About Polo G
Polo G is the stage name of Taurus Tremani Bartlett. He’s an American rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter that rose to mainstream popularity in 2018 with his number-one single “Finer Things”. The following year, he released another single “Pop Out”, which further boosted his fame and wealth. For the past two years, the prominent rapper has released two gold and platinum-certified albums “Die a Legend” and “The Goat”.
How did Polo G earn his net worth?
The rapper became rich after he signed with the label Columbia Records and released his own studio albums. Throughout the next couple of years, he worked with his friends and fellow rappers Lil Blast and Lil Felton for the creation of his first song. He appeared in the remix of the song “Back That Ass Up”, which received minimal feedback. In 2017, he released his very first music video of the song “Check Me Out”. In early 2018, he dropped the songs “Never Cared” and “The Come Up”, both of which earned a million views and helped him gain some popularity.
In February 2019, the rapper released his breakthrough hit – “Pop Out”. The collaboration with fellow rapper Lil Tjay became his first number one hit and also his first platinum-certified record. Thanks to the song with 200 million views online, he was offered a multi-year contract with the label Columbia Records, from which he earned reportedly $750.000. A few months later, in early June, he released his debut studio album called “Die a Legend”. The album entered several charts in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United States, and even topped the US Top Rap Albums chart. From the gold and platinum-certified music project, Polo earned an additional $350.000 in total.
Why is he so famous?
Polo G became famous after the release of the collaboration “Pop Out” with Lil Tjay. Taurus was born on January 6, 1999, in Chicago, Illinois. He has four siblings and was raised by both of his parents in the Cabrini-Green area of the Windy City. He spent most of his childhood without getting in any danger, however, since his teen years, he joined various gangs and began having legal issues. He was arrested more than six times for car theft and drug possession.
After spending most of his time studying at the Wendell Phillips Academy High School, Bartlett was transferred to the arts-minded Innovations High School, from which he graduated in 2017. As he has stated multiple times in magazines and interviews, growing up, he listed a lot of hip hop artists and some of his favorites were Gucci Mane, Lil Durk, Chief Keef, and G Herbo. In the mid-2010s, inspired mainly by Tupac Shakur and Lil Wayne, he decided to pursue a rap career. He began using different names such as Capalot, Lil Capalot, Popo Capalot, and Mr. DoTooMuch before he decided to go with Polo G.
What makes him so successful?
What makes the hip hop artist so successful are both his solo projects and collaborations with other artists. Ever since his rise in the music industry and singing with Columbia, the hip hop artist received offers to collaborate with many singers. Among some of his most commercially-successful collaborations are with Lil Druk, Murda Beatz and Ty Dolla $ign, Flavio Foreign, King Von, Juice World, and Lil Tecca.
Most recently, just six months ago, in mid-May 2020, Polo released his sophomore album titled “The Goat”. Besides failing to earn many certifications and selling a lot of recording units, the album still made its way in various international charts. It entered charts in twenty different countries and flourished in Canada, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Australia. A few weeks after he dropped his second album, Polo G was included in the 2020 Freshman Class of XXL magazine, which features ten artists-to-watch. In September, the rapper founded his own record label titled ODA (Only Dreamers Achieve) Records.
Polo G is a Chicago rapper that began his career just three years ago. After the release of his breakthrough hit “Pop Out”, the rising star landed a record deal with Columbia Records and that’s how his name skyrocketed. Since 2019, the rapper with a net worth of $4 million has released a second gold-certified and critically-acclaimed album, and, even founded his own record label.