American rapper Darryl Raynard Richardson III goes by the stage name Lil Scrappy. Lil Jon, a musician and record producer, saw Richardson play at a bar in their shared hometown of Atlanta and signed him on the spot.
Lil Scrappy was one of the first artists signed to Lil Jon’s BME Recordings, along with fellow pioneers Trillville. Richardson has earned a solid name in the Atlanta hip-hop scene and a dedicated fan base across the Southeastern United States through his many mixtape releases.
How Much is Lil Scrappy Net Worth?
American rap singer Lil Scrappy has a net worth of $900,000. Lil Scrappy has made money as a rapper, hip-hop artist, and singer of crunk Gangsta rap. Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta, a popular show on VH1, has him as a cast member. He has also made cameos in videos, in addition to his part in the movie “Just Another Day.”
How Did He Start His Profession?
BME Recordings executive Vince Phillips and producer/performer Lil Jon saw Lil Scrappy in an Atlanta club called Club Legacy and signed him to the label. Then, Lil Scrappy joined Lil Jon’s BME Recordings as an early artist.
The album “The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy” was published in 2004 under his moniker. The album had a “split release,” featuring tracks from Trillville on one side and those by Lil Scrappy on the other. Consequently, the album reached a high of #12 on the Billboard 200.
Lil Scrappy’s debut album, Bred 2 Die, Born 2 Live, was released in 2006 on BME Records, Reprise Records, and G-Unit Records, and was co-produced by 50 Cent. Lil Jon produced this album that featured guest appearances from 50 Cent, Three 6 Mafia, and other rap heavyweights.
“Money in the Bank,” his debut song, featured Young Buck and reached No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Regarding sales in the United States, “Money in the Bank” was Lil Scrappy’s most successful song. Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Three 6 Mafia, and other rap heavyweights made cameos on the album he produced.
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The album’s second song, “Gangsta Gangsta,” also includes Lil Jon. Third from “Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live” came “Oh Yeah (Work),” which featured E-40 and Sean Paul (now just Sean P.). On May 13, 2008, Lil Scrappy dropped his second studio album, “Prince of the South.”
Real Talk Entertainment handled the album’s distribution. Lil Scrappy signed with Disturbing Tha Peace in April 2009. Having recently tried acting, Scrappy is now in production on the hip-hop drama “Just Another Day.”
After shooting was completed, he was supposed to begin a tour supporting his fourth studio album, “Tha Grustle.” However, the album was put on hold in November 2011. After announcing his departure from Disturbing the Peace, Lil Scrappy said in 2012 that Bonzi Records would release the album.
Lil Scrappy’s single “Addicted To Money,” released in September 2009, did not achieve mainstream success. Scrappy dropped a new track called “Bad (That’s Her)” a few weeks later. Even though Stuey Rock was a part of the song, it was not a commercial success. Two promotional singles were dubbed.
Released on October 19, 2010, via Real Talk Entertainment, “Prince of the South 2” is Scrappy’s second self-released studio album. After “Tha Grustle” in 2012, he dropped “Confidence” in 2018. Lil Scrappy has been featured on seven seasons of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” since 2012, in addition to his musical career.