Ricky Lamar Hawk is a rapper and a famous person from Georgia, US. He is best known for his single “Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae”.
He grew up in Georgia, Atlanta to be more precise. He was raised by his aunt and his mother who are both very proud of him today. His grandmother also took a part in his raising.
His aunt wanted Silento to become a pharmacist, but he found himself in music when he was very young.
Silento made his debut single with Bolo Da Producer and he named it “Watch me (Whip/Nae Nae)”. It was released on YouTube because he previously made a channel. The world was introduced to it on January 25, 2015.
Just in one week it gained 2.5 million views and became famous because of its catchy beat.
In just three months since the releasing, Silento made a contract with Capitol Records and they re-released the song, but made a music video for it.
The song was amongst the top numbers in many countries and it was number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.
He later performed many times, but one of his performances was really famous, and it was the one on the BET Awards where he was joined by the people of Black-ish.
He also performed on December 31, 2016 in Times Square for the New Year’s party.
Silento didn’t rush into a new single soon because Nae Nae was pretty popular and he didn’t want to ruin the spotlight.
His new song was released in 2017, on Valentines Day. He wrote it with Skylar Money and it was called “Young Love”. The song was released on his YouTube channel and didn’t gain the popularity Nae Nae did.
His first single was so famous not only because it has a catchy beat to it, but also because Silento invented a few dance moves which correspond to the song. These dance moves that were later called “Whip” and “Nae Nae” gained popularity on a former social media platform called Vine and Silento gained even more popularity because of it.
His latest song is called “Wild” and was released in mid-July.
Silento says that the fame hasn’t changed him and that he still goes to high school in his hometown. However, there were rumours that this isn’t true and that Silento gave up education as soon as “Watch Me” made him an income of half a million dollars.
Silento preserves a healthy lifestyle and since he became famous, he started to work out. He was always a vegetarian so he never had a problem with cutting out McDonald’s and similar. He says that he wants to maintain his perfect weight-height ratio.
Full name: Ricky Lamar Hawk
Nick name: Silentó
Date of birth: January 22, 1998
Birth place: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation: musician, rapper
Awards: Soul Train Music Award for Best Dance Performance (song “Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae”)
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African American
Father name: NA
Mother name: NA
Brother name: NA
Sister name: NA
Marital status: single
Sexual Orientation: straight
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Shoe Size: NA
Distinctive Features: /
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $5 million
Interesting Facts about Silento
There were many rumours Silento is gay, but he hasn’t made a single comment on those. People say that he doesn’t address them because it’s true.
Since he became famous, Silento has been asked about his love life a lot. He mentioned that he had quite a few girlfriends and that it began when he was five, but he also says that his social media nowadays is filled with proposals from older women.
Silento claims he wouldn’t date anyone younger than 15 or older than 25, so he isn’t interested in dating those women that send him endless offers for meet-ups and similar.
Today he lives in Stone Mountain, although he was raised in Georgia. He lives with his aunt and spends most of his time actually touring.
There were a lot of rumors about Silento being a part of illuminati since he became so famous so quick and people think he is a puppet of the cult.
His dream is to become someone’s role model because he always had those while growing up.
Since 8th grade he was interested in music and decided that he would love to get a job in the music industry once.
Silento says that his influences are Justin Bieber, Usher, Future, Gorilazz and so on.
To keep him interested, but modest, his manager has to give his an allowance. The amount isn’t known to the world, but he says that it keeps kim happy.
His favorite movie is “Rush Hour” starring Jackie Chan.
Silento says that his career in music grew really quick and that he is really happy that it did, but he says that he would also like to get involved into movies. He thinks he would be a great actor and he did get a few small offers. Silento is waiting for his big shot, and he says, if he doesn’t get it, he will start to produce on his own.
Silento has one crazy wish, and it’s his prom date. Since he is a regular high school student and he still hangs out with his old friends, he will graduate in a few years. He says that he would like if a celeb daughter would be his prom date. From what the rumors say, Reginae Carter caught his eye. She is the daughter of Lil Wayne.
He doesn’t have any siblings since he is an only child of divorced parents. His mother works in departmental store and his father is a store keeper. He says that his mother is very hard working and although he told her she doesn’t have to work anymore, she wants to.
Silento is currently learning French and he says that he loves the language but that it is also really hard to learn.
His fans are the most active on Twitter and whenever he posts anything, they are there to listen. Whenever there is some trouble including him, he gets out because of his fans that are always here to defend him.
Silento claims that he would love to get married, although he isn’t looking for a marriage now. He only wants someone who will be by his side when he needs it.
He had an accident in Dubai where they didn’t want to let him get out of the country. He has been stoped at the exit of UAE and he had to surrender his passport.
His real name is Ricky Lamaw Hawk, but he never uses it besides official documents and signing them.
Silento is a very young musician who is just starting to get recognized. His estimated net worth is $5 million, all thanks to his single “Whip/Nae Nae”.