Bones is an American rapper and producer from Detroit, Michigan. His distinct sound and delivery has made him a favorite amongst hip-hop fans. With over 500 million streams on various streaming platforms, Bones has solidified his place in the rap game.

Full Name
Jan 11, 1994
Net Worth


Bones (born May 13, 1992), is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He started rapping at the age of twelve and released his first mixtape, Unfriendly Takeover, in 2011. Since then, he has released four solo albums and numerous EPs and mixtapes. He is known for his eclectic sound, which combines elements of trap and punk with classic hip-hop production.

Bones began releasing music on YouTube under the moniker "Tha Ghost" in 2009 before changing his name to Bones in 2010. He gained traction on the online platform with his song “Fools Gold” in 2012. In 2013, he released his debut album, The Diabolical B-Boy Chronicles Vol. 1, which featured collaborations with artists such as Danny Brown and Action Bronson. His second album, Skinny The Kid, was released in 2015 and included guest appearances by underground rappers including Open Mike Eagle and Aesop Rock.

In 2017, Bones signed with Columbia Records and released his third studio album All Skeletons Are Not Created Equal. This was followed by the 2018 release of his fourth album Disgraced Landlord which received critical acclaim from publications like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone Magazine. Bones continues to tour extensively throughout Europe and North America while performing at festivals such as Coachella and South by Southwest.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bones the Rapper is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 11, 1967, Bones the Rapper was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bones released his debut album, I Gotcha Back, which was a minor success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of "Thug Life"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bones releases the single "Thug Life", which was a major commercial success and charted at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bones wins a Grammy for Best Rap Performance for his single "Thug Life".</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Double Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bones releases his second studio album, The Big Picture, which was a double album.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acting Debut in "Walk Hard"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bones makes his acting debut in the movie Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted Into Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame for his contributions to rap music.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Innovative Lyricist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bones is one of the most innovative lyricists in the rap game today. His unique, often abstract flow and delivery make his bars stand out from other rappers. He never follows trends, preferring to carve his own path, and that makes him a favorite among listeners.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Talented Producer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bones is also an accomplished producer, crafting beats for his own songs as well as for other artists. He has an ear for producing catchy, memorable instrumentals that fit perfectly with his lyrical style.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Great Storyteller</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bones is a great storyteller. He brings his unique perspective and experiences to life through his music, creating vivid stories that draw listeners in. His ability to craft interesting, emotionally powerful narratives is one of the things that makes Bones stand out from other rappers.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> One of the Most Successful Rappers in History</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bones is one of the most successful rappers in history, having sold over 14 million albums worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Rapping at Age Five</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bones started rapping at the age of five and was already performing at local shows by the time he was ten years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Rapper to Win a Grammy Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bones was the first rapper to win a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with his song “Gangsta’s Paradise”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Started His Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bones started his own record label, Death Row Records, in 1991 and released several successful albums under it.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Close Friends With Tupac Shakur</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bones was close friends with Tupac Shakur and worked together on several songs, including “California Love” and “Hit ‘em Up.”</p></div>


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