Aaquil Iben Shamon Brown was born on 29 December 1993, while his brother Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown was born on 7 June 1995. Both were born in California, Inglewood. Bernadette Walker, their mother, worked with the army and their father left when the boys were young. Their mom was deployed to different states because of her work with the army, causing the family to move several times. They moved from California to Mississippi and then Maryland before the family finally settled in Fort Hood, Texas ‘ military post.
The family moved back to Mississippi when their mother left the army to join her new spouse, Floyd Sullivan. The boys settled in the notorious Ida Street housing projects in Tupelo City with their new stepfather. Their stepfather sold drugs to help the family and keep the children in school.
While still in high school, they started making music in their mother’s basement, writing their songs and making their beats. They were part of a group of three that went through the “Dem Outta St8 Boyz” moniker. They got noticed in their locality at this point, got to play at birthday parties and shows.
When they signed up for Mike Will Made-It’s Ear Drummers Entertainment, they got their big break. Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi didn’t know much about their father, so the only family they had was their mother, Bernadette, and brother Michael. Their mother remarried after leaving the army, so in their stepdad, Floyd Sullivan they got a father figure.
After a few years, the second marriage of their mother ended, leaving the boys with only one parent. It took so much of their time when they started to work on their music career while still in high school that they started skipping school. With their lifestyle, their mom was so frustrated and threw her boys out. The brothers were forced to place their music in abandoned buildings while working in dead-end jobs. Uploading their music on the internet gave them the necessary exposure and earned duo appearances on BET’s 106th & Park music video countdown show in the famous “Wild Out Wednesdays” segment. Under the moniker “Dem Outta St8 Boyz,” both Rae Sremmurd members worked to produce music at home and at local parties to earn some recognition. The boys have worked very hard to achieve the success they now enjoy.
They got their first break when they were featured on BET’s hip-hop segment “Wild Out Wednesday,” and R&B show 106 and Park. They were recognized and signed to the EarDrummers Entertainment label after that.
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These boys weren’t born with a silver spoon and growing up wasn’t too rosy for them, but with pure determination and hard work, they continued their talent and made it work for them.
Rae Sremmurd’s net worth is estimated at $12 million combined, which is proof of the success of their career. Many chart-topping hits, two platinum-certified albums and sold-out concerts throughout the United States and beyond were enough to keep Rae Sremmurd’s annual income at an average of $360,000. Meanwhile, Rae Sremmurd’s YouTube channel earns $6.9 million per year in revenue, according to Socialblades.