Who is 6LACK?
6LACK (pronounced as “Black”) is an American artist popularly know for his single “Prblms” which was released in September 2016. He is a rapper, songwriter and R&B singer from Atlanta Georgia.
This article talks about American rapper “6LACK” and in it, we will be covering his biography, age, career, net worth, family background, and other facts about him. Before we proceed let’s have a look at his profile summary below.
|Real Name||Ricardo Valdez Valentine Jr|
|Age||30 years old (2022)|
|Birth Date||June 24, 1992|
|Birth Place||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter and Rapper|
|Child’s Name||Syx Rose Valentine|
|Height||5ft 6inches Tall|
|Weight||70Kg (154 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$5 million – $10 million approx|
6lack Real Name, Age, Birthday
6LACK real name is Ricardo Valdez Valentine Jr. He was born on the 24th of June 1992, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
In 2017 he moved with his parents to Atlanta Georgia in the United States. He is the oldest child amongst three(3) children.
6LACK attended and graduated from Stone Mountain High School before moving to Valdosta State University for his tertiary education.
6LACK music career kick started when he was very young. At age 4, he started rapping in middle school. While growing up he engaged and competed in rap battles including American rapper Young Thug.
In July 2011, 6LACK signed a record deal with Flo Rida’s International Music Group and Strong Arm. He left school (Valdosta State University) after this signing to focus more on music.
During this period 6LACK faced a lot of challenges, he lacked the financial resources to take care of himself.
At most times he would sleep in the studio or out on the streets. After spending five years with the record label, he left due to issues over artistic licence and management.
In 2015, 6LACK joined the musical collective Spillage Village and appeared on four tracks of Spillage Village EO titled “Bears Like This Too”. His signing into Spillage Village was short lived as he also left the label.
In 2016 he got signed to Love Renaissance (LVRN) and Interscope Records. Later that year he released his single “Prblms” one of the songs which made up his debut album”FREE 6LACK”.
The single brought attention to him as it was 73rd on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while his debut album was 34th on Billboards 200 chart.
Two years later(2018), he released his second studio album “East Atlanta Love Letter” featuring other stars such as J.cole, Offet, Khalid and Future.
This album also included his hit singles “Switch” released on June 22 and “Nonchalant” released on August 17, 2018. 6LACK has since then continued to make waves.
Over the years the years he issued a series of singles such as “That Far”, “Grab the Wheel” and many more. He also got featured on other songs such as “Waves” by Normani in 2019 and Selena Gomez’s “Crowded Room” in 2020.
On the 24th of June, 2020, He celebrated his 28th birthday along with the release of his single “Float” and EP “6pc Hot”. In 2021 he released “Calling My Phone” featuring American rapper Lil Tjay.
6LACK is currently in a relationship with American singer Bianca Quiñones popularly known by her stage name as Quiñ.
6LACK has a child. He is the father to Syx Rose Valentine. She was born to him by African American writer and fashon model Jaycina Almond.
Height & Weight Measurements
6LACK is 5 feet 6inches tall and weighs about 70kg (154 lbs).
Over the years, 6LACK has toured around different parts of the world below are the list of tours:
- Legend of the Fall Tour 2017.
- Free 6lack Tour 2017.
- From East Atlanta with Love Tour 2018.
- Dream Ville Festival Tour 2019.
Awards and Nominations
|Best New Artist||Soul Train Music Awards||2017|
|Best Urban Contemporary Album||Grammy Awards||2018|
|Best Rap/Sung Performance||Grammy Awards||2018|
|Best New R&B Artist||iHeartRadio Music Awards||2018|
|Best Collaboration||Soul Train Music Awards||2018|
|Best Rap/Sung Performance||Grammy Awards||2019|
|Best R&B Video||MTV Video Music Award||2019|
- He won Best R&B video, MTV Video Music Award 2019 for the song “Waves with Normani”.
Songs by 6LACK
6LACK songs focuses on personal and business relationship. He said that most of his songs were influenced by failed relationships and his personal experience. His songs have been described as moody Hip-hop by Billboard magazine.
Here are a list of some his songs:
- Stay Down
- Ex Calling
- Know my Rights
- Pretty Little Fears
6LACK Net Worth
6LACK has an estimated net worth of $5 million – $10 million approximately.
To connect with 6lack, you can follow him through any one of his social media handles below:
- Twitter- @6LACK
- Instagram- @6lack