The founding member of ‘Pro Era’ is an American actor and a hip hop artist, styles his name as ‘Joey Bada$$’. The musical sensation that got discovered because of his YouTube fame has come a long way from where he started off. He has launched 3 solo and 2 mix-tapes with his ‘Pro Era’ label. And is all set to release his second studio album this year.
Joey Badass Biography and Family
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott was born in 1995 on 20th January in Brooklyn, New York. He was born in a Caribbean family, who moved to United States. He was brought up in Bed-Stuy. During his childhood, he was greatly influenced by Nas, Tupac Shakur, MF DOOM, Jay Z, Black Thought and Andre 3000. He has been writing poems since the age of 11.
Education: He completed his schooling from Edward R. Murrow High School. He initially joined the school to pursue his interest in acting but eventually got diverted towards the melody of music. He started focusing on rapping seriously when he entered the 9th grade.
Career: In the early few years of his career, he used to rap with stage name ‘JayOhVee’ but later chose to change it to ‘Joey Badass’. He credits his name to the media, who puts a lot of focus on cynic names.
He started off his career by uploading videos of himself free-styling on YouTube. This video helped him get discovered by the president of Cinematic Music Group, who later served as his manager. In 2008 he released his first studio album ‘Big Dusty’.
In 2012, his label ‘Pro Era’ released their debut mix-tape, ‘The Secc$ Tap.e’ and later came their second mix-tape ‘PEEP: The aPROcalypse’, also in 2012. Joey saw his first breakthrough with the release of ‘1999’ his first solo mix-tape in 2012. Complex magazine ranked it 38th best album of the year. Following its success he released his second mix-tape ‘Rejex’ the same year.
He has featured in projects of several music biggies like Juicy J, Mac Miller, ASAP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf and Danny Brown.
He has featured in an autobiographical film ‘No Regrets’ released in 2014, which depicted the struggles of his life. Later he appeared in a sci-fi television series Mr. Robot in 2016 in a recurring role.
Joey Badass Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4 Million US Dollars
The 22 year hip hop artist has been working in the industry since 2012. He started off his career by uploading a YouTube video of himself free styling to random songs. Since then the star has managed to create a name for him in the industry gaining name and fame with critical approval.
The net worth of this young star is estimated to be worth $4 million US dollars as of 2017. His annual income is assumed to be approximately $352,941 and the earnings from endorsement would be $78,431.
Joey Badass Business Model
Joey is the co-founder of ‘Pro Era’, an idea which was initiated and formed by Capital Steez and Powers Pleasant, who were two of his high school buddies. The singer is also known for his acting talent; in 2016 he made his television debut with ‘Mr. Robot’ playing the character of Leon.
During 2015 Falls Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, Joey got involved in a fight with a security guard, for which he was later arrested and charged with assault for breaking his nose.
In 2015, Joey and Troy Ave’s feud became the talk of the town. Tensions brewed when joey declared himself as #1 hip hop independent artist in the world, in the tweet. To which Troy pointed out that Joey is signed with Cinematic Music Group. It ignited again when Joey launched his track ‘Ready’, in which he was calling out Troy. In response to this Troy, launched his own diss track for Joey called ‘Badass’. But this got a lot of backlash, as Troy was criticized by fans and fellow artist for talking about suicide in such a harsh way.
Later in 2016, during freestyle on Sway in the Morning episode, Joey again turned to music, to respond to Troy’s diss track for him. Joey will be releasing his second studio album this year, he released the title of the album on march this year which is ‘All Amerikkkan Bada$$’.
The free-styler has just started off his career and still has a lot more to offer and explore. He sure has turned out to be a shining gem to the music industry. He has some exciting projects aligned, which will surely put a smile on his fans’ face.