The music scene is always going to be filled with new people. A lot of them are usually influenced by the people who came before them. As person in their mid-twenties, I am also perplexed whenever I hear there’s a new artist making waves. I don’t keep track of whatever song is popular nowadays. So when I heard of 42 Dugg, I was like “Okay. Who’s that?” Then I did a bit of research and found out more about him, including his net worth. And I was suddenly interested to learn more.
I’ve got to be honest with you, rap isn’t my thing. It was never a genre that I particularly vibe with. I’ve come across a lot of rap songs when I listen to the radio. (Yes, I still listen to radio.) So 42 Dugg was never in my field of view. When I find out he was older than me by a few months, I was shocked. Then the shock dissipated and I finally accepted it. It’s always so weird when you find out people within your age range are more successful than you.
42 Dugg’s rap career started when he was sentenced to prison at age 15. I understand that opening a paragraph with that kind of sentence is intense. But that’s what happened. He was arrested for carjacking and was sentenced for four years in prison. His sentence was extended by two more years because he beat up a guy while incarcerated. During that period, he practiced writing raps. Honestly, that’s actually seems like a good way to pass the time while you’re in jail. He was released afterwards. This was around 2017.
Once he was out, he spent some of this time gambling. Through that, he became close with rapper Lil Baby. He was signed by Gotti, one of the rappers he listened to the most when he was younger, after he heard one of his songs being played by Lil Baby. But, somehow, Lil Baby also wanted to sign 42 Dugg to his label. So they compromised where he was signed with both Gotti and Lil Baby’s respective labels.
Dugg pretty much collaborated with both of them in the next few years. One of the songs that Lil Baby did that featured him, “Grace”, peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020. Honestly, it seems hard to make to the Hot 100, let alone in the upper fifty slots. Another Lil Baby track that he featured in, “We Paid”, peaked at number 10 in the same list. The success of those tracks basically helped 42 Dugg’s mixtape “Young & Turnt 2” peak at number 58 on the Billboard 200.
His rap career basically gained him a net worth of at least $2,000,000. That’s a pretty respectable amount of money for someone who has been in the business for about four years. And rap’s a considerably competitive genre. Two million of anything is a lot. So I have to give it up to him for having the kind of value in a short amount of time.
There isn’t really much else adding to 42 Dugg’s net worth. I looked at his Instagram account and he doesn’t really have a lot of posts on there? Mainly a few photos of him in a fancy go-kart or something. A very pink car with a big bow is in one of them. And the car wasn’t even for him but for one of the newly signed artists to Gotti’s label. The rest of his posts are about his music. So… yeah. He’s doesn’t really post that much of his wealth, except for this one tweet of his flexing his watch and random stacks of cash.
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