How much is China Mac worth?
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Date of Birth:||July 12, 1982|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is China Mac
China Mac is the stage name of Raymond Yu. He’s an American-Chinese activist, entertainer, rapper, and former gang member. He gained national exposure after the release of his slightly controversial music projects in the late 2010s.
After spending some time in jail, he began working as a rapper and record producer in 2014. Among some of his most successful songs are “Red Money”, “Mac Talk”, “Going Down”, and “My Life”. As of now, he has more than 30,156 monthly listeners and has released two studio albums.
How Did China Mac Get So Rich?
The controversial rapper became rich as soon as he began creating and releasing his own music. Prior to that, when he was 18 years old, he got into trouble and was sentenced to three years in prison, primarily for being a member of the aforementioned gang and for committing many crimes. After he was released from prison, in 2003, the now-former gang member was involved in a dangerous altercation with fellow rapper MC Jin. Eventually, Mac shot the rapper Christopher Louie (known simply as “LS”) in the back, who happens to be Jin’s associate.
After spending 2004 on the run, while trying to escape with a fake passport in Seattle, Washington, China Mac was apprehended by the police. He was sentenced to nine years in prison and during that time, he developed the nickname “China Mac”, which was created by the Mac Ballers gang. He was released in November 2013 on parole and, from the money he saved while he was in prison (more than $25,000), he founded his own label – “Red Money Records” and a pet store.
Why is he so famous?
China Mac became famous after the release of his police brutality single “Buck A Cop”, which as of now, has amassed more than 10 million streams online. He was born on July 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York. His parents emigrated from Hong Kong to the States in the 1970s. At the age of 8, he moved to a group home and, a few years later, during his pre-teen years, he joined the local Chinese gang Ghost Shadows.
The gang was founded in 1971 and shortly after he joined it, Raymond began committing various crimes that got him in trouble. Among some of the activities, they included were illegal gambling, drug trafficking, racketeering, extortion, kidnapping, and even murder. Concurrently with being part of the group, when he was a teenager, Yu developed an interest in music. He participated in several freestyle rap battles alongside other kids from the juvenile detention center.
What Makes China Mac Successful?
What makes this entertainer so successful is his desire and ability to excel as a rapper and hold nothing back. Shortly after he was returned to prison for a parole violation, he was released in 2017 and since then has been actively creating new music. In addition to this, he also frequently posts cooking videos on his YouTube channel and has created his own food video series titled “Mac Eats”. In addition to these, he posts vlogs and his music projects. Some of his most watched videos are music videos of the freestyles “Mac Talk”, “First Day Home”, and “One Shot”, all of which have more than 1 million views.
Since his release from prison in early 2017, China Mac has been very active on social media thanks to which he gained a lot of popularity. He has nearly 300 followers online and more than 30,000 active listeners on Spotify. He released his first studio album titled “Mitm” (abbreviation for Movie in the Making) in September 2017. Three years later, in May 2020, he released his sophomore studio project titled “Viral”.
Raymond Yu began creating his own music projects when he was 11. A year later, he joined the popular Chinese-American gang “Ghost Shadows”. After spending most of his adulthood in prison for various crimes, including the murder of a fellow rapper, he founded his own record label titled “Red Money Records” and began releasing his own songs and albums.
He got the nickname “China Mac” while he was in prison and eventually decided to use it as his stage name. In the past few years, his fame was boosted thanks to not only his own freestyles but also because of collaborations with the likes of Jadakiss, Dave East, The Mad Rapper, Cory Gunz, and Quiet Black.