Joyner Lucas, born and brought up in Worcester, Massachusetts, is mostly known as an American rapper and singer. But he is a songwriter, record producer, poet, and actor too.
Joyner Lucas came into the spotlight and got widespread recognition for the first time after he released his single ‘Ross Capicchioni’ in 2015.
Later in 2017, he once again became the hot topic of discussion after releasing the single ‘I`m Not Racist’ on his YouTube channel. It went viral pretty quickly and received massive criticism as well.
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Joyner Lucas Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||Approximately $2 million|
|Date of Birth||August 17, 1988|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Rapper|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Joyner Lucas was born on 17th August 1988 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has a birth name that is Gary Maurice Lucas Jr.
He belongs to a mixed ethnicity since his father is an African American and his mother comes of Caucasian origin.
Lucas was raised in Worcester with his two other siblings. He attended South High Community School in Worcester and later graduated from there.
Joyner Lucas has been passionate regarding music and composition since he was a little kid. Hence, he first began rapping when he was just a kid of 10 years old.
Joyner Lucas started his music career at an early age. He felt drawn towards hip-hop when he was young. He debuted as a rapper and used ‘G-Storm’ as his stage name.
Artists like Eminem, Biggie, and Nas had great influence over Lucas as he grew up listening to their music.
He says that Eminem has been a person that he has always considered the greatest ever.
He considers Eminem great in every aspect, be it the storytelling abilities, lyrical abilities, or honesty. He says, “you can hear it in my music that how much heavily influenced I am by that,”
Lucas rapped as ‘G-Storm’ until 2006. In 2007, he changed the moniker to ‘Future Joyner’. Meanwhile, he formed a group too with the name ‘Film Skool Rejekts’.
Lucas’s uncle Cyrus Tha Great had been a member of this group along with DJ Prince and Sheen Phillips.
The group ‘Film Skool Projects’ released its first collaborative album in 2007. They named the free-download album ‘Workprint: The Greatest Mixtape of All Time’.
It had featured production from artists like Madlib, J Dila, Dr. Dre, and a few more others.
Lucas released his first solo project titled ‘Listen to me’ in 2011. Later, he dropped ‘Future’ from his stage name and continued as Joyner Lucas. It’s because another American rapper rose to fame as ‘Future’ at that time.
Two years later, in 2013, he released another solo mixtape titled ‘Low Frequency Oscillators’.
Lucas got his first breakthrough in 2015 after releasing his next mixtape in April, named ‘Along Came Joyner’ on the Dead Silence Label.
This mixtape contained the song ‘Ross Capicchioni’ that brought him mass popularity and public recognition for the very first time.
Based on a true event, the song led to them facing many controversies from the music industry and social media.
Apart from that, in 2016, he signed to Atlantic Records. And in 2017, he released a project titled ‘508-507-2209’. The mixtape containing his singles titled ‘Ultrasound’, ‘I’m Sorry’, ‘Winter Blues’ and ‘Just Like You’ charted at number 7 on the ‘Heatseekers Albums’ chart on Billboard.
The same year, he released the single ‘I’m Not Racist’ on his YouTube channel. It brought him under the spotlight once again as the song received enormous attention.
In July 2018, he shared that he was suffering from hoarseness and laryngitis. For this, he had to cancel appearances in the European and Australian legs of his ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal’ tour.
Later, he was featured in ‘Lucky You’ song from Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ album on 31 August 2018. The song reached number 6 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’.
In March 2020, he released his debut studio album ADHD. Then in October 2020, he released another album titled ‘Evolution’.
Highlights and Achievements
Joyner Lucas is popular for several workpieces. However, the best highlights of his career are Stranger Things (Song, 2018), I Love (Song, 2018), I’m Not Racist (Song, 2017) and Along Came Joyner (Album, 2015).
In 2019, his song ‘I’m Not Racist’ was nominated for the Grammy Awards as Best Music Video.
His other single ‘Lucky You’ earned a Grammy nomination as well under the Best Rap Song category.
Age, Height, and Weight
Joyner Lucas has been maintaining a great physique as a 32-year-old. He is 6 feet (188cm) tall. He has a light-dark complexion complemented by his black hair and dark brown eyes. His bodyweight is 79 kgs (174 lbs).
Joyner Lucas likes to keep his personal life private. He does not let much information get revealed.
Lucas is not married yet. However, he had an on-and-off affair with Carmen Julissa Ayala. The duo has a son named Joyner Messiah Lucas.
Lucas claims him to be single at the moment. But rumor has it that he is dating his colleague Ashanti. Both worked together in the MV of his single ‘Fall Slowly.’
They shared a few passionate onscreen kisses too. However, they did not confirm anything yet.
Critics heavily criticized Joyner Lucas for his single ‘Ross Capicchioni.’ The song, based on a true event, tells the story of a Detroit teen named Ross Capicchioni who was shot dead. Meanwhile, it also tells the story from the shooter’s point of view.
His other single titled ‘I’m Not a Racist’ became the topic of hot conversation too. Some people considered the topic sensitive while others said it was cheesy.
Joyner Lucas Net Worth in 2021
Lucas’s net worth in 2021 is approximately $2 million. He had planned to go on a music tour of Australia and New Zealand. However, he had to cancel the tour because of the pandemic.