Remy Ma is an American songwriter and a rapper who is among the few to make it big in the American hip-hop scene and is also a Grammy-nominated rapper. She is also among the few to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her mesmerising successful songs include “All the Way Up”, “Conceited” but she initially rose to fame with “Lean Back” which changed her life positively. Let’s find out more about how much is Remy Ma’s net worth in 2018.
Born as Reminisce Mackie, on May 30th, 1981, in an African neighbourhood in Bronx, New York, she had to go through a lot because of her family’s drug abuse which made her take care of her siblings from an early age. Her enthusiasm in poetry was marked as peace in all the chaos which she was going through, which in turn leads to rapping where she started performing in school. She became a popular freestyle rapper in her neighbourhood after she graduated to battling professional rappers.
In 2007, she turned herself into the New York Police Department because she was involved in a shooting incident. She was sentenced to 8 years in prison but was released in 2014. While serving her time in jail, she married her fiancé Papoose who is also an American rapper and songwriter. She has also been involved in feuds with her fellow rappers like Foxy Brown and Nicki Minaj.
Because of her increased fondness of poetry which turned into rapping, Ma kick-started her career when MC Big Pun located her and made her part of his rap group ‘Terror Squad’ where she learned skills to make herself a successful rapper. Pun became her mentor and had many freestyle sessions with her where she made her first appearance in Pun’s album ‘Yeeeah Baby’ which had songs like ‘You Was Wrong’ and ‘Ms. Martin’. After Pun’s death, Fat Joe became her mentor, and she signed his label SRC which was along with Universal.
Her first album ‘There’s Something About Remy: The True Story’ got released in 2006. Even though as a fresher, the album sold out 37,000 units. When her career was blooming, unfortunately, she had to go to prison because of her involvement in a shooting incident, but after her release, she swiftly got back with music which was collaborations with rappers like DJ Khaled of the song ‘They Don’t Love You No More’. In 2015, she released LP which was titled as ‘Remy on the Rocks’. She further collaborated with Rick Ross, Jay-Z, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg and The Game which marked her comeback into the world of music.
She collaborated with Fat Joe on a joint album where the first single ‘All the way up’ got released in 2016, which also featured Montana, however, there were some issues and controversies regarding the title of the album ‘Plata O Plomo’. Ma is gearing up for her second solo album which is titled as ‘Seven Winters and Six Summers’ where Lil Kim is featured in the single open “Wake Me Up”.
Awards & Achievements
Her early songs ‘Lean Back’ got her a Grammy nomination. Her first album ‘There’s Something About Remy: The True Story’ received critical appreciations by Billboard, Rolling Stone and XXL Magazine. She also won the best female hip-hop artist for her initial music and also received best hip-hop video for ‘All the Way Up’.
Net Worth of Remy Ma
Remy Ma has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million. She has earned most of her fortune from her solo albums or collaborations with famous rappers. She also appeared in the sixth season of the musical show ‘Love & Hip Hop’. Her net worth had an exponential rise from the year she started as a rapper and also exceeded her husband.
Remy Ma is truly a rap artist who has seen the ups and downs of showbiz where she rose up despite the controversies and feuds. Her love for music reached in the most unlikely place where she, in Japan, was named as the most popular female rapper.