Papoose is a well-known rapper from America who is also a songwriter and has also appeared on television shows. He has released two studio albums in his career and was supposed to release his debut album on Jive Records, but it got shelved. His debut album was released independently. He has released many mixtapes and his debut single called “Thug Connection” was released in 1999. Now let’s have a close look at Papoose’s net worth in 2018.
Papoose Early Life
Shamele Mackie, popularly known by the stage name of “Papoose” was born on March 5, 1978, in New York City, New York. He is the son of Irene Mackie. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York.
In May 2008, Papoose got married to rapper Remy Ma. At the time of their wedding, Ma was in jail, and the couple intended to get married in the jail. They got married in the courtroom, and Ma’s sentence got barred. He also has got a daughter named Dejanae Mackie from his previous relationship.
He was interested in music from a very young age and began his career when he was 20. In 1998, he appeared in the album ‘Roots of Evil’ by Kool G Rap, which made him known to the public.
In 1999, Papoose released his debut single “Thug Connection” featuring Kool G Rap and AZ. In 2004, he released his first mixtape called ‘Art & War’. In the same year, he released the mixtapes ‘Street Knowledge’, ‘The Beast from the East,’ and ‘Election Day.’
In 2005, he released the mixtapes ‘A Moment of Silence’, ‘The Underground King,’ ‘Sharades,’ ‘Mixtape Murder,’ ‘The Bootlegger’s Nightmare,’ ‘Bedstuy Do or Die,’ and ‘Unfinished Business.’ A year later, it was followed by ‘Menace II Society Part 2’, ‘A Threat and a Promise,’ ‘The Boyz in the Hood,’ ‘The 1.5 Million Dollar Man’, ‘Second Place is the First Loser,’ and ‘The Fourth Quarter Assassin.’
He has also released the mixtapes ‘Internationally Known’, ‘Already a Legend’, ‘Build or Destroy’, ’21 Gun Salute’, ‘Military Grind’, ‘The 2nd Coming’, ‘King of New York’, ‘Most Hated Alive’, ‘Hoodie Season’, and ‘Cigar Society’.
He signed a record deal in 2006 with Jive Records. However, the plans got shelled, and Papoose ended his relationship with Jive Records. He gained prominence after featuring in Busta Rhyme’s remix “Touch It.” Papoose has also released two compilation mixtapes. His debut solo album entitled ‘The Nacirema Dream’ became available from March 2013. In July 2015, he released his second studio album ‘You Can’t Stop Destiny.’
He has also released many singles including “Michael Jackson,” “The Bank,” “What’s My Name,” “Get At Me,” “Party Out In Brooklyn,” “On Top of My Name,” and “Bang It Out.” He has appeared as a featured artist for many other artists like Saigon, Busta Rhymes, and Jeannie Ortega.
Awards & Achievements
One of the biggest career achievements of Papoose is a successful rapper and release some albums and singles. In 2005, he won the Justo Mixtape Award in the category of ‘Best Underground Artist.’
Net Worth of Papoose
Papoose has an estimated net worth of more than $300 thousand. He made this fortune by releasing a number of albums in his career. He has successfully released 29 mixtapes, 11 singles, and two studio albums. Papoose has also made guest appearances in 29 other singles. In 2015, he became a supporting cast of the television show ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York.’ He has also appeared in the film ‘Righteous Kill’ in 2008.
Papoose is considered one of the most popular rappers in the world. He received $1.5 million from Jive Records for a record deal in 2006. Although the album was not released, he still did not return the $1.5 million. One of his most popular singles is “Alphabetical Slaughter” which gave him a record deal.