Lil Scrappy, born Darryl Kevin Richardson on January 19, 1984, is an American rapper and television personality best known for his albums “Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live” and “Tha GruStle.” He has released five albums. Scrappy has also worked on collaboration albums with other artists. Some of these albums include “The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy” and “Silence & Secrecy: Black Rag Gang.” His hit songs include ‘Money in the Bank,’ ‘No Problems,’ ‘No Love,’ and ‘Gangsta Gangsta.’ Scrappy currently features in the reality T.V. series “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” He has a massive following on the Atlanta hip-hop scene.
History of Lil Scrappy
Darryl Kevin Richardson, known by his stage name, Lil Scrappy, is a rapper, producer, and reality T.V. star. He was born on January 19, 1982, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised by a single mother because his father, Darryl Richardson Senior, left before he was born.
Along with Trillville, Lil Scrappy was one of the first artists signed to American record producer and rapper Lil Jon’s BME Recordings. He has since built a strong reputation and has made a name for himself in the Atlanta hip-hop scene.
Lil Scrappy’s music career started in 2006 with the release of his debut album “Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live.” The album’s first single, ‘Money in the Bank,’ charted at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it his most commercially successful single to date. The album itself peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Scrappy’s second album, “Prince of the South,” was released in 2008. Then in 2010, “Prince of the South 2,” with the songs ‘Addicted To Money’ and ‘Bad,’ was released but was not much of a success.
“Tha GruStle” was released in 2012, its most successful single being ‘No Love,’ which recorded over 100k views on YouTube in its first week. He has also worked with other artists on two collaborative albums, “Silence & Secrecy: Black Rag Gang” and “The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy.” He has since appeared on several reality shows, including “Love & Hip Hop: Miami,” and “Leave It To Stevie.” He currently stars on the reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
Lil Scrappy was involved in a relationship with Erica Dixon, and they have a daughter, Emani. The rapper also dated Adi Benson and Shay Johnson. He is married to Adiza Benson, also known as Bambi, a television personality.
Lil Scrappy timeline
Lil Scrappy releases his debut album, “Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live.”
His second album drops.
Lil Scrappy drops yet another successful album.
Lil Scrappy features on a reality show, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
Lil Scrappy FAQs
How old is Lil Scrappy’s son?
His son, Breland, will be four on September 18, 2022.
How many kids does Lil Scrappy have with his wife, Bambi?
Three kids — a son and two daughters.
What was Lil Scrappy’s biggest hit?
To date, his most successful song has been ‘Money in the Bank.’
5 Surprising Facts
He attended a military school
Lil Scrappy enrolled at a military high school in California.
A video game featured his song
His hit single, ‘Money in the Bank,’ featured as one of the theme songs for the video game “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007.”
He has appeared in a movie
Apart from being a reality television star, he also appeared in the hip-hop drama “Just Another Day.”
He was discovered at a club
Lil Scrappy was discovered by Lil Jon while performing at a club in Atlanta and was signed to the rapper’s label.
He is friends with 50 Cent
He has a professional relationship with the famous rapper and has described him as someone he admires and looks up to.
Why We Love Lil Scrappy
He reps the South
Lil Scrappy is one of the South coast’s most respected rappers. He calls himself the “Prince of the South,” which is the title of his second album.
Lil Scrappy has a unique rap style, which his fans and followers love about him. He classifies his genre of rap as “Hip hop crunk.”
His grass-to-grace story
He was born into a financially struggling family, and his father left before he was born. Music allowed him to find his way out of poverty.
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