Lord Jamar is an eminent actor cum an efficient rapper who is also known for his immense musical sense.  He is heavily paid through the several endorsements and the performance he delivers in open concerts held throughout the globe. He earns a heavy amount through advertisements.

After Jamar came up with the release of “Lift Your Skirt Up” Jamar had to go through intensive controversies. It is estimated that his yearly income is evaluated around 176,471 dollars.

He has also gone into agreement with 39,216 dollars. He earns a lot from endorsements and sponsorships.  His net worth is estimated to be around 1.7 Million dollars.

Early life

Lorenzo Dechalus is the birth name of Lord Jamar. He was born on 17th September 1968 in New Rochelle, New York, United States of America. There is no such information available about his childhood days. Only his academic source has been known.

He got his early education from the local school in New Rochelle, New York. It is known from sources that during his childhood days, Jamar was quite an intelligent boy.

He has spent a disturbed childhood perhaps because of a broken family. So just after completing his initial academic qualification Jamar moved to the field of rap music.


Lord Jamar has started his career in the year 1989. During his initial days, he collaborated with Nubian. He belongs to the genre of Hip-Hop music. Jamar has his studio album which is named 5% Studio. He has also got involved with various collaborations as a core member of the famous brand name Nubian. Jamar is also the core member of a cultural movement named “Five Percent Nation.” He has gone for producing many of the works along with the famous trumpeter Tom Browne. He started his hip-hop recordings when he was 28 years old and came up with his first debut release that was a single solo album titled “The 5% Album”. He has also appeared several times in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Sopranos,” “Third Watch.”

Jamar has worked hard for making the production for some of the eminent artists namely Buckshot, Dead Prez,  Tom Browne, Shaka Amazulu the 7th. On releasing his solo debut album titled “The 5% Album”. He declared that he would like to dedicate the album to the “Nations of God and Earth.” He ones again appeared on screen is an important character in Oz. He appeared in many of the films.

He appeared in “Morning Breath” which was a terrific short film. Then in the year 2004, he came up with “And You Don’t Stop:30 Years of Hip Hop”,  which was an excellent documentary film. Then he released “Funny Valentine” and played an inspiring character “Tim.” Then just after one year, he appeared in “They’re Just My Friends.” He also appeared in a short film “Father’s Day.” The documentary “Furious Force of Rhymes” was an excellent production that left a permanent imprint in the viewer’s heart.  He appeared in some of the fabulous heartrending television series like “100 Centre Street”.

In the year 2002, he came up with Law and Order”, in which the most interesting episode was that of “Attorney-Client.” In the year 2004-2005, he played the character of Raymond Morris and made an exemplary role in the episode of “Forever Blue.” “The Sopranos” was a real hit, and the role played by Jamar as Da  Lux was a good portrayal of his acting abilities. In the year 2007, Ego Trip’s The (White) Rapper Show was a real success, and this made him go for several other television series like “Rescue Me,” “ Elementary” where he appeared in the episode “Do It Yourself.” He gave his full effort in “Person of Interest” in the role of Grishin. Finally, he came up with “Money Power Respect” was he had given a recurring role in each of the intervals.  Despite such a successful career, Lord Jamar is highly criticized in the context of racism and for being homophobic.  He is a socially active person, and because of his intense, controversial statements and actions, people are bound to think wrong about the legendary rapper and actor.  He is known not in the United States, but all around the globe his rap versions

Personal life

Lord Jamar is a recognized celebrity in the Hip Hop industry. He has given way to numerous smash hits.  Though one of his song’s lyrics gave way to controversies, still he is counted among the most wanted hip hop rappers.

One of his song’s lyrical contexts brought about allegations towards his homophobic nature.  Some of his lyrics are filled with homosexual lines that makes the listeners doubt about his orientation. He uses offensive languages in his soundtracks.

Lord Jamar is probably the richest rapper who is also an able actor and a fabulous musician.  Only this much is known that he is the owner of some of the reputed and luxurious commercial complexes in the area of New Rochelle. Presently, he resides in his hometown only and is the owner of an expensive imported car that shows the power of his net worth. He lives a life with luxuries all around him.

Jamar has got married to a beautiful woman named Dana Whitefield, who is a professional lawyer. They are married for almost 17 years and are happily married. She remains busy solving out discrepancies in civil litigation. She has specialized in solving the problems regarding contract Law and laws of the Entertainment House. She is employed by the company Napoli Shkolnik PLLC. The couple was in a relationship since the year 1999. Today the couple is proud parents of a daughter whom they have named Nia.  The child is presently 16 years old.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Lorenzo Dechalus

Date of Birth: 17th September 1968

Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York, United States of America

Age: 50 Years Old

Profession: Rapper and Actor

Height: NA

Weight: NA

Net worth: $1.7 Million