Sheck Wes

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Sheck Wes
Sheck Wes performing at Gov Ball Music Festival in 2018 with Travis Scott (Cropped).jpg
Sheck Wes performing at the Governors Ball Music Festival in 2018
Background information
Birth nameKhadmou Rassoul Cheikh Fall
Also known as
  • Kid Khadi
  • Wes
Born (1998-09-10) September 10, 1998 (age 20)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2017–present
Labels
Associated acts
  • 16yrold
  • Take a Daytrip
  • YungLunchBox
Websitesheckwes.com

Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is an American rapper, songwriter and model.[1] He is known widely for his 2017 song "Mo Bamba", which was initially a sleeper hit and went viral in 2018.[2]

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

Early life[edit]

Khadmou Rassoul Cheikh Fall was born on September 10, 1998 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City to Senegalese immigrants. At age 5, Fall and his mother moved to Milwaukee, where he lived for 9 years. At 14, Fall moved back to New York.[5]

Controversy[edit]

On January 31, 2019, Ridge Productions claimed Fall had refused to pay for the video for his forthcoming single "Mudboy".[6] Ridge Productions posted the original edit of the video, with substituted audio mocking Fall and his crew for reneging on their agreement.[7][8]

In February 2019, Fall was accused of stalking and domestic abuse by his former partner, the singer Justine Skye.[9][10] Fall was removed from an advertising campaign for Major League Soccer in response to the allegations.[11] Skye subsequently requested and was granted a 100-yard restraining order against Fall.[12][13] Skye's request detailed allegations including that Fall “orchestrated a plan to stalk me and viciously beat my boyfriend and our friends in front of me in public.” and that Skye does “not feel safe and I believe my life is in danger.”[13] Fall has denied the allegations.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[14]
CAN
[15]
Mudboy[16][17] 17 19

Singles[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
[18]
US
R&B/HH

[19]
AUS
[20]
CAN
[21]
UK
[22]
"Live SheckWes Die SheckWes"[23] 2017 Mudboy
"Mo Bamba"[24] 6 2 29 5 26
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[25]
"Do That"[26] 2018 Non-album single
"Chippi Chippi"[27] Mudboy
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak US chart positions Album
"No Bystanders"
(with Travis Scott and Juice Wrld)[28]
2018 31 Astroworld

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ezra, Marcus. "Live Sheck Wes". The Fader. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  2. ^ Coscarelli, Joe (2018-09-04). "The Story of 'Mo Bamba': How a SoundCloud Rap Track Goes Viral". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  3. ^ Louis, Nate. "The Fascinating Rise of Sheck Wes: "I'm a Mudboy, I Came From Nothing"". Pigeons and Planes. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  4. ^ Aku, Timmhotep. "Sheck Wes Wants to Be the First Rapper/Model/NBA Star/Nobel Prize Winner in History". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  5. ^ "Live Sheck Wes".
  6. ^ Sheck Wes Didn't Like Our Music Video, So We Made This. YouTube. 31 January 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Beschizza, Rob (February 1, 2019). "Production company posts funny remix after rapper refuses to pay for music video". Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (2019-02-12). "Rapper Sheck Wes accused of stalking and domestic violence". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  10. ^ "Who is Sheck Wes, whom Justine Skye has accused of abusing her?". Metro. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  11. ^ "Sheck Wes Pulled From Campaign After Abuse Allegations". Vibe. 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  12. ^ "Justine Skye Requests Restraining Order Against Sheck Wes [UPDATE]". Spin. 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  13. ^ a b Trock, Gary; Walters, Liz (2019-02-15). "Singer Justine Skye Files Restraining Order Against Sheck Wes". The Blast. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  14. ^ "Billboard 200: October 20, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  15. ^ "A Star Is Reborn At No. 1 On This Week's Albums Chart". FYIMusicNews. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  16. ^ "Sheck Wes Drops "Do That" and Reveals He Was Supposed to Be in Wyoming With Kanye". Pigeons & Planes. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Sheck Wes Takes Over Footaction For 'No One Way' Campaign, Talks Astroworld Tour and 'Mudboy'". Vibe. 2018-09-11. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "Billboard Hot 100: December 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  19. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs: December 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  20. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  21. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: December 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  22. ^ "Sheck Wes | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  23. ^ "Live SheckWes die SheckWes – Single by Sheck Wes".
  24. ^ "Mo Bamba – Single by Sheck Wes".
  25. ^ "Mo Bamba". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  26. ^ "Do That – Single by Sheck Wes".
  27. ^ "Chippi Chippi –Single by Sheck Wes".
  28. ^ "The Amazing Story Behind Sheck Wes' "Bitch!" Ad-Lib on "Mo Bamba" - DJBooth".

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