• Eve Net Worth

Eve Net Worth

Hip hop recording artist and actress Eve set her sights on making music in high school. Born in 1978 in Philadelphia, she began focusing on becoming a legitimate performer by forming her own hip hop groups and writing music well before she graduated from school. She also gained experience by joining her school’s choir and by allowing a manager to help guide her and her group mates during their earliest attempts to gain recognition in the industry. Her efforts paid […]

  • Trina Taylor Net Worth

Trina Taylor Net Worth

Born Katrina Taylor in Miama in 1978, Trina began writing rap rhymes while she was still in high school. In fact, it was during these early years that she captured Trick Daddy’s attention. The Miami-based rapper gave Trina her first start in the hip hop industry by inviting her to collaborate with him on his song “Nann Nigga.” This song became Trina’s first major success in recording and gave her a solid platform on which to build her current career.

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  • Talib Kweli Net Worth

Talib Kweli Net Worth

Rapper Talib Kweli was born into an academic family in Brooklyn, New York. His mother is a professor at Medgar Evars College, and his father is an administrator at Adelphi University. He also has a brother who is a professor of Constitutional studies at Columbia Law School; this brother likewise acted as a clerk for John Paul Stevens, a Supreme Court associate justice. Given his family’s academic prowess, it may surprise many that he did not follow suit and become […]

  • G-Dragon Net Worth

G-Dragon Net Worth

South Korean rapper G-Dragon was born Kwon Ji Yong in 1988. He started singing professionally at the young age of five when he was made part of a group called Little Lula. This earliest foray into music did not last long when the group’s contract was abruptly ended. So traumatic was the break from the group that G-Dragon insisted that he would never perform again. However, while on a vacation with his family, G-Dragon was pursued by SM Entertainment, whose […]

  • Snoop Dogg Net Worth

Snoop Dogg Net Worth

Born Calvin Broadus, Jr in Long Beach, California, Snoop Dog has gone by several nicknames in the hip hop industry, including Snoop Doggy Dogg and Snoop Lion. He got his nickname Snoopy from his mother and stepfather, who thought he looked like the cartoon character as a child. He grew up in the Baptist church and sang in the church choir when he was a child. However, by the time he reached sixth grade, he was teaching himself how to […]

  • Big Daddy Kane Net Worth

Big Daddy Kane Net Worth

Born in 1968 as Antonio Hardy, Big Daddy Kane grew up in Brooklyn, New York and began his hip hop music career in 1984. Along with his friend Biz Markie, he joined the group Juice Crew and began writing his own lyrics and beats to his songs. The group was based out of Queens and headed by music producer Marley Mari. By 1987, Big Daddy Kane had signed with Cold Chillin’ Records and soon released a single called “Raw.” Despite […]

  • Azealia Banks Net Worth

Azealia Banks Net Worth

Born in Harlem in 1991, Azealia Banks grew up in a self-described abusive household. When she was two years old, her father died from pancreatic cancer. His death left Azealia’s mother so distraught that she became emotionally and physically abusive to both Banks and Banks’ older sister. Both girls endured years of physical torment until the older sister moved out of the household. Shortly after her sister left, Banks followed and moved in with her sibling, turning her life around […]

  • Angel Haze Net Worth

Angel Haze Net Worth

Angel Haze, born Raeen Roes Wilson in 1991, grew up in Detroit in a religious household. In fact, she has gone on record as saying that her family belonged to what she has called a cult, a religious organization called Greater Apostolic Faith. She reported that the cult told her and other members what to wear, what to eat, and with whom to associate, among other restrictions. After the group targeted her mother, she and her family moved to Brooklyn, […]