WHAT IS JOEY BADASS NET WORTH?
Born on January 20, 1995, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, Joey Badass net worth is estimated to be $4 million. Joey Badass’ real name is Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott and this is his stage name or the name by which people know him. His name is written in a fancy way like Joey Bada$$. By profession, he is an actor, producer, and a rapper. At such a young age of 22, Joey is a millionaire. For the very first time, he showcased his singing talent on YouTube in 2012. Since then Joey has released some super hit albums and was the founder of Pro Rea, the hip-hop collective.
Joey Badass has kind of a different cultural background from his mother’s and father’s side. His mother’s family was from the Caribbean. She used to live on an Island in the Caribbean named St. Lucia. However, his father was Jamaican and grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NYC. His parents were deeply concerned about his academics and wanted their son to grow up to be an educated man. Therefore, he was admitted to the Edward R. Murrow High School in order to study acting. However, his interest diverged towards rapping and so he shifted his focus from acting to rapping. All this happened when he was in the 9th grade.
Jo-Vaughan Virginie Scott started writing songs and poetry when he was only 11 years old. He was gifted. His songs and poetry were really special. Eventually, he started rapping on YouTube and introduced himself with the stage name JayOhVee. But that didn’t last forever. Joey came up with the idea to change his name to Joey Badass as it sounded cool and was more cynical as media preferred and focused on rappers with such names.
He himself is one of the founding members of the collective Pro Era or Progressive Era. This collective was formed by Powers Pleasant and Capital Steez, his high school friends. One of his close friends, CJ Fly, was also a part of this collection as a founding member.
Joey Badass is one who has worked hard and created opportunities for himself, rather than waiting for an opportunity to land for him and live a miserable life until then, complaining about how cruel this world is. To gain recognition and showcase his talent, Joey started making free-styling videos of himself and uploaded them on YouTube. His obvious talent soon caught the eye of the president of Cinematic Music Group. He also served as Joey’s manager later on. For the very first time, he released his studio album, called ‘Big Dusty’, back in 2008 just at the age of 13.
It was only a matter of four years when his collective, Pro Era, released two mix-tapes within a year. First one was named ‘The Secc$ Tap.e’ and the second one was released in the market with the title ‘PEEP: The aPROcalypse’. It’s not done for the year 2012 yet. Joey released his first ever solo-tape by the name ‘1999’. This solo tape was a huge success and was named as the year’s 38th best-selling album in 2012. The success of his first solo tape saw him release another solo tape within the same year with the name ‘Rejex’.
During the course of his career, which has just started, Joey Badass has also worked on several projects with one of the heavyweights of the music industry including ASAP Rocky, Yelawolf, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Danny Brown, and Juicy J. Coming towards his acting career, Joey cast in the movie ‘No Regrets’ which was an autobiographical film released in 2014. The movie portrayed the struggles, Joey faced establishing himself as a rapper. Moreover, he also featured in the TV series Mr. Robot in the year 2016. Joey Badass net worth is $4 million because of all the hard work he has done.