How much is Lil Flip worth?
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||March 3, 1981|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Lil Flip
Lil Flip is the stage name of Wesley Eric Weston Junior. He’s an American author, entrepreneur, rapper, record producer, and songwriter who started his music career in 1999. At first, he began his career as a battle and freestyle rapper, which eventually caught the attention of Suckafree Records. Signing with the record label helped Lil Flip gain national popularity and go mainstream, and, since the early years of the new millennium, he has continuously released new music projects.
How did Lil Flip earn his net worth?
Singing a contract with Suckafree Records and releasing his debut studio album really helped Lil Flip become wealthy in just a few months time. From the release of his album and the record deal, he was able to rack up nearly $10,000. In 2002, he received an offer from Columbia Records who eventually signed him and offered a distribution deal to Suckafree. In the summer that year, he released his second album – “Underground Legend”. The album became his first major label project which debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 and sold nearly 100,000 copies in one month.
Just like his first album, the sophomore album of Lil Flip was met with positive reviews, however, it also received a platinum certification by the RIAA, becoming his first project to achieve this. From the platinum album alone, Lil Flip received more than $15,000. Throughout the rest of the decade, the rapper continued to release more albums, all of which were commercially successful – “You Gotta Feel Me”, “I Need Mine”, and “Respect Me”. As of 2021, he has released a total of 17 studio albums and his net worth exceeds $5 million. His most recent album is a sequel of his very first – “The Leprechaun 2”.
Why is he so famous?
The rapper became famous after the release of his singles “Game Over”, “The Way We Ball”, and “Sunshine”. He was born on March 3, 1981, in Cleveland, Houston. While he was still attending the Worthing High School in his hometown, Wesley began rapping and met several aspiring artists who helped him start. In the early and mid-1990s, he took part in various rap battles where he was able to improve his skills.
In 1999, while he was a battle and freestyle rapper, he impressed Suckafree Records. Immediately after he signed his first record deal with the independent label, he began work on his first album. In July 2000, the rapper released his debut studio album called “The Leprechaun”, which includes the single “I Can Do That”, as well as collaborations with the likes of Big Hawk, South Park Mexican, and Cresta. The lead single eventually became an underground hit and it helped the album sell more than 300,000 copies by the end of the year.
What makes Lil Flip successful?
What makes this rapper so successful are not only his solo albums but the collaboration albums that he received. In March 2005, he released his first collaborative album with fellow Texas rapper Z-Ro called “Kings of the South”. From 2006 to 2009, he released four more albums with the likes of Mr. Capone-E, Young Noble, and Gudda Gudda. Most recently, in April 2020, the two released a sequel to the album called “Kings of the South II”.
Simultaneously with releasing new music, Lil Flip also established his own record label called “Clover G Records”. The label, also called “Glover G La Familia”, was created in 2004 and is distributed by Asylum and Warner Bros. Also that year, he released his own shoe line titled “Clover Footwear”. Besides that, branded off of his self-owned record label, he also created a fashion line named “Clover G Clothing”. In April 2014, the rapper even released his first book called “Don’t Let the Music Industry Fool You!”, which was released with a soundtrack album.
Lil Flip is a rapper that has found a lot of success thanks to his abilities. He started his career in 1999 and since then has released nearly 20 solo studio albums. His passion and dedication, as well as his perseverance to create new music, has helped him find prosperity. In 2020 alone, he has released three commercially acclaimed albums. Concurrently with the release of new music, Lil Flip has also released his own book, a soundtrack album, and a fashion line.