If Hip-hop is your thing, then you must know about Yung Joc’s hit singles – It’s Goin’ Down and I Know You See It. The former was released sometime in April 2006 as the first single from his debut album – New Joc City, and the later was the second single from the same album. While It’s Goin’ Down was nominated for the Best Rap Song’s 2007 Grammy awards, I Know You See It reached the number 17 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Besides, it is believed that a greater portion of the value of the entertainer’s wealth was triggered by the reception the two songs got. The Georgian native is currently worth about $8 million.
A Look at Yung Joc’s Beginnings and Background
He was born on 2nd April 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia. Though we don’t have information on his mother, it is a known fact that he is the son of Stanley Tucker, who runs his own hair-care product company. It is equally not known if he is an only child or brought up in a large family.
As for his academic records, they are not available. Nevertheless, reports reveal that he was toeing the line of a basketball career, but his sports aspirations were not supported by his parents. However, Yung Joc was always interested in Rap Music, especially after he got his first Run DMC record when he was just 8. He was able to get his record at that early age. More so, his dad’s line of business allowed him to compose a jingle for Revlon.
His Career Success and Rise to Stardom
Yung Joc worked with Nitti Beatz (Atlanta producer) to record the track It’s Goin’ Down during the spring of 2005. He teamed up with the founder of the Block Enterprises label Russell “Block” Spencer, who signed him on for a multi-million-dollar deal with Sean Comb’s Bad Boy South. Before the year ran out, Joc’s first album New Joc City was released by Bad Boys.
Danity Kane and Cassie featured him on their song Show-Stopper from their album track Call U Out. Apart from Its Goin Down, which made the 1st place on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and 3rd position on the Billboard Hot 100, Yung Joc’s following single I Know U See It hit no 2 on the Hot Rap Tracks and no 17 on the Hot 100.
Joc’s next album, Hustlenomics, was released in 2007, and it came with the singles Bottle Poppin and Coffee Shop. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. The rapper was later featured on Lookin Boy a Hotstylz single in 2007, and 2008 saw him featured on the singles So Fly, Get Like ME, and Beep. Another single he was featured in was Day26 Imma Put It in Her. Without taking charges, he used his label website Swagg Team Entertainment to release a mixtape called Grand Flu on the 11th of August 2009.
His first single from Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood followed a while later with the music video equally shot and released. On the 7th of October 2012, an announcement came from RCA Music Group that they were about to disband J Records alongside Jive Records and Arista Records. Following the shutdown, Yung Joc had to release his future productions, including Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood on the brand RCA Records.
On the 18th of March 2014, Yung Joc’s first official single from his impending third album entitled I Got Bitches hit the airwaves. On the 11th of September 2014, the rap artist featured T-Pain on his second single released from the upcoming album Features.
The Rappers Net Worth and Source of Wealth
A 2020 update of the entertainer’s net worth has been pegged at $8 million by several sources that are deemed reliable. Needless to mention that the major source of Joc’s wealth is his music career. His single It’s Goin Down became an instant hit in 2006 and went on to earn him a Grammy Award nomination. The album saw over 150,000 sales in the first week and has since been certified gold by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for selling over 500,000 copies. He has several contracts and offers signed to his name, including Bad Boys Record.
His first album, which the Sean Combs record label produced, sold over a million copies. With estimated yearly earnings of over $900,000, Yung Joc pocketed $349,650 from the sales of his debut album – New Joc City. His subsequent albums also enlarged his pocket. While Hustlenomics made him the sum of $284,091, Come Times Along brought in $216,450. Disregarding those, the rapper has bagged $162,338 from his hip-hop videos, and his tours and shows have also grossed over $1.2 million.
The hip-hop artist was named on Forbes’ 2007 list of “Hip-Hop Cash Kings,” where he was ranked as number 20 on the list. The rapper once described the Forbes’ ranking as one of the “worst things” that happened to him. “People that I loaned $1,000 felt like I could’ve given them $10 (thousand),” he said. Yung Joc was jeered at for running out of money on Gucci Mane‘s song – “Fuck The World”. Mane rapped a line that said: “I got all eyes on me like Pac did, but I ain’t tryin’ to go broke like Joc did.”
However, in response to the controversial line, Joc said: “Gucci is a master at getting his name in other people’s mouths. I ain’t trippin’. I know what my financial situation is.” As expected, he also expressed that Gucci’s diss was a good thing. According to him, it made him a better person. “That was one of the best things that happened to me,” he said. “…It made me a better person, I felt good. When I go out there ain’t nobody looking at me to pay the bill…”
Yung Joc’s assets include a mansion at Riverdale in Georgia, which cost him $1.1 million in 2007, a house where his former wife and children lived. Joc lives a lavish life and also owns several luxurious cars like Mercedes-Benz and Lamborghini.
His Other Ventures and Avenues of Additional Income
Following a widely publicized lawsuit with Bad Boy South and Block Entertainment in 2010, Yung Joc went through Jive Records to launch a new record label Swagg Team Entertainment. The rap artist referred to his relationship with Diddy and the lawsuit in an interview. Joc’s record label saw their debut from the Chicago rap group entitled Hotstylz with their first single Looking Boy. Also, it saw the debut from GS Boyz (Dallas rap group) their first single was Stanky Legg.
Additionally, singing is just one arm of Young Joc’s career as he went into reality TV in 2014, appearing on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. He has since been featured in Leave It To Stevie, another reality television show that still airs to date. All these have made the rap artist a multi-faceted personality, appreciated and adored by millions of fans worldwide.
Yung Joc Has A Busy Romantic Life
Yung Joc married his high school girlfriend Alexandria Robinson in 2001, but their union ended in 2014 after three children. There is no record of any other marriage for the rap artist, but he has been doing the run around with a host of women who totaled four in number at the last count. However, recent findings reveal that Joc is currently in a relationship with Kendra Robinson. The pair got engaged sometime in 2019.
The famous rapper’s dalliance with four different women didn’t go without any impact. Joc has produced a total of eight children, namely Ja’Kori Robinson, Cadence Robinson, Amoni Robinson, Eden Robinson, Chase Robinson, Amir Robinson, Allon, and Camora.