Joey Bada$$ (Badass) is the stage name of Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, an American actor and rapper who rose to fame from the underground hip-hop scene thanks to his well-received mixtapes and his huge popularity on YouTube.
Badass has released two studio albums so far. He is also known as the founder of the Pro Era, whose official YouTube channel has more than half a million subscribers and 210 million views.
This article will inform you about Joey Badass’ net worth, personal information, private life and more.
Joey was born as Jo-Vaughn Scott on the 20th of January 1995 in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn (New York). He is the child of Jamaican immigrants, the first one to be born in the USA. His mother came from the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, while his father is from Jamaica.
Jo attended the Edward R. Murrow High School and intended to study acting, but took an interest in music, especially rapping, in 9th grade.
He started writing songs at the age of 11 and at the age 15 together with his high school friends formed the collective known as Progressive Era, or Pro Era.
Joey first appeared as “JayOhVee”, but later on changed his name to Joey Bada$$, that sounded cooler at the time. He even stylized the name using a dollar bill sign instead of the letter “S”.
The first notable video of Jo freestyling was uploaded in October 2010 on the Pro Era’s official YouTube channel. The video was shared by a popular hip hop site and caught the eye of music big shot Jonny Shipes. Jonny was at the time president of Cinematic Music Group and soon became Joey Badass’ manager. That’s where Joey’s rise to stars began.
Badass found himself in genres of Hip Hop, Jazz Rap and East Coast Hip Hop.
His debut solo mixtape “1999” was released in June 2012 and it was instantly titled as the mixtape of the year by HipHopDX.com while “Complex” magazine listed it as the number 38 on the year’s best albums list.
Badass soon released his second mixtape composed of tracks that did not make it on the debut mixtape. The second mixtape titled “Rejex” came out in September 2012, and third “Summer Knights” in July 2013.
His debut studio album “B4.DA.$$” came out in January 2015 and the second studio album “ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$” in April 2017.
During his career Joey Badass collaborated with other famous rappers like Ab-Soul, Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA, also making international collaborations with Korean hip-hop group Epik High’s Tablo and a British indie rock band Glass Animals.
Jo debuted as an actor on television in March 2016, in the second season of hit TV series “Mr. Robot”. Joey played the recurring role of Leon, a close friend of Elliot, the lead character played by Rami Malek.
Joey Badass has four siblings, three brothers and a sister, and all of them are his half-siblings from his father’s side. Joey is the only child of his mother. There is no other information about Joey’s family members.
Joey has been going as single since he became famous and had no girlfriend to show, at least not in public. His favorite hobby is skateboarding.
Full name: Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott
Nick name: Joey Bada$$, Joey Badass,
Date of birth: January 20, 1995
Birth place: New York City, NY, USA
Residence: New York City, NY
Age: 22 years old
Occupation: Hip-hop artist and actor
Education: Edward R. Murrow High School
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Unknown
Mother name: Unknown
Brother names: Unknown
Sister name: Unknown
Marital status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
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Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 188 cm (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176 pounds)
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Black
Shoe Size: Unknown
Distinctive Features: Braided hair
Net Worth and Salary
Tours, concerts, albums and appearances are the main source of Joey Badass’ wealth.
He also sells his own branded merchandise. This 22-year-old artist has been in the business for seven years now and has accumulated an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Badass has 1.2 million followers on Instagram. He is very active on Facebook, where 750 thousand people follow his work. Joey owns a Twitter account, but is not as much active there as on other networks.
He has no Snapchat yet. And he does not own a self-titled YouTube channel, but publishes under ProEra’s official channel.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joeybadass/ (@joeybadass)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fckingbadass/ (@fckingbadass)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyBADASS_ (@joeyBADASS_)
Personal website: https://www.joeybadass.com/
Interesting Facts about Joey Badass
Joey Badass grew up listening to hip-hop, R&B, soul and also reggae that where played in his home a lot. Jo’s mother is a big Prince fan. In one interview he remembered listening to The Notorious B.I.G.’s song “Hypnotize” and knowing the lyrics at the age of two or three. Badass’ music is largely influenced by The Notorious B.I.G, Tupac Shakur, Jay Z, Black Thought, MF DOOM, Andre 3000, J Dilla and Nas. He has even been compared to Nas a lot.
Badass was in the top five artists of the MTV Jams list for February 2013, and next month appeared on the cover of XXXL Magazine’s 2013 Freshman Class list.
His debut studio album, released on Joey’s 20th birthday, sold 56 thousand copies in the first week following the release and now has more than 250 thousand copies sold.
Joey’s current highest charting single “Devastated” made it to number 25 of the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart in May 2016.
In 2017 Joey appeared in international add campaigns for Adidas and Calvin Klein and was featured in Forbes Magazine.
Joey Badass’ song “Curry Chicken” is part of the soundtrack for 2015 blockbuster “Creed”, the newest sequel to Rocky Balboa movie franchise with Sylvester Stallone in the lead.
Badass was once arrested and charged for an assault. He allegedly broke a security guard’s nose before a performance in Australia in January 2015.
Joey is in a two year long feud with a fellow rapper Brooklyn native Troy Ave after the former started challenging Joey on Twitter in 2015. The feud has been referred to in several of both artist’s songs and Ave even titled one of them “Badass”.
Jo loves skateboarding and refers to himself as a passionate skater.
As a child Joey was a huge fan of Hot Wheels and generally cars. His favorite ride is a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known as American rapper and actor Joey Badass, started rapping at the age of 15 and quickly rose to fame from the underground hip-hop scene thanks to his talent and hard work.
He is one of the founders of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, whose official YouTube channel has more than half a million subscribers and 210 million views.
This 22-year-old artist released two studio albums and accumulated an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Badass has 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 750 thousand on Facebook. He does not own a self-titled YouTube channel, but publishes under ProEra’s official channel.
Joey Bada$$ doesn’t have a girlfriend for now, but focuses on his career and regularly collaborates with big names in the industry.