Who is 21 Savage?
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, also known as 21 Savage and the Slaughter King, is a British rapper and songwriter.
He is a popular teen icon today, admired not only for his musical abilities, but also for his incredible rise from petty criminal on the streets to name and fame. When he was 14 years old, he began dealing drugs.
21 Savage Career
He entered the music industry quite late, in 2013, at the age of 21. He began recording at the renowned Patchwerk Studios with the money he had saved from his years on the streets. Soon after, he caught the attention of Key!, the mainstay rapper who has played an important role in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene’s ground-level movement.
Key! offered Shayaa career advice and introduced him to music producers looking to invest in a new but powerful voice.
Thus, petty criminal Shayaa became rapper “21 Savage,” and went on to release massive hits such as “Drip,” “X ft Future,” “No Heart,” “Red Opps,” “Woah,” “Red Rag Blue Rag,” “Skrrt Skrrt,” and “Supply.” To name a few, he has worked with Gucci Mane, Young Thug, T.I, Playboy Carti, Metro Boomin, Future, Drake, and Meek Mill.
21 Savage is currently signed to Epic Records, a Sony Music Entertainment label. According to the website ‘djbooth,’ he is “Hip-realest hop’s rapper.”
21 Savage began dating Amber Rose, a model, in the summer of 2017, but the couple split up in March 2018. 21 Savage revealed his marital status in an interview with Big Facts on October 1, 2020. The rapper is the father of three children, two sons and a daughter. Kamari, Ashaad, and Rhian are the 21 Savage kids.
How tall is 21 Savage?
21 Savage’s height is unknown. 21 Savage stands 6 feet tall and weighs 72 kilograms. His chest, waist, and hip measurements are 44-34-38 inches. He has dark hair and brown eyes.
21 Savage net worth
21 Savage is an American hip hop recording artist with a net worth of $12 million. He is a well-known rap artist who has been listed as one of the top 20 highest-paid rappers in the world. Between June 2017 and June 2018, 21 Savage earned $6 million from his various projects.
21 Savage Career Progress
Shayaa began looking for a way out of the streets after growing tired of his life as a thug. He approached Metro, a record producer Shayaa had known for years, to see if he could help him launch his career as a rapper. Metro was intrigued, and Shayaa’s debut mixtape, ‘The Slaughter Tape,’ was soon released. ‘XXL,’ the famed hip hop magazine, named him one of the ‘Freshman Class’ of 2016. ‘Slaughter King’ was his second mixtape.
‘Slaughter King’ was his second mixtape. On July 15, 2016, he released his first EP, ‘Savage Mode,’ which was also a collaboration with Metro. It brought him international success and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard 200. The single ‘X,’ featuring megastar rapper Future, was certified platinum.
Under the alias “21 Savage,” he established himself as a rapper by collaborating with both Drake (‘Sneakin’) and Meek Mill (‘Offended,’ who were embroiled in a public feud. He has also collaborated with Young Dolph, Lil Yachty, Rich the Kid, Lil Uzi Vert, Ralo, Dreezy, PnB Rock, and Lil Durk in recent years. At the ‘2016 BET Hip Hop Awards,’ he performed his single ‘X.’
Shayaa was born on October 22, 1992, in Newham, London, to a Haitian father and a Dominican mother. His father sold crack cocaine. Heather, his mother, raised him alongside his four brothers and six sisters after moving to America. His life had been defined by violence and crime during his early years on the rough streets of town.
He was expelled from Stone Mountain Middle School in seventh grade after bringing a pistol to protect himself from bullies. After being expelled from every school in Dekalb County, his mother enrolled him in a Gwinnet County school.
For the first few months, he thrived there, enrolling in their football program as both a wide receiver and a cornerback. However, he returned to drug dealing and criminal activity. Shayaa was involved in a number of robberies in addition to drug dealing.
He and his friends would profit from the loot by selling it to local drug dealers and pawnshop owners. They chose the number 21 as their gang name, and he tattooed it on the side of his face when he was 16 years old.
He was arrested several times, including once while driving a vehicle containing 22 grams of marijuana, 89 hydrocodone pills, a Glock.40 and a.9mm Ruger.
He was already a father of two children at the age of 19, which he credits with motivating him to seek a better life through hip hop. On his 21st birthday, he was brutally driven home his desire to change for the better.
Two assailants shot him six times during a drug deal that turned into an attempted robbery. Johnny, his best friend, was killed in the incident. He also lost his brother Tayman that year. Shayaa got a dagger tattooed between his eyes as a tribute to him; Tayman had gotten the same tattoo shortly before his death.
On February 3, 2019, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 21 Savage for overstaying in the United States. He is a British national who has been in the United States illegally since his nonimmigrant visa expired in July 2006. Abraham-Joseph was born in Newham, London, according to some British media outlets.
21 Savage Albums
- The Slaughter Tape
- 21 Gang
- Free Guwop
- I am, I was Issa
- Album Without Warning
- 21 UZI
- Savage Mode 2
- Slaughter King
- Everything Clean but da Ashtray
- Def Jam Presents Direct Deposit
- Savage Mode II (21 Savage new album)
21 Savage songs
- Mad Stalkers
- My Choppa Hate Niggas
- No Advance
- A lot
- No Heart
- Ball w/o You
- Bank Account
- Ghostface Killers
- 7 Min Freestyle
- Red Opps
- Can’t Leave Without You
- Rap Saved Me
- Savage Mood
- All The Smoke
- Dead People
- Nothin New
- Whole Lot
- All My Friends
- Still serving
- Issa Bad
21 Savage Deportation
The talented rapper was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on February 3rd, 2019. (ICE). According to ICE, he was a UK citizen who entered the US in July 2005 and illegally overstayed his visa until it expired in July 2016.
He was granted bond on February 12th and released the next day pending the outcome of an expedited deportation hearing. The hearing, which was supposed to take place on April 9th, was postponed indefinitely.
Awards and Nominations
- 2017 BET Awards for Best New Artist (Nominated)
- Streamy Awards in the Breakthrough Artist category in 2017. (Nominated)
- iHeartRaddio Music Awards in the Best New Hip-Hop Artist category in 2018. (Nominated)
- 2018 – iHeartRaddio Music Awards for Hip-Hop Song of the Year (Nominated)
- Billboard Music Awards in the Top New Artist category in 2018. (Nominated)
- Billboard Music Awards in the Top Hot 100 Song category in 2018. (Nominated)
- Billboard Music Awards in the Top Streaming Song Audio category in 2018. (Nominated)
- Billboard Music Awards in the Top Collaboration category in 2018. (Nominated)
- Billboard Music Awards in the Top Rap Song category in 2018. (Winner)
- 2018 – American Music Awards under the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song category (Nominated)
- 2018 – American Music Awards under the Collaboration of the Year category (Nominated)
- 2018 – MTV Europe Music Awards under the Best Song category (Nominated)
- 2018 – MTV Video Music Awards under the Song of the Year category (Winner)
- 2018 – MTV Video Music Awards under the Best Hip-hop Video category (Nominated)
- 2018 – BET Awards under the Best Collaboration category (Nominated)
- 2018 – BET Hip-Hop Awards under the Best Featured Verse category (Nominated)
- 2019 Grammy Awards in the category of Record of the Year (Nominated)
- 2019 Grammy Awards in the category of Best Rap/Sung Performance (Nominated)
- Grammy Awards in the Best Rap Song category in 2020 (Winner)
- Grammy Awards in the Best Rap Album category in 2020 (Nominated)