Sheck Wes is one of those celebrities who seem to have appeared out of nowhere. He is a rapper, songwriter, and model, known for his 2017 superhit “mo bamboo”. The song was dedicated to his childhood friend and was originally a sleeper hit, but a year later it became viral. He is currently under contract with the record companies Kanye West and Travis Scott.
Sheck Wes – Bio, Age, And Real Name
Even though the American rapper is popular as Sheck Wes, the great rapper is actually called Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall. He was born in Harlem, New York City, New York on September 10, 1998, the son of his immigrant parents. Although details about the names of his parents are not yet known, it has been reported that they came from Senegal in Africa.
As Sheck grew up, he was especially interested in listening to the music of all kinds, from hip-hop, rap, and even the Afrobeats of Africa. He listened to artists like DMX, Seun Kuti (son of the legendary Afrobeat singer Fela Kuti), and others. Sheck was so in love with old school music.
When he was 5 years old, Sheck moved with his mother to Milwaukee where he spent 9 years before returning to New York at the age of 14. Sheck Wes began making his own music at the tender age of 11. He originally wanted to play basketball in college but was marginalized in high school as his focus and interest shifted completely to fashion and modeling. However, he had no idea that he would eventually turn to music.
Growing up on the streets of New York City, Sheck got his bite when he was exposed to the rigors of street life and began to get involved in many street fights and conflicts. His mother decided to intervene and send him back to her African roots in Senegal to keep him off the streets of New York City. During his stay in Senegal, Sheck discovered himself, his dreams, goals, and desires. He finally found his goal and direction. After his reinvention and self-discovery, he returned to New York as a changed person and began to seriously pursue his music career.
Sheck Wes is talented and creative, he can do a lot of things, starting with making music, jumping, designing clothes, and modeling. No wonder he calls himself a multi-talented “mudboy”, a term he uses to describe and illustrate the expression “from rags to riches”.
Due to his urge and love for good and high-quality things he finally managed to sign a contract with the two music labels Travis Scott and Kanye West; this was the beginning of a positive rise and change. In June 2017 he released his very first, most successful, and biggest hit “Mo Bamba”. In just 9 months, the single attracted a huge and powerful audience of over 49 million on YouTube. The song became the main hit of his 2018 debut album entitled “Mudboy”. The album has 14 tracks, including other hits like “Chippi Chippi” and “Live SheckWes Die SheckWes”.
Sheck Wes has also worked with other major international acts such as Drake, Lil Yachty, and Juice WRLD.
Besides his work as a musician, he is also active as a model in the world of fashion.
He went out with the singer Justine Skye, who later accused him of abusing her. She accused him of stalking her and attacking her friends while she was out with her new boyfriend and some of her friends. She also claimed that he beat women. In response to the accusation, he denied beating women and initially opted for silence only because he had respect for genuine victims of abuse. Nevertheless, Skye released footage claiming that he jumped over her fence to attack her.
The versatile African-American artist stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches, which means Sheck is a very tall figure. Similarly, his very large frame and body figure attracted many modeling scouts to him. This was a further incentive for him to venture into the business of modeling.
Although Sheck Wes stormed the music scene not so long ago, he managed to earn a decent amount of money as his net worth within a very short time. His net worth is estimated at a decent 500,000 dollars. He owes this fortune to his new and fresh music and modeling career. It is remarkable that his fortune will surely increase, even more, considering that he is just starting out.