Famous Dex (real name – Dexter Tiewon Gore Jr.) is an American rapper who is best known for his songs ”Japan” and ”Pick It Up.”
He was born on September 6, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dex was raised on the South Side of Chicago.
On June 12, 2015, he released his first mixtape titled ”Never Seen It Coming.” Later that year, Dex released another mixtape, called – ”Dexter’s Laboratory.”
On March 6, 2016, he signed to Rich The Kid’s label Rich Forever Music.
In 2016, Dexter released five mixtapes – Drippy, #OhhMannGoddDamn, Heartbreak Kid, Dexter: The Robot, and Dexter Different. The last four mixtapes were released via the ”Rich Forever Music” record label.
On October 20, 2017, Dex released the song ”Pick It Up” feat. ASAP Rocky. It peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On December 25, 2017, he released ”Read About It” mixtape via Rich Forever Music.
On March 16, 2018, the rapper released the song ”Japan.” It peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.
He released his first album, Dex Meets Dexter, in April 2018 via 300 Entertainment and Rich Forever Music.
In November 2019, he had suffered a seizure while performing at a clip in West Hollywood. Later, his rep said in a statement: ”We wish Famous Dex a speedy recovery after his epileptic seizure last night.” His representative also said: ”He is currently in good spirits and hopes to return back to finishing his new album.”
On January 2, 2020, Dexter released ”Dexter 2031” extended play.
On September 4, 2020, he released his second studio album, entitled – ”Diana” by 300 Entertainment and Rich Forever Music. It featured Drax Project, Wiz Khalifa, ASAP Rocky, and Diplo.
Famous Dex is in a relationship with Baby Mama.
In September 2016, Dex is shown beating his girlfriend in video surveillance footage released by singer Tish Hyman. Hyman claims the incident took place at her home.
”He not only TRASHED And BROKE INTO my place,” Tish wrote in an Instagram post along with the video. She added: ”He beat this poor girl so badly. Is this the new generation of great artists that young people are looking up to?”
Dexter later tweeted: ”She wasn’t hurt. I cut my hand like wtf I’m not like that she cheated on me an she was wrong God know.”
In April 2018, he was invited on The Breakfast Club morning show and said:
”What I learned from that … Not just me putting my hands on a female, I just, me losing my mom, me being new to this music stuff, it was a lot of pressure on me, you know?” Dex continued: ”So I just kinda blanked out right there.”
The American rapper said in a September 2018 interview with Complex:
”I was wrong to put my hands on a woman. If you even do that to a woman, you’re wrong.” Dexter went on to say: ”She knew I was wrong and she know that I’m not perfect.” The rapper added: ”And she believed in giving me another chance.”
Dex and his girlfriend have three children, two daughters and a son.
Dex is 5′ 11″ (1.80 cm) tall.
”God is good, God is great. I just wanna thank God for everything.”
”Life so short never know what’s going on.”
”Trippie Redd, he’s a rock star slash pale devil guy. Heartbroken, lovable guy.”
”I love this hip hop music stuff right now, it’s so cool. It’s beautiful.”
His cousin is rapper Lil Wop 17.
In 2016, Dex and DDG teamed up for the song ”Lettuce.”
Also in 2016, Dexter tattooed his face with a pink ribbon in the memory of his late mom who passed away due to breast cancer.
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Famous Dex – Net Worth
Dex earned most of his wealth from selling his albums (Diana and Dex Meets Dexter) and mixtapes (Never Seen It Coming, Dexter’s Laboratory, Drippy, #OhhMannGoddDamn, Heartbreak Kid, Dexter: The Robot, Dexter Different, and Read About It).
In addition, Dexter has a YouTube channel with over 263 million views – meaning about $600k in revenue. Therefore, Famous Dex has an estimated net worth of $7 million.
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