How much is Stitches Rapper worth?
|Net Worth:||$300 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||June 17, 1995 (age 27)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)
Stitches is the stage name of Philip Nickolas Katsabanis. Prior to adopting the stage name “Stitches”, he was known as Lil Phil. He’s an American rapper and record producer that rose to national popularity after he released his song “Brick in Your Face”. Over the past six years, he has released seven studio albums, four mixtapes, and a number of commercial singles.
Stitches became famous after the release of his song “Bricks in Your Face”. Philip was born on June 17, 1995, in Miami, Florida. He’s the youngest child of Alexander and Esther Katsabanis. His parents divorced when he was just one years old. He is of Cuban (through his mother) and Greek descent (through his father). Katsabanis has two older brothers – Alexander Jr. and Dimitri. They were raised by his mother with whom they lived in the Miami suburb of Kendall. There, he attended the G. Holmes Braddock High School (based in Miami-Dade County).
Left without a father and raised only by his mother and older brothers, the rapper had to begin working at a very young age. Possibly under the influence of local gangs in his early days, he sought a new way of life leading him to pursue a rapping career in the late 2000s and create the monicker “Stitches”. It was around that time that he changed his appearance by covering his entire face and body in tattoos. He settled in South Beach, Florida where he married Erica Duarte (from 2012 to 2017), with whom he has three children – Evelyn, Rex, and Rocco.
The controversial rapper became a millionaire by consistently releasing new music every year. His very first song was the aforementioned “Brick in Your Face” that was published in April 2014 on his official YouTube channel. The song immediately gained the attention of media and fans for it explicit and hardcore lyrics, racking up more than 1 million views in just a week. As of now, the clip has over 30 million views.
A few months after publishing his first song, Stitches released his debut studio project – the mixtape My Statement is No Snitching. Throughout the rest of the year, he began posting cryptic messages on his social media platforms and revealed he’s working on three music projects set for release the following year. In 2015, he went on to release not one but two mixtapes titled Brick Bible and Supply and Demand. He also released his first studio album called For Drug Dealers Only, which helped him gain further recognition.
What makes the hip hop artist so successful are his skills to produce quality hip hop and trap music whilst finding a way to remain in the spotlight with his other ventures. Concurrently with creating music, long before he gained national popularity, the young rapper continued his work with various gangs in Florida.
Ever since the beginning of his music career, he’s been signed to the TMI Gang Entertainment record label. In 2016, he and fellow rapper Str8 Kash founded their own label titled Stitches & Str8 Kash Records.
Since 2015, he has been releasing many other music projects, mostly albums and mixtapes, on various streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. In addition to his debut studio album, he has released six other albums with the most notable being Cocaine Holiday, I Need Rehab, and Bipolar. His most recent album is Married to the Bricks and it was released in January 2020. All of his music is also uploaded on his YouTube channel that he created in April 2014. On the video-sharing platform, he has accumulated 702,000 subscribers and his videos have gathered a total of 321 million views.
Stitches’ Total Net Worth
Stitches has earned estimated total career income of $1.25 million dollars. As Stitches lives in the state of Florida, he will have had to pay around 25% in taxes on his career income. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $937,000, having paid $313,000 in taxes.
Stitches married Erica Duarte 2012 and they divorced five years later, in 2017. They have three children together, Rocco, Evelyn and Rex, and it is likely that about $200,000 has been paid to Erica as part of a divorce settlement amount and child support.
In his personal life Stitches has likely spent $350,000 of his career earnings but also earned $150,000 from his investments. He will have also had to pay around $200,000 in business related costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Stitches has a net worth of about $300 thousand dollars.
Stitches is one of the most controversial rappers in the Miami area. He began his career in the 2010s after associating himself with local gangs and instantly stood out from the other hip hop artists.