Blac Youngsta, a stage name for Tennessee-born Sammie Marquez Benson is an American rapper. He is a member of Epic Records and Yo Gotti's Collective Music Group (CMG) labels.
His 2017 single “Hip Hopper” and 2018 single “Booty,” the latter of which peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100, were the most successful after a number of mixtapes when he was first signed.
His first studio album, 223 (2019), which peaked at number 42 on the Billboard 200, contains both tracks.
Blac Youngsta's Early Life
Marquez, Sammie Benson was born on April 8, 1990, and grew up in the impoverished McMillan Street neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. The grandparents raised Benson and his younger brothers.
Blac had to work to support himself when he was a little child because his family was having financial difficulties. In the beginning, he sold narcotics as well as worked at the grocery store.
Blac Youngsta's Got Arrested
Despite working two jobs each, his grandparents struggled to put food on the table and made a pitiful living. After Benson was just 7 years old, his grandfather was able to obtain him a job at a nearby grocery shop.
However, he was dismissed when the manager saw him sending false orders to the store in order to bring food home for him and his brothers. Benson started selling drugs after being fired from the store, and he has since served a number of prison terms for drug and firearms-related offenses.
After completing a year in jail, Benson started organizing neighborhood block parties in 2012, which helped him gain local notoriety in South Memphis. He soon started pursuing a career in music, and in 2012, he released his debut mixtape, Fast Bricks.
Blac Youngsta's Allegation
After being charged with killing his fellow rapper Young Dolph, he made headlines. People conjectured that Youngsta's involvement in the fire act on Young Dolph was motivated by rivalry.
News of Youngsta and his grandmother's deaths circulated in November, however, news outlets have dismissed all such rumors as false.
The police were summoned to a Wells Fargo location in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on January 8, 2016, after Blac Youngsta took a $200,000 withdrawal from his bank account to buy a car.
Blac Youngsta was allegedly seen leaving the bank with the money, leading the workers to fear he was robbing the establishment. Youngsta and his companions were freed right there on the spot.
Youngsta later claimed that he was arrested because he was “young and black,” accusing the police and bank employees of racial profiling.
In connection with the killing of fellow Memphis rapper Young Dolph, in which Youngsta and his cohorts are accused of firing over 100 shots into Dolph's SUV, Blac Youngsta turned himself into police on May 16, 2017.
Prior to confessing, Blac Youngsta had maintained his innocence. He was accused of six counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle as well as felony conspiracy but was freed on bond the same day. The accusations were withdrawn in May 2019.
Blac Youngsta's Career Breakthrough
Kodak Black, Lil Yachty, and Slim Jxmmi had guest appearances on Blac Youngsta's fourth mixtape as a member of CMG, Illuminati, which was released in February 2017.
A “Free Blac Youngsta” grassroots movement was launched on May 17, 2017, after fellow rapper Young Thug released a song with the same name. Blac Youngsta had turned himself in for his role in a shooting that was intended for Yo Gotti's longstanding foe, Young Dolph.
Following his release, Blac Youngsta founded his own label imprint under CMG, Heavy Camp, and in June 2017 he put out a mixtape titled I'm Innocent, featuring Slim Jxmmi and Ty Dolla Sign as guests.
Blac Youngsta and Epic Records agreed to a major label deal in December 2017.
Youngsta's first studio album, 223, was released by Epic in February 2018 and featured performances from Lil Yachty, Travis Scott, and French Montana.
The album appeared on the Billboard 200 list and peaked at position 42. The album also gave rise to the popular song “Booty,” which peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was given a Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Fuck Everybody 2, a follow-up to Blac Youngsta's 2016 mixtape Fuck Everybody, was released in August 2018. It only featured Lil Pump as a guest appearance, yet it also charted on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 63.
Blac Youngsta's EP, Cut Up, was released in May 2019.
Church on Sunday is the title of Blac Youngsta's second studio album, which he revealed on Twitter in August 2019. A similar international tour with the same name, beginning in November 2019, was also announced by Blac Youngsta in October 2019.
At the conclusion of the same month, Church on Sunday was made available.
He appeared in the song “1 2 3” by Moneybagg Yo in January 2020. The song was eventually made into a single in April 2020 and debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, giving him his second single to do so.
Blac Youngsta's Awards and Recognition
In 2012, Blac Youngsta launched his career by releasing “fast Bricks,” his debut music mixtape. He also released a song in 2014 called “Heavy.” He was then signed by a “collective music label” after that.
He wrote and produced a number of songs, including Fuck Everyone, Young & Reckless, I Swear to God, and Illuminati. In 2017, he founded his own label, “Heavy Camp,” and worked with Epic Records.
He released another album in 2018 titled “223,” which included Travis Scott. 42 was the album's position on the Billboard Hot 200. He made his appearance in the song Moneybagg in 2020. On the Hot R & B Hip-Hop Songs Chart, the single came in at number two.
Blac Youngsta Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Blac Youngsta aka Sammie Marquez Benson is $6 million.
Rapper Blac is an American who lives and works in Tennessee. He becomes well-known when his song “Booty” helped him reach the 73rd spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Blac Youngsta's annual salary will be $500,000 in 2022.
His songs, mixtapes, guest spots, collaborations, and brand promotions are the main sources of his revenue.
Blac invested $3 million in an extremely lavish and opulent home in Los Angeles. He also enjoys driving and has several expensive, high-end vehicles in his possession.
The estimated net worth of Blac Youngsta aka Sammie Marquez Benson is $6 million. Rapper Blac is an American who lives and works in Tennessee. He becomes well-known when his song “Booty” helped him reach the 73rd spot on the Billboard Hot 100.