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Gillie Da Kid Net Worth: Early Years, Career & More!
In 2019, Gillie Da King and his first cousin, social media influencer and disruptor Wallo267, debuted a podcast called ‘The Million Dollaz Worth of Game Show.’ The show is a perfect blend of music, real-life challenges, personal experiences, genuine advice, and humor. In addition, the duo invites visitors to speak on related issues.
Who Exactly Is Gillie Da Kid/King?
Gillie Da Kid is a rapper and artist who co-founded and is a member of the Philadelphia rap group Major Figgis. It was a well-known organization in the Philadelphia underworld. It obtained a record deal with Houston, Texas-based Suave House Records and successfully released many tracks. However, the label lost its distribution arrangement with Universal, prompting Da Kid to pursue a solo career.
Da Kid signed with the well-known Cash Money Records label but was unable to produce his own music. He subsequently remained in the label’s shadows and began ghostwriting for other artists. Da Kid confessed in 2006 that he had ghostwritten multiple songs for Cash Money musician Lil Wayne.
It gained him a lot of attention and a new record deal. In March 2007, Da Kid signed with the new indie label Babygrande Records and released The Best of the GDK, a mixtape collection. After signing a $2 million deal with Relumae Records, he published Welcome to Gilladelphia in 2015.
His other albums include 2008’s King of Philly, 2009’s I Am Philly, and 2017’s Million Dollars’ Worth of Game. Da Kids has also appeared in films such as the 2010s The Wrath of Cain, also known as Cage Animal, and 2013’s Force of Execution. He has participated in several episodes of the TV series Chase Street and produced the critically praised film Blood Brotha in 2017. Da Kid and his cousin Wallo founded The Million Dollaz Worth of Game Show in 2009.
Gillie Da Kid Early Years
Nasir Fard, better known as Gillie Da Kid, was born on July 31, 1984, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Ben Franklin High School and subsequently attended Cabrini College, where he majored in business. He was a member of the track and basketball teams at college.
Da Kid recalled his college days as the best part of his life, saying, “As a young black kid straight outta the ghetto and to place them in a 95% white environment, it was very eye-opening for me,” and added, “White folks just really know how to have fun! We had a rule in college when you get sh—-faced drunk, you better not pass out with your shoes on. If you do, anything can happen to you.”
Gillie Da Kid Career
Da kid was a part of the Philadelphia rap group Major Figgas when he was younger. The group was a driving influence in the Philadelphia underground scene. It also had success with the release of a flood of independent singles and mixtapes.
Toward the close of the 1990s, the seven-piece band inked a deal with Suave House Records in Houston, Texas. Da Kid chose to go solo after the label’s distribution arrangement with Universal expired.
At the show’s backstage, he met the CEO of Cash Money Records, a New Orleans-based record label. The meeting was a watershed moment in his life, and Da Kid quickly signed a record deal with the label. His records, however, were never published due to publishing concerns, and he remained a ghostwriter for the label.
Following a feud with Cash Money Records and its star rapper Lil Wayne in 2006, Da Kid shot to national prominence. He had already left Cash Money Records but remained friendly with Lil Wayne. However, on one of his mixtapes in 2006, Wayne made a series of unfair accusations about Da Kid. Da Kid then decided to discuss his ghostwriting on Wayne’s albums.
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The hip-hop press covered it extensively, and articles about it were widely circulated in the city. Da Kid later signed a deal with Babygrande Records, a new indie label, and released The Best of the GDK, a mixtape collection, in March 2007. He also recorded the song ‘Get Down on the Ground’ in 2008, which was redone by Soulja Boy in 2013 as ‘Get Down.’
King of Philly, released in 2008, and I Am Philly, released in 2009. Da Kid then signed a $2 million deal with Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali’s Relumae Records. In 2015, he released Welcome to Gilladelphia as Relumae. He published Million Dollars Worth of Game in 2017.
Da Kid had acted in several films in addition to his music career. He made an appearance in King of the Avenue in 2010. He later starred in and directed The Wrath of Cain, also known as Caged Animal. Then, in 2013, he co-starred in Force of Execution with Steven Segal.
He co-produced Blood Brotha with Patryk Depa in 2017. The film earned positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. Blood Brotha was about a thug from Philadelphia who decides to give up his illegal life for love. But first, he had to deal with some old foes.
He also played North Phil in several episodes of the TV show Chase Street. In 2017, he appeared in the episode named ‘No One Can Serve Two Masters,’ and in 2020, he appeared in ‘Run CMD,’ ‘No One Can Serve Two Masters,’ and ‘Closed Casket.’ He is also known for his depiction of TI in the 2019 TV movie The Probe.
‘The Million Dollar Game Show Podcast’
Gillie Da King and social media influencer and disruptor Wallo267 established The Million Dollaz Worth of Game Show in 2019. Da King and Wallo were first cousins who grew up in Philadelphia. The first episode of the show premiered on August 13, 2019.
For their audience, Da King and Wallo discuss social media and reality television. The show is also designed as a perfect blend of music, real-life issues, personal experiences, genuine advice, and humor. In addition, the duo invites visitors to speak on related issues.
Dispute with Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy and Da Kid began an online spat in 2014 over the topic of older rappers not giving newer artists their due in the spotlight. Damon Feldman, a celebrity boxing promoter, proposed a celebrity boxing match between them after the incident.
They quickly signed a deal. However, Soulja Boy withdrew from the game, and it was unknown why Boy left after claiming to be trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr. However, Da Kid is expected to compete against reality personality George Weisgerber, and the specifics are still being worked out.
Gillie Da Kid’s Net Worth
Gillie’s net worth as a rapper is estimated to be $2 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.
Gillie Da Kid Private Life
Da child is married to Gene, also known as Tudie, a makeup artist. She was a guest on his podcast when he disclosed that he affectionately refers to her as ‘Toot.’ They have two boys, the eldest being YNG Cheese, and the youngest being TR3Y Seven7. They are both recording artists, and in 2021, they released the hip-hop and rap album Macc N Cheese.