Joey Badass, stylized as Joey Bada$$, is the mesmerizing songwriter, rapper, record producer, actor, and singer from America. Originally named Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, the guy gained critical acclaim due to his enthralling singing and acting abilities. Joey is also known for being the founding father of hip hop group Pro Era. He launched 3 exciting mixtapes and numerous solo tracks while being part of the collective. Badass has a massive fan following not just in the United States, but from all over the world.
On Jun 12, 2012, the debut mixtape of the crazy rapper came out with caption ‘1999’. It was well-received by music circles across the country. The next big sound effort was released as ‘Rejex’ in September that year. After the successful experience of first two mixtapes, he rolled out another one under the heading ‘Summer Knights’ in July next year. Joey was quite confident to build a strong reputation in the American music industry. On Jan 20, 2015, Joey brought his debut studio album titled ‘B4.Da.$$’ and made everyone stunned with his musical abilities.
After creating a great recognition in the music industry, he moved on with a passion to pursue a career as an actor. Jan 20, 2015, was the day when the prestigious rapper made his TV debut on famous television series called Mr. Robot, which was aired on the USA Network. People appreciated his acting skills on the television. Joey’s 2nd studio album was titled ‘All-Amerikkkan Badass’, which came out on Apr 7, 2017. The rapper and actor is the father of one child from his romantic relationships. He has successfully worked with Pro Era Records, Cinematic, and Relentless Records.
Who are Joey Badass's Parents?
Joey came to this world on Jan 20, 1995, as Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott. He was the first child ever born to his Caribbean parents. From his mother’s side, the entire family of the future rapper came from St. Lucia Island. His father, on the other hand, belongs to Jamaican descent. Badass opened his eyes in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Joey spent most of his childhood in Bed-Stuy.
He went to Edward R. Murrow School located in his hometown Brooklyn, New York. He was admitted to his High School with an intention to learn acting, but later he transitioned to focus on music in 9th grade. He had a great interest in music during his childhood. The young boy listened to all his favorite singers and musicians of that time. He made up his mind to focus on acting as well once he reached 15. He was influenced by other rappers during his educational era at school. That’s why his future endeavors got split into both acting and singing. Initially, he began rapping under the stage name JayOhVee, however, he later changed it to Joey Bada$$. Soon he grabbed attention of music companies and labels due to majestic singing skills.
Joey uploaded the first freestyle music video to his official YouTube channel in October 2010. Due to distinct style and attention-grabbing lyrics, this video re-posted to the famous hip hop website called the World Star Hip Hop. After getting posted to the site, he drew the attention of music enthusiasts including Jonny Shipes, who was the president of CMG or Cinematic Music Group. Soon after building a trust relationship with Shipes, Joey started to serve as his manager.
On Jun 12, 2012, Joey came up with his debut mixtape titled ‘1999’ and made everyone stunned with his exceptional performance. The production phase was completed by Lord Finesse, J Dilla, Lewis Parker, MF Doom, and Chuck Strangers. The mixtape garnered critical acclaim due to fascinating guest appearances from the Pro Era members. All of his musical creations became overwhelmingly famous across the USA and beyond.
B4.DA.$$ and All-Amerikkkan Bada$$
The amazing rapper released his debut studio album ‘B4.Da.$$’ on Jan 20, 2015. It was launched on the 20th birthday of Badass via Relentless Records and Cinematic Music Group. It was available as a digital download on the internet. The album was launched in the United Kingdom and North America. All songs from this musical collection were well-received even by critics. The overnight success of his debut album boosted the confidence of Joey.
On Apr 7, 2017, the American rapper released his 2nd studio album ‘All-Amerikkkan Badass’ through Pro Era Records and Cinematic Music Group. The full length of the album is 49:42 minutes and it included the conscious hip hop music genre. Overall, it received positive feedback from critics and reached at 5th spot on the US Billboard Hot 200.
Joey had to face a couple of controversies after rising to prominence. Once he was involved in an assault and broke the security guard’s nose in Byron Bay, Australia. The unfortunate incident took place in 2015. On Dec 24, 2012, Capital Steez committed suicide. The investigation unfolded that it could be a case of murder. Joey had to face an alleged investigation.
Just like other rappers, Joey has also been involved in romantic associations. In 2015, he has been romantically involved with Vashtie Kola, but the relation ended soon. Joey is likely to be in a relationship with an unknown girl. He likes to keep his personal love life hidden from the media and the general public. According to close information sources, Joey is neither married nor engaged. Another information source confirmed that Joey has fathered a child from his previous relationships.
How much is Joey Badass's Net Worth?
Joey was born to a middle-class family and he went through financial calamities at the beginning of his life. However, he managed to work hard and make the most of his gifted talent. He proved himself as a talented singer and outstanding actor. He worked in numerous movies and television series. Some of the prominent movies that he worked in include Mr. Robot, Grown-ish, No Regrets, Boomerang, and Wu-Tang: American Saga. He also received more than a few prestigious awards. Today, he owns a total net worth of $5 Million.