21 Savage is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer who is best known for being one of the most successful hip-hop artists out of Atlanta, Georgia. 21 is no stranger to seeing his work at the top of the charts.
21 Savage was born in Newham University Hospital in London, England to parents Kevin Cornelius Emmons and Heather Carmilla Joseph. The rapper has four siblings, two sisters named Jada and Kyra along with a pair of brothers by the names of Terrell and Quantivayus.
Born in London, 21 moved with his mother after his parents separated to Atlanta, Georgia when he was seven years old. They lived in an East Atlanta neighborhood near Decatur.
21 returned to the UK at the age of 12 to attend his uncle’s funeral. After staying a month, the rapper returned to Atlanta on an H-4 visa.
21 Savage Brother
Sadly, both of 21’s brothers were killed on separate occasions. First, Quantivayus was shot and killed in 2018 after a drug deal went bad. Then, Terrell was stabbed to death by an “old friend” in south London while taking his grandmother shopping.
Savage’s father is of Haitian descent while his mother is of Dominican origin. It’s reported that his father sold crack at times to earn money. Also noteworthy is the fact the rapper was banned from every school in Dekalb County after bringing a pistol to school for protection.
After leaving school behind, 21 began dealing drugs and robbing houses alongside his friends who adopted 21 as their gang name. On his 21st birthday, the rapper was shot six times during a drug deal that turned into an attempted robbery. In the madness, his best friend was killed. After this, Savage decided to leave the street life behind.
21 Savage Net Worth and Music Career
21 released his debut single, Picky, in 2014 which he quickly followed with his first mixtape titled The Slaughter Tape. Now, he’s one of the most influential artists out of the Atlanta area. Currently, he receives 24.7 million monthly streams just on Spotify.
His debut studio LP came out in 2017, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Issa Album made certified platinum status in 2020, led by the hit single Bank Account. The project contained high-level production from Metro Boomin, Southside, DJ Mustard, and others.
His sophomore studio effort made big waves in the hip-hop community. I Am > I Was debuted atop the charts and just like its predecessor, it became certified platinum in 2020. The track A Lot featuring J. Cole was a smash hit. In all, I Am > I Was was just that, a noticeably improved rapper on display.
Through his efforts, 21 has amassed 13 million followers on Instagram, to go along with his 4.4 million Twitter followers. In addition to that, the rapper’s YouTube channel possesses 7.83 million subscribers with several of his videos surpassing 100 million views.
The rapper has made a huge chunk of money through touring. Since 2015, he’s been on the road consistently with the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, J. Cole, and many others. Also, the rapper has headlined a few of his own tours as well as appearing at dozens of different music festivals over the years.
21 Savage Merch
The Atlanta-based spitter has one of the more impressive merchandise lines within the genre. On the site, fans can purchase things such as music and clothing, but not only that. The rapper offers Slaughter Gang ping pong tables, boxing gloves, skateboards, and many other unique items.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention 21’s trio of collaborative mixtapes. Savage Mode I and II with Metro Boomin to accompany his Without Warning tape alongside Offset and Metro.
He also linked up with Post Malone on the Grammy-nominated 2017 track Rockstar. It served as his first number one song and it’s since tallied well over a billion streams worldwide.
21 Savage Height (How Tall is 21 Savage?)
The rapper is approximately six feet tall or 1.83 meters. Comparatively, he stands roughly eight inches taller than Lil Wayne and four inches taller than Offset. Meanwhile, he is nearly the same height as Tyler, the Creator.
21 played football throughout his brief time in school. He played both wide receiver and cornerback for the team.
21 Savage Real Name
The rapper’s full birth name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph. 21 isn’t too eager to delve into much of his personal life, but it’s known that he actively practices the west African religion Odu Ifá.
Also, the artist had a very publicized relationship with model Amber Rose. However, the couple separated in 2018 after nearly a year of dating.