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The Kid Laroi is an Australian rapper, singer and songwriter. He originally gained recognition from his association and friendship with Juice Wrld while he was on tour in Australia. Laroi is from the Kamilaroi people, an Indigenous Australian nation, from which he derived his artist name “Laroi”. He gained a local following before joining a partnership agreement with Lil Bibby’s Grade A Productions and Columbia Records.
Laroi gained international attention with his song “Let Her Go”, and attained further popularity with his song “Go” featuring Juice Wrld, which peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut mixtape F*ck Love (2020) peaked at number one on the Australian ARIA Charts, making him the youngest Australian solo artist ever to reach the top, and also reached number one on the US Billboard 200. Additionally, Laroi’s song “Without You”, its remix with Miley Cyrus, and “Stay” (with Justin Bieber) reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, with “Stay” peaking at number one.
|Name||The Kid Laroi|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Profession||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter|
The Kid Laroi who real name is Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard was born on August 17, 2003(age 18 years) in Waterloo, New South Wales, a suburb near Redfern in the inner south of Sydney. From a young age, Howard’s mother would play him music by the Fugees, Erykah Badu and Tupac. His parents are well connected in the music industry and he has one brother. His father, Nick Howard, is a music producer and sound engineer who has worked with Australian stars such as Bardot and Delta Goodrem. His mother, Sloane Howard, was a talent manager, record label founder and music executive of Aboriginal descent who once managed Popstars winner, Scott Cain.
A 2004 article in the Sydney Morning Herald, describes how Howard’s parents reached out to help a local girl fulfil her musical ambitions after the trauma of the Redfern Riots, using their industry experience. In the article, Mrs. Howard made a statement about Australian rap music which was ironic considering her son’s future as a rapper: “A lot of rappers come out of Harlem and have real stories to tell. In Australia they are mostly just copycats”.
Howard’s maternal great-great-grandfather was a part of the Stolen Generation of children of mixed Aboriginal descent; he was taken from his Aboriginal family, placed into an unrelated white family and was told he was “Spanish” to hide his true origins and explain his darker complexion. This great-great-grandfather later found out, at the age of eighteen, that he was in fact of Aboriginal background. Through this ancestor, he is a Kamilaroi (or Gamilaraay) man, from which he derived his artistic name “Laroi”.
Howard’s father was not a consistent force in his life and his uncle became his male figure as a result. In 2015, Howard’s uncle was murdered. Howard attributes his inspiration to succeed to avoid a fate like his uncle and make him proud.
When Howards’ parents separated when he was four, his childhood became more chaotic. Howard stated that sometimes his mother sold drugs to get by. At the age of seven, he moved to the rural town of Broken Hill in New South Wales and lived with his mother, brother and grandparents at the time.
He attended Sacred Hart Parish School where he was a house captain and won a speaking award. Howard participated in the Broken Hill Silver City Swim Team from 2013 to 2015. After leaving Broken Hill, Howard attended a boarding school in Adelaide for a period of time until his mother couldn’t afford it anymore and they moved back to Sydney in 2017.
In Sydney, he attended the highly selective, prestigious private school Australian Performing Arts Grammar School on a scholarship but he dropped out midway through grade nine to pursue his international career. During this period his family lived in a housing commission building in Redfern and he drifted between friends’ houses. In a 2021 interview, he explained that his mother is his best friend and he wanted to help her through their tough financial situation so he found a part-time job at a fruit store.
In 2019, hip-hop podcast No Jumper filmed a documentary of Howard and his friends in the streets of Redfern as they describe the area as a ghetto. Howard detailed how he hustled to make it big outside of Australia by building international relationships and stated “I would go and wait outside hotel rooms for big artists that were coming to town. I’d try to play my music and find different ways to meet them or get backstage. That was a big thing I used to do for about two years.”. His social engineering tactics paid off when he sent a female friend on a mission to play his music to Swae Lee in a hotel. It worked and he met and later collaborated with Swae Lee.
The Kid Laroi started out recording raps over beats on his mother’s phone and uploading them to SoundCloud. In an interview with Triple J, Howard stated that the first rap name he gave himself was “FC6”. In 2015, Howard formed the duo “Dream$Team” with Adelaide rapper DJ Marcus Jr. (Aka LadyKiller) who became his mentor and support.
The two recorded songs together and performed to local audiences as DJ Marcus Jr. guided him through promoting, recording and developing buzz.[ Howard’s mother, Sloane, created “Mama Capone Management” to promote the duo and her son’s career and he was often referred to as “Charlton Laroi” in her promotions.
Howard met his now collaborator, Grammy-nominated producer Khaled Rohaim at a recording studio in Sydney. Moved by Howard’s talent and difficult living situation, Rohaim would pick Howard up from various houses that he would live in around Sydney so they could eat together and record at his rented studio in North Strathfield. Rohaim gave Howard some work writing songs for other artists. In one instance, he wrote a song that featured A Boogie and Howard snuck into the studio so he could meet him, eventually recording a song together.
In 2017, Howard signed a development deal with Sony Music Australia. In the same year, he was a Co-Host at the Fernside Festival hosted by Weave Youth and Community Services. On 16 August 2018, Howard released his debut EP, 14 With a Dream where he collaborated with Manu Crooks, B Wise and Miracle. The same month he garnered attention after becoming a finalist in the Triple J Unearthed high competition.
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His Triple J Unearthed profile bio simply states “14 with a dream…” and still features three songs that he uploaded; Disconnect (demo), In my Feelings and Blessings. In the same year, he jumped on stage with Manu Crook$ at Listen Out Festival, rapped with Tkay Maidza at Triple J’s One Night Stand festival, played at Newtown Festival and supported THEY.
He collaborated on a song with Lil Skies who posted out a teaser to his over 3 million Instagram fans. Howard was interviewed by community station FBi Radio and presenter Darren Lesaguis stated that the interview had to be after 5 pm so Howard could attend after school and he arrived in his school uniform.
Howard’s drive and confidence to one day be seen as a peer amongst his idols were noted in an interview with Acclaim where he was asked if he could name three Australian acts who he thought were going to be future legends and he stated “…I’d have to say… Can it be me? Can I pick myself? I hate to be that guy, but I definitely hope that I’m a legend.”
In March 2019, Howard did an in-store meet and greet for streetwear brand Street X in Darlinghurst where local fans formed lines to meet him. In the same year, he created a partnership agreement with American rapper Lil Bibby’s record label Grade A Productions and Columbia Records. Howard was mentored by late rapper Juice Wrld while he supported him on his Australian national tours in 2018 and 2019.
Howard lived with Juice Wrld in Los Angeles to learn how the studio and recording process worked from his idol. He performed at Rolling Loud Festivals in Miami and New York. In December, Laroi gained international attention when the music video for his song “Let Her Go” was uploaded on the Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel.
On 31 January 2020, Howard released “Diva” featuring American rapper Lil Tecca which was accompanied by a Lyrical Lemonade music video directed by Cole Bennett that was released on 1 February. On 22 March, he released “Addison Rae”, a song named after the social media personality star of the same name. “Addison Rae” later became a TikTok sensation.
He made a cameo appearance in American rapper Lil Mosey’s music video for “Blueberry Faygo”. On 17 April, he released “Fade Away” with American rapper Lil Tjay. On 25 April, he was featured on “Go Dumb” by record producer Y2K also featuring Blackbear, and Bankroll Hayden. On 12 June, he released “Go” featuring late American rapper Juice Wrld, which was accompanied by a music video directed by Steve Cannon.
On 26 June, Howard was featured on Bankroll Hayden’s debut studio album Pain is Temporary, on a remix of “Costa Rica”. On 18 July, he released “Tell Me Why”, a tribute track to Juice Wrld. Howard revealed the cover art and release date of his mixtape F*ck Love on Twitter the same day.
Two days later, he revealed the mixtape’s tracklist on Instagram, but the post was later removed. The mixtape was eventually released on 24 July and contains features from Lil Mosey, Corbin, and Juice Wrld. The same day, he released the music video for “Not Fair” featuring Corbin. On 7 August, he released the music video for the song “Selfish”. On 28 August, Laroi was featured on Internet Money’s collective mixtape B4 the Storm on the song “Speak”.
The music video for “Wrong” directed by Logan Paul featuring Lil Mosey also starring ex-pornstar Lana Rhoades, was released in September. In October, Howard hinted at another project on several Instagram posts, set for an October release date. On 23 October, he released the project’s lead single “So Done” which was accompanied by a Lyrical Lemonade music video directed by Cole Bennett. On 30 October, Laroi was featured on “My City” by One four.
On 2 November, Howard revealed the next project’s title to be Savage on Instagram and would be released as a deluxe edition of F*ck Love. It was eventually released four days later on 6 November and peaked at number one on the Australian ARIA charts, as well as number 3 on the US Billboard 200. The same day, the music video for “Always Do” directed by Steve Cannon was released.
On 26 November, the music video for “Maybe” was released. On 17 December, Howard released the music video for “Without You”, directed by Steve Cannon. On 8 December, he was featured on “Reminds Me Of You”, a posthumous song by Juice WRLD. The song samples Kim Petras’ song “Reminds Me”. On 29 December, he released the music video for “Tragic” featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and Internet Money directed by Steve Cannon.
Howard was featured on Canadian singer Justin Bieber’s sixth studio album Justice, on the song “Unstable” in March 2021. On 30 April, Howard released a remix of “Without You” with American singer Miley Cyrus. The song, which had already become extremely popular on TikTok, went on the peak at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Laroi’s first top-ten single as a lead artist.
On 8 May, The Kid Laroi performed the song in the first musical set with Miley Cyrus on the Saturday Night Live Mothers’ Day episode, hosted by Elon Musk, with Miley Cyrus as the musical guest. In June 2021, Howard left Grade A Productions and signed a management deal with Scooter Braun, who also represents artists such as Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. Also that month, Howard announced that the third and final instalment of the F*ck Love trilogy would be released in July.
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On 9 July 2021, Laroi released the song “Stay” with Justin Bieber and was accompanied by a music video and peaked at number 1 on the Hot 100, becoming Laroi’s highest-charting single in the United States. A second deluxe of Fck Love titled Fck Love 3: Over You was released on 23 July. The deluxe contained guest appearance from Polo G, Stunna Gambino, G Herbo, and Lil Durk.
The second deluxe was also accompanied by an extended version titled Fck Love 3+: Over You that was released on 27 July with an additional 6 songs. As a result, the Fck Love project reached number one on the Billboard 200 over one year after its initial release. “I have two theories. While everybody’s path is set for them if you think of something long enough and you worked hard enough towards it, you can still get it. But I also believe there’s someone upstairs that controls what happens.”
Fashion has been a big part of Howard’s transformation from Redfern resident to international star. Howard explained to Spout Podcast that in Australia he didn’t have a lot of money and was wearing a lot of sports tracksuits. Since moving to California, Howard’s style has switched to high-end designers such as Celine, Louis Vuitton, Comme des Garcons and is known for his love of knitted jumpers. Howard has featured in style editorials for magazines such as Flaunt and was on the cover of Wonderland Magazine in Autumn 2021.
Howard’s accent and heavy use of American colloquial terms have been questioned since he has only been living there since 2019. In an interview with Zach Sang, he explained that he has many friends from Chicago and to make himself understood he often tweaks phrases and adapts as they don’t understand many Australian words. In interviews as far back as 2018, it can be easily seen by Australian native speakers that he was mimicking American rapper terms using phrases not used in Australian colloquialism such as “We don’t got not money”.
The Kid Laroi is currently in a relationship with social media influencer and TikTok star Katarina Deme since 2021. Laroi currently lives in a private house in Los Angeles, California with his mother and younger brother. Howard sees himself as an ambassador for Australia and wants to show the world what Australia has to offer. He told Triple J that he wants to do for Australia what Drake did to put Toronto and Canada on the map.
The Kid Laroi net worth
How much is The Kid Laroi worth? The Kid Laroi net worth is estimated at around $6 million as of 2021. His main source of income is from his music career. Laroi successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. However, on August 9, 2021, Howard noted in an Instagram post that he was recovering from COVID-19 and had been in isolation for a week. The post was live for a short period before it was edited to remove that information and Howard tweeted a video in which he stated he was quarantining with his girlfriend as they both had the virus. During the video, he received an update to say he was now COVID-19 free.