What is Tony Yayo net worth?
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Occupation||Actor, Songwriter, Rapper|
|Date of Birth||March 31, 1978|
|Country||United States of America|
Tony Yayo Net Worth
Tony Tayo net worth: Tony Tayo is an American rapper and hype man wo has a net worth of $6 million. He is best known as a member of G-Unit, a hip hop group he formed with his childhood friends 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks. Yayo released his debut studio album, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, in 2005, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. His stage name is derived from the 1983 film Scarface, referencing the main character Tony Montana, and Yayo, the slang word for cocaine.
Yayo was born Marvin Bernard on March 31, 1978 in South Jamaica, Queens to Haitian parents, the youngest of three children.
Bernard’s parents divorced when he was 16. As a child, he met his lifelong friends Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent, and the trio eventually formed a group, G-Unit, and began working on music together, releasing a number of mixtapes in the early 2000s, including 2002’s 50 Cent is the Future, No Mercy, No Fear, and God’s Plan.
While Yayo was incarcerated in 2003, G-Unit boss 50 Cent was granted his own record label, “G-Unit Records” by Interscope after the success his debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
50 immediately signed G-Unit members Yayo and Lloyd Banks to the label, and eventually Young Buck was signed and added to the group as the official fourth member.
G-Unit released their first official group album Beg for Mercy in November 2003, which went on to be certified 4x Platinum in the United States of America.
The album was released whilst Yayo was in prison serving time on weapons charges, but Yayo was still featured on the album. The second G-Unit album T.O.S: Terminate on Sight was released in July 2008 and went on to sell 102,000 copies in the first week.
Though his appearances on numerous mixtapes during and upon his release from prison announced his return on a street level, it was not until the release of his debut single, “So Seductive” featuring 50 Cent, that Yayo received widespread recognition. In August 2005, Tony Yayo released his debut studio album, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Yayo released the second single of off his upcoming album called, “Haters”. The song features Shawty Lo, 50 Cent, & Roscoe Dash. The single was released onto Thisis50.com after being premiered on Hot 97 by Funkmaster Flex.
The single rapidly started to gain success on the urban radio charts and soon debuted on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B chart.
Tony Yayo was signed to Interscope Records in 2003, where he released his debut album Thoughts of a Predicate Felon. He was later dropped from the label in 2009.
Lloyd Banks announced a deal was signed with 50 Cent’s label, G-Unit Records on Friday, August 13, 2010 on MTV News, in which EMI Label Services would distribute and promote releases on the G-Unit roster in North America including Yayo’s untitled second album.
Along with 50 Cent, Yayo was arrested on December 31, 2002 for weapons possession. He had a Glock 20 handgun and a Colt AR-15 in the trunk of his car. When police discovered that Yayo had an outstanding warrant for a previous charge, Yayo was sentenced for bail jumping and spent all of 2003 in prison.
Yayo served time in the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility and was paroled on January 8, 2004.
The next day, he was arrested for possessing a forged passport and served time in federal prison until February 24, 2004.
When Yayo was incarcerated, G-Unit and Eminem began a campaign called “Free Yayo”. Yayo has said he was unaware of all the attention the campaign was getting until he saw Eminem wearing a “Free Yayo” T Shirt on stage at the 2003 Grammy Awards.
The first song Yayo appeared on after being released from prison was “Ain’t No Click'” from Lloyd Banks’ debut album The Hunger For More on June 2004.
Tony Yayo Net Worth
|Net worth||$6 million|
|full name||Marvin Bernard|
|stage name||Tony Yayo|
|known for||a former member of G-unit|
|also known for||hype man|