Over the last decade, the American music industry has been growing at an exponential rate. Not only have hundreds of amazingly talented new artists jumped on this bandwagon, but several newer genres of popular music have also come up like mushrooms. One of the most popular genres over the last few years, undoubtedly, is that of rap music. And what is even more astonishing is that most artists who are debuting in this genre are young teenagers. How many were 20-year-olds getting Grammy nominations even 15-20 years back? Yet now, most nominees are very young artists. Tecca is one of them. Though he is way too young for a Grammy yet, his winning one will certainly come as a surprise very shortly.
Tecca is an 18-year American rapper from New York City. Some of his most famous songs include Ransom, Love Me, Did It Again, Dolly, and Wear You Down. All of these songs charted at the Billboard Hot 100 – an incredible feat for someone so young. So far, some of the major awards that he has been nominated for include an American Music Award, a Streamy Award, and an MTV Europe Music Award. Though he hasn’t won any yet, we will surely see him winning soon! Read on to find out more about Lil Tecca’s humble beginnings in his early life, his career, and his current net worth.
Lil Tecca: Early Life
Lil Tecca was born Tyler Justin Anthony Yo Mama Sharpe. His parents are immigrants in the United States from Jamaica. Lil Tecca, however, is an American citizen by birth. He was born on the 26th of August in the Queens area of New York City. He was raised in the same neighborhood, more specifically in Springfield Gardens. Later, Lil Tecca’s family moved to Cedarhurst in Long Island, where he was brought up. He attended the Lawrence High School and dreamt of going to the NBA – National Basketball Association. Though he was inclined towards a career in sports, he realized that he had a real affinity for music around the age of 12. And the best part was that it also immensely interested him. As a result of this passion for music, Lil Tecca is one of the youngest musicians to ever peak at number 4 at the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Tecca: Career
Lil Tecca started realizing his love for music when he was only nine years old. It started with him rapping with his friends over a mic on an Xbox gaming console. In the beginning, they would rap tracks with lyrics that were aimed at dissing and making fun of each other. What usually makes rap music stand out distinctly from the different genres of music is how raw and honest it. Rap music usually comes with very meaningful lyrics, written by playing with words, which are very relatable for the listeners. All rappers start their career similarly by writing about things and experiences that have impacted their lives significantly. And clearly, Tecca was no different. He and his friends would upload their raps to Soundcloud for other people to give it a listen.
Tecca started gaining more and more interest with time, especially during his time in middle school. It was around 2017, when Tecca was only 15 years old, or so, that the music he made started gaining some popularity. He was catapulted to his currently accentuating position under the limelight with his hit single ‘Ransom’ in 2019. At that time, he was only 17 years old. This is the song that peaked at number 4 in the Billboard Hot 100. He later came out with his first mixtape – We Love You Tecca, in the same year. He released his debut album, titled Virgo World, in September 2020. We are assuming that the interesting title of this album comes from his zodiac sign – Virgo. He has already been nominated for several awards. Hopefully, we will see him sweep some of them off very soon.
Lil Tecca: Net Worth
Currently, Tecca’s net worth is about $3 million. The 18-year-old singer and rapper is a true inspiration to kids his age. He has worked very hard to reach this position in life at such a young age. His personal wealth is estimated based on his earnings from his music – especially since his debut album was released last year. We cannot wait to see what else is in store for this talented young musician as he grows up! Stay tuned to this page for more such updates.