Webbie is a known American rapper and actor from Louisiana who became known for his “Savage Life” album series and his regular collaborations with a known rapper Lil’ Boosie. Webbie is a known visitor of yellow press because of his bad temper and involvment in arguments.
He was born as Webster Gradney Jr, in Baton Rouge in Louisiana in United States on September 6, 1985.
He was only nine years old when his mother died. After that, his father and his mother’s mother (his granny) got joint custody over him so he spent his childhood between those two homes.
He was rapping since he was six and always tried to make up his own rhymes. He became a genuine fan of hardcore rap from East Coast hip hop scene. His role models were Geto Boys, Master P, Schooly and others. He was always a fan of hardcore Southern rappers, and Eightball & MJG, UGK and DjTrillReed were his favorites.
He missed his mother a lot, although the family tried to make him feel secured. He found comfort in music but eventually he found friends in the hood who became like family. This turned Webbie into a more hard and insensitive person who only wanted to succeed.
He was 16 years old when he first appeared on a hip hop album delievered by Lil’ Boosie: “For My Thugz”. This happened in 2001, and in 2003 he and his friend Lil’ Boosie released their collaboration album under the name “Ghetto Stories”. The album was sold in over 100,000 copies in the United States.
After that they released “Gangsta Musik” in 2004, which contained a hit “Swerve” which was later used in the movie called “Hustle & Flow”. This album was sold in over 200,000 copies.
His solo hit with Bun B became known and often featured in the mixtapes of other artists so he was signed to Asylum Records. Asylum records is an American record label, founded in 1971, which is now based mostly on hip hop artists and publishing their albums.
Under the wing of Asylum Records, he released his first album called “Savage Life”. It came out in 2005 and went straight to No.8 on the US Billboard Chart and became popular all over the country.
In 2007, he had a small role in a movie called Da Block Party 2. There he had to play himself.
After the great success of his first album called “Savage Life” he was signed to Atlantic Records snd has released his second album called “Savage Life 2”. He featured Lil’ Boosie and Lil’ Phat on the album and their single “Independent” became one of the biggest singles Webbie ever released. This song reached No.1 at Rap Songs Chart.
In 2011, he released his third album called “Savage Life 3″. It was released by Trill Entertainment Company. The main single on this album was Whats Happenin'”.
In 2010, his biographical movie called “Ghetto Stories” was released. It featured Lil’ Boosie and it was made based on their life and work.
The story goes around the war between two drug dealers from Baton Rouge who are fighting for theritoty. They came from two opposite sides of the city and at the end of the movie they became partners.
The film was produced by Courtney Scott and had a $500,00 budget. Other cast members were Lil Boosie, Bun B, Nicole Alexander and Tyrin Turner.
He also had a small role in a movie called “Video Girl”. He starred in the role of the rapper and the other main role was given to Meagan Good, who played a ballerina.
In 2011 he was invited to be a guest judge on “106 & Park” but he was banned from the show due to inappropriate remarks and comments towards Rocsi, the hostess of the show.
“106 & Park” was a popular American hip hop music show which run on BET TV and BET Network. It was cancelled in 2014, but until then it was one of the most popular video shows made in a countdown format and broadcasted every working day on BET Channel.
Lil’ Webbie and Fifth Ward Webbie are some of his known stage names.
He was signed to Boosie BadAzz’s record label and is signed to Asylum Records, Atlantic Records, Trill Entertainment and Warner Bros.
Webbie was always very stubborn and was often engaged in fights and arguments. He didnt have any respect for the police or law inforcement, and he always thought less about women in general.
He came to the yellow pages yet again after he was arrested abd afterwards charged for robbery and battery: he (allegedelly) pushed a woman down the stairs and stole money from her purse, around $300.
In 2008, he was arrested for fast driving that even ended in a high-speed police chase. The police later discovered that he was driving under the influence of alcochol and narcotics. He was also involved in an argument with police officers. He was influenced by drugs but nevertheless the police officers stated that he was extremely violent and used derogatory words.
In 2011, Webbie was arrested because of drug possession after the police pulled him over in his car after a concert. This means that he was already high while he performed at his concert.
In 2017 he was arrested again in Baton Rouge because of the charges made by his girlfriend who claimed that she was abused, both physically and verbally. It happened in the hotel room where Webbie and his entourage came.
His girlfriend ended up with a fractured nose and had signs of belt on her thighs and the back of her body. The police took her pictures and found out that her statements were consistent with her story of assault.
He also took her cell phone and damaged the hotel room. The workers of the hotel called the police when they received calls from other hotel clients that heard the noise and rough.
Although he lived in Baton Rouge for a long time, he decided to relocate to Atlanta. This is the main city for all important rappers of that area.
His friend Boosie BadAzz released a music video in tribute of Webbie called “Webbie I remember”. The video contains black-and-white photos of both Lil’ Boosie and Webbie from their beginnings until their latest career moves.
Webbie got baptized on Easter Sunday in 2015 and joined he crew “The Rickey Smiley Mornings Show” in their morning praise. Most of his fans think this is all publicity stunts in order to redeem himself after his wrongful behaviour and jail time.
Full name: Webster Gradney, Jr.
Date of birth: September 6, 1985
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Profession: rapper, songwriter, actor
Height: 1,80 m
Weight: 70 kgs
Net Worth: $3 million