separated when he was young, and at the age of seven, he moved with his mother to Atlanta Georgia.
Abraham Joseph returned to the UK for his uncle’s funeral in June 2005 and stayed for a month before heading back to Atlanta on a visa that allegedly expired a year later.
His mother began a relationship with Dr. Amsu Anpu an endocrinologist and British expatriate with whom she had more children and Abraham-Joseph had a brother Quantivayus who was killed in a shooting related to an attempted drug deal.
Abraham-Joseph’s troubled past led to his permanent ban from every school in DeKalb County School District for gun possession in seventh grade. He then attended schools around the Atlanta area before being sent to a juvenile detention center.
After release, he completed eighth grade through an alternative program before finishing a semester of high school but ultimately dropped out due to multiple exclusions that “exhausted” him.
Abraham Joseph’s troubled past led to his permanent ban from every school in DeKalb County School District for gun possession in seventh grade. He then attended schools around the Atlanta area before being sent to a juvenile detention center.
After release, he completed eighth grade through an alternative program before finishing a semester of high school but ultimately dropped out due to multiple exclusions that exhausted him.
After experiencing a tragedy in his life 21 Savage turned to rap and began his music career. Initially, he received financial support from his friend’s uncle who helped pay for his studio time in 2013. On November 12, 2014, 21 Savage dropped his first single Picky, produced by DJ Plugg.
This track was later included in his debut mixtape The Slaughter Tape which was released on May 25, 2015. This release made him an underground hero in Atlanta, according to Interview Magazine.
On July 2, 2015, he collaborated with Sonny Digital on a tribute EP to fellow rapper Gucci Mane titled Free Guwop. His second mixtape Slaughter King was released on December 1, 2015.
21 Savage Net Worth
With a net worth of $12 million, 21 Savage is a prominent American hip-hop artist who has consistently been ranked among the top earners in the rap industry. during the period of June 2017 to June 2018 he amassed an impressive $6 million from his multiple income streams.
|Name||Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph|
|Born||October 22, 1992|
|Net Worth||$12 million|