J.I the Prince of N.Y net worth: Justin Rivera, known as J.I the Prince of N.Y, is a rapper with a net worth of $1 million dollars. Read on for his highlights.
1. J.I the Prince of N.Y was born on September 23, 2001, in Brooklyn, New York. He’s Puerto Rican, has two brothers, one sister, and grew up in poverty. J.I stands five-feet-four-inches tall.
2. Despite being so young, J.I came up listening to older generation rappers like 2Pac, DMX, Big Pun, Nas, Jay-Z, and Eminem. In grade school, he noticed he had a natural talent for writing stories and, at age 12, he took that talent and applied it to writing rap lyrics.
3. In 2016, he competed on The Rap Game, a reality TV contest created by music mogul Jermaine Dupri. While he didn’t win, J.I the Prince of N.Y learned a lot about work ethic and commitment during the taping. He would spend the next two years engaging in rap battles, refining his skill, and steadily growing his following on social media.
4. In 2019, after racking up millions of streams on Spotify and YouTube, J.I the Prince of N.Y flew out to California to meet with labels. He ended up signing with Interscope Records, and had this to say about the experience: “It was dope. It felt like I was finally being rewarded. The labels look at the momentum you’ve got and you kind of have to redevelop yourself. I have done that by putting out new bodies of work.”
5. While fans are quick to compare J.I the Prince of N.Y with fellow rapper-slash-singers like Lil Tjay and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, he’s aiming even higher: J.I wants to reach Elvis or Michael Jackson status by the time he’s done.
6. The way he sees it, it’s inevitable: “I feel like I wouldn’t have gotten this far [if I wasn’t gonna blow up]. You know, in 2016, I got a little bit of exposure. I thought I was going to pop off from there and then it just died out for two years. 2019 comes. I am like hotter than I was in 2016. So it’s like, I don’t feel like this is happening for no reason. I feel like my name is already talked about, like people know I am out here. It’s just about letting everyone know I am out here now. I feel like certain people know. I just want to let everybody know.”
7. J.I the Prince of N.Y calls himself a “street entrepreneur.” He believes he’s too smart to fail, and if he does, he knows he’s got no one to blame but himself. Long-term, after he reaches the pinnacle of music, J.I sees himself venturing out into business pursuits that will positively impact the world.
8. As for his name, J.I doesn’t really think of himself as “the prince of New York.” However, after creating an Instagram account with that handle, and being called that on The Rap Game, the name stuck. He couldn’t really escape it. But he thinks the whole I’m-the-whatever-of-my-city debate is pointless, because everyone’s career is up and down and different artists will deserve the title at different times.
9. Not surprising given his rap battle history and eventual signing with Interscope, J.I’s favorite rapper of all-time is Slim Shady; and his favorite movie, of course, is 8 Mile, which he used to watch religiously before battling.
10. And here’s something you probably didn’t know about J.I the Prince of N.Y: “I am very antisocial,” he tells XXL. “I normally stick to myself. I like being alone. I am a weird person, I like being by myself. People tick me off easily; I don’t really like being bothered by people. I don’t really like other people’s opinions.”
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