A boy who made his debut into adolescence with controversial song lyrics is worthy of note. Lil Mouse became prominent for his infamous song, Get Smoked. His rap style and lyrics left many wondering where he came from and what inspires his lyrics. What was the controversy about? His style was considered part of gangsta rap or more specifically Chicago Drill Music (also known as Drill Rap, Drill Scene). Douse your question about the lil rap king as we bring you all there is to know about him.
The 18-year-old Chicago born rapper came into existence on June 7, 1999, as Mouse Myer. He plays baseball, basketball, and many other organized sports. He was at West Pullman Elementary School. Though he said in an interview that he had to leave school because of his career and rising fame which was becoming a distraction to other students and himself in their learning process, so he got homeschooled. The 1.65 m tall rapper is of American nationality and Black ethnicity.
Lil Mouse’s interest in rap goes back to when he was 5. His brother got him into it and he’s been writing and rapping since then. Well, he did not look back even after his brother was incarcerated. He became famous for uploading a song that is heavily themed with sex, drugs, and murder titled Get Smoked on YouTube when he was barely 13. The song got more than 300,000 views on its debut. His name was further established when Lil Wayne featured his song on his Dedication 4 mixtape.
Lil Mouse’s rapping which was described as inappropriate for a child of his age because of its violent and derogatory lines became a matter of public concern and received several criticisms. Many reasons came up as to why he could sing such song at his age. Growing up in Chicago where violence is the order of the day could be a major reason. His notoriety which got him on the cover of Chicago Sun-Times had them give the reason as a case of child abuse. A fellow rapper, Rhymefest however, attributed his lyrics to child pornography.
For all the care in the world, the Get Smoked rapper thinks he’s just like any other entertainer. He said that he raps about what he sees in and knows about his neighborhood and not necessarily what he glorifies. His music may have had some positive effect on some people as his manager revealed that he stopped selling drugs because of them. He may be acclaimed in the future if he combats his community’s issues with his lyrical skills.
Whatever be the case, Mouse is building his fan base. So far, he has released 5 mixtapes, 4 singles and 2 albums. He has featured popular rappers like Lil Durk, Twista, Young Scooter, and had his song featured in Lil Wayne and Chief Keef songs. Lil has also been represented by 11 other rappers in their songs. He’s looking forward to work with big names in the industry like Jay Z and Kanye West. This kid indeed cannot be stopped.
He has been in the news for a whole lot of wrong reasons. He was a member of a gang called Gangster Disciple. At one time in 2013, he was charged with threat and coercion of an 8-year-old classmate. That same year, about 7 people were shot in a club in South Side Chicago where he was performing.
His official YouTube channel has more than 97,000 subscribers, over 13,000 Twitter followers while his Facebook page has over 40,000 followers.
Lil Mouse’s Parents and Girlfriend
Lil Mouse was born the youngest child of his parents among six siblings (two brothers and four sisters). His mother is a nice lady who stands by her son and loves to show off his baseball trophies. Mouse’s father was incarcerated in 2012 but his whereabouts are currently unknown. He, however, said his dad keeps in touch and has been there for him. It is worthy of note that his father got him playing a lot of sports like motorcycles and four wheelers which he still does as a hobby.
There is no information about his girlfriend but the rapper, however, revealed that he had been with a 21-year-old woman in 2014.
Is Lil Mouse Dead? Net worth
Negative lyrical content can cause a lot of tragic circumstances not excluding death. One of his tracks titled Death of a Good Man, where he mentioned that the good die young does not, however, apply to him. He was killed by a death hoax in 2015 but took to social media to say that he is good, alive and well. The news, however, sent fans into a frenzy.
The internet was rife late last year with news that Lil Mouse was shot in the leg. The news was announced via Fake Shore Drive by his publicist Victor Foh Jr, who stated that Mouse was on Chicago’s South Side when the shooting occurred around 6 PM on 29 October 2017. He was expected to make a full recovery.
Lil Mouse has an estimated net worth of $300, 000 which is not bad for a beginner. This he got from his rap career, endorsements and advertising of products.