StaySolidRocky net worth: Darak Figueroa, better known as StaySolidRocky, is a rapper with a net worth of $1.5 million dollars. Here’s how it went down.
1. StaySolidRocky was born in San Antonio, Texas. His parents were separated and he lived with his mom until his early teens. She was a former rapper herself. He then moved to Richmond, Virginia to live with his dad.
2. StaySolidRocky loved listening to Lil Wayne and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony growing up. Kevin Gates, Kodak Black, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again are his favorite artists of today.
3. In high school, StaySolidRocky started freestyling. He would upload clips of his handiwork to Instagram, steadily growing his following.
4. In December of 2019, StaySolidRocky dropped the music video for his hit single “Party Girl.” It quickly shot to two million views on YouTube, before plateauing—momentarily.
5. Then StaySolidRocky got a little lucky: “Party Girl” went viral on TikTok, catapulting him into stardom. (Rod Wave and Don Toliver share similar stories.) The song would peak at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
6. StaySolidRocky spent his last dime filming the “Party Girl” music video. He was hoping for a modest 50,000 views. At the time of writing this, the YouTube video is now up to 39 million views. His gamble paid off.
7. Next, StaySolidRocky linked up with Solomon Sobande, who used to manage the late rapper XXXTentacion. Solomon got him a deal with Columbia Records, in particular, because Columbia had a track record of helping young musicians succeed.
8. StaySolidRocky doesn’t even go to a studio-studio. “I have a home studio at my friend’s house. Really, I just write at home, then when I go to the studio, I vibe. I feel like it’s more comfortable than a public studio because it’s more of a one-on-one type of thing. I can’t focus with too much around me. I like to put my headphones on and zone out,” he says.
9. StaySolidRocky is still discovering his own sound. “I’m still trying to find out who I am as an artist. That’s why, when you listen to my songs, they sound so different. I got so many unreleased songs that I haven’t put out. They’re nothing like the songs that I already have out. Each song has that same quality to me. They’re a bunch of different sounds but with good quality. You never know what’s next,” he told Billboard.
10. So expect the unexpected: “I don’t use a standard flow or try to recreate whatever I did on my last song,” he told The Source. “I make things that will sound good to the ear, and I always take pride in my lyrics.”
Related: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie net worth.