Sheck Wes

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Sheck Wes
Sheck Wes performing in 2019
Sheck Wes performing in 2019
Background information
Birth nameKhadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall
Also known as
  • Kid Khadi
  • Wes
  • Sheck Jesus
  • Mudboy
Born (1998-09-10) September 10, 1998 (age 21)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • model
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitesheckwes.com

Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), better known as Sheck Wes, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.[1] He is best known for his 2017 song "Mo Bamba", which became popular in 2018.[2]

Wes is jointly signed to Travis Scott's Cactus Jack and Kanye West's GOOD Music record labels, under the aegis of Interscope Records.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Khadimou Fall was born on September 10, 1998 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City to parents of Senegalese descent. Wes was raised in a Muslim household.[5] At age 5, Wes and his mother moved to Milwaukee, where he lived for 9 years. At 14, Wes moved back to New York.[6] Fall began making music at age 11, to relieve stress due to his troubled childhood as he was raised in a hostile environment. While in high school, basketball became a major extracurricular pursuit, but he attracted interest from a fashion talent scout, leading him to skipping a playoff game to participate in the Madison Square Garden unveiling of the Yeezy Season 3 collection.[7]

Career[edit]

On February 2, 2018, Fall signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music and Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Records label alongside Interscope.[8] Fall made a guest appearance on Scott's fourth studio album Astroworld on the song "No Bystanders" alongside American rapper Juice WRLD.[9] On October 2, Fall announced his debut studio album titled Mudboy which was released just three days after.[10] On March 19, Fall released a new single under the Cactus Jack label called "YKTS".[11]

In January 2019, Fall was part of the opening act for Eminem's concert in Hawaii alongside fellow American rapper Logic.[12] On July 18, Fall released the singles "Sadio Mane",[13] and "Losing My Mind".[14] On December 27, Fall was heavily featured on the song "Gang Gang" from the Cactus Jack compilation album JackBoys.[15]

Controversy[edit]

On January 31, 2019, Ridge Productions claimed Fall had refused to pay for the video for his forthcoming single "Mudboy". Ridge Productions posted the original edit of the video, with substituted audio mocking Fall and his crew for reneging on their agreement.[16][17]

In February 2019, Fall was accused of stalking and domestic abuse by his former partner, the singer Justine Skye.[18][19] Fall was removed from an advertising campaign for Major League Soccer in response to the allegations.[20] Skye was subsequently reported to have requested a restraining order against Fall.[21][22] Fall has denied the allegations and no charges were ever brought forward.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Fall practices Islam. [5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[23]
US
R&B/HH
[24]
US
Rap
[25]
CAN
[26]
Mudboy[27][28] 17 11 11 19

Collaborative albums[edit]

List of collaborative albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US AUS CAN NZ
JackBoys[31]
(with JackBoys and Travis Scott as JackBoys)
1
[32]
5
[33]
1
[34]
5
[35]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[36]
US
R&B/HH

[37]
AUS
[38]
CAN
[39]
NZ
Hot

[40]
UK
[41]
"Live Sheck Wes"[42] 2017 Mudboy
"Mo Bamba"[43] 6 2 29 5 26
"Do That"[47] 2018 Non-album single
"Chippi Chippi"[48] Mudboy
"Enzo"
(with DJ Snake featuring Offset, 21 Savage and Gucci Mane)[49]
2019 21 Carte Blanche
"Sadio Mane"[50] Non-album singles
"Losing My Mind"[51]
"YKTS"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Shopping Spree"
(Murda Beatz featuring Lil Pump and Sheck Wes)[52]
2019 Non-album singles
"Mayday"
(Chase B featuring Sheck Wes and Young Thug)[53]

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[54]
US
R&B/HH
[55]
AUS
[56]
CAN
[57]
FRA
[58]
SWE.
Heat
[59]
UK
[60]
"No Bystanders"
(Travis Scott featuring Juice Wrld and Sheck Wes)
2018 31 22 34 105 2 Astroworld
"Gang Gang"
(with JackBoys)
2019 48 22 63 40 52 JackBoys

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ezra, Marcus. "Live Sheck Wes". The Fader. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Coscarelli, Joe (September 4, 2018). "The Story of 'Mo Bamba': How a SoundCloud Rap Track Goes Viral". The New York Times. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Louis, Nate. "The Fascinating Rise of Sheck Wes: "I'm a Mudboy, I Came From Nothing"". Pigeons and Planes. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Aku, Timmhotep. "Sheck Wes Wants to Be the First Rapper/Model/NBA Star/Nobel Prize Winner in History". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Sheck Wes Says "Mo Bamba" Was Partially Inspired By An Islamic Saint". Genius. 14/02/2019. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Live Sheck Wes".
  7. ^ "Sheck Wes | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  8. ^ "I signed a record deal with Kanye West and Travis Scott under the INTERSCOPE Imprint. I'm very excited . I hope you are too". February 2, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2020 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Renshaw, David (August 3, 2018). "Here are the full album credits for Travis Scott's ASTROWORLD". The Fader. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  10. ^ Strauss, Matthew (October 2, 2018). "Sheck Wes Reveals Release Date for New Album MUDBOY". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  11. ^ "Do That - Single by Sheck Wes on Apple Music". March 19, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2020 – via Apple Music.
  12. ^ Findly, Mitch (January 29, 2019). "Eminem Taps Logic & Sheck Wes To Open At Hawaii Concert". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  13. ^ "Sadio Mané (YNWA) - Single by Sheck Wes on Apple Music". July 18, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2020 – via Apple Music.
  14. ^ "https://music.apple.com/us/album/losing-my-mind-single/1472609772". July 18, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2020 – via Apple Music. External link in |title= (help)
  15. ^ "JACKBOYS by JACKBOYS & Travis Scott on Apple Music". December 27, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2020 – via Apple Music.
  16. ^ Williams, Aaron (February 1, 2019). "Sheck Wes Gets Trolled By A Video Producer Who Says Sheck Didn't Pay Him For Shooting The 'Gmail' Video". Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  17. ^ Beschizza, Rob (February 1, 2019). "Production company posts funny remix after rapper refuses to pay for music video". Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  18. ^ a b Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (February 12, 2019). "Rapper Sheck Wes accused of stalking and domestic violence". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  19. ^ "Who is Sheck Wes, whom Justine Skye has accused of abusing her?". Metro. February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "Sheck Wes Pulled From Campaign After Abuse Allegations". Vibe. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  21. ^ "Justine Skye Requests Restraining Order Against Sheck Wes [UPDATE]". Spin. February 15, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  22. ^ Trock, Gary; Walters, Liz (February 15, 2019). "Singer Justine Skye Files Restraining Order Against Sheck Wes". The Blast. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  23. ^ "Billboard 200: October 20, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  24. ^ "Sheck Wes Chart History: Top R&B.Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  25. ^ "Sheck Wes Chart History: Top Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  26. ^ "A Star Is Reborn At No. 1 On This Week's Albums Chart". FYIMusicNews. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  27. ^ "Sheck Wes Drops "Do That" and Reveals He Was Supposed to Be in Wyoming With Kanye". Pigeons & Planes. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  28. ^ "Sheck Wes Takes Over Footaction For 'No One Way' Campaign, Talks Astroworld Tour and 'Mudboy'". Vibe. September 11, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  29. ^ a b c "Mo Bamba". Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  30. ^ "Gold/Platinum - Music Canada". Music Canada. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  31. ^ G., Michael (October 5, 2019). "Travis Scott – HIGHEST IN THE ROOM (Official Video)". 40music.com. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  32. ^ "Travis Scott-Led 'Jackboys' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, As Christmas Albums Depart Chart". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  33. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums | Australia's Official Top 50 Albums - ARIA Charts | ARIA Charts". Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  34. ^ "Travis Scott Has 1st No. 1 Album of 2020". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  35. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  36. ^ "Billboard Hot 100: December 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  37. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs: December 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  38. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  39. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: December 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  40. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 16, 2019.
  41. ^ "Sheck Wes | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  42. ^ "Live SheckWes die SheckWes – Single by Sheck Wes".
  43. ^ "Mo Bamba – Single by Sheck Wes".
  44. ^ "Gold/Platinum - Music Canada". Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  45. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Sheck Wes – Mo Bamba". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  46. ^ "Les certifications - SNEP". Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  47. ^ "Do That – Single by Sheck Wes".
  48. ^ "Chippi Chippi – Single by Sheck Wes".
  49. ^ "Enzo - Single by Sheck Wes & DJ Snake on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  50. ^ "Sadio Mane (YNWA) - Single by Sheck Wes on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  51. ^ "Losing My Mind - Single by Sheck Wes on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  52. ^ "Shopping Spree - Single by Murda Beatz on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  53. ^ "Mayday - Single by Chase B on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  54. ^ "Travis Scott Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard.
  55. ^ "Travis Scott Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  56. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #558". auspOP. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  57. ^ "Travis Scott Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  58. ^ "Top Singles — Semaine du 10 Août 2018". SNEP. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  59. ^ "404 Sidan hittades inte | Sverigetopplistan". Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  60. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved May 3, 2020.

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