HEADIE One is one of the biggest artists on the drill scene right now.
The rapper has been described by Drake as “the best drill artist in the world”. Here’s more about him…
Headie One is a British drill artistCredit: Getty
Who is Headie One?
Headie One, born Irving Ampofo Adjei, is a British drill artist.
Born and raised in Tottenham, on the Broadwater Farm estate, his mother died when he was just three.
Headie, 26, began writing verses for songs, before releasing his own mixtape ‘Headz Or Tails’.
His stage name originates from a childhood nickname given to him because Headie’s friends thought his head resembled a 50p coin.
Headie has served several prison spellsCredit: Getty
The rapper has served several prison spells for drug and knife possession since the age of 17.
In 2014, he got 30 months after being caught with nearly £30,000-worth of drugs at Aberdeen railway station.
Headie spent his time behind bars honing his verses and freestyling.
Upon his release in 2017, Headie recorded a song and filmed the video on his first day out.
Headie One has had Top 10 hitsCredit: Getty
His fist solo mixtape ‘The One’, released in 2018, featured big names including Section Boyz, RV, M Huncho and Loski.
He has had Top 10 hits, including hit track Ain’t It Different”, features AJ Tracey and Stormzy.
In 2019, the rapper became the first drill rapper to enter the UK Top 10, with his track 18 Hunna ft Dave.
In 2019, Headie was found by police with a knife. He was granted bail, during which he performed at Wireless and Glastonbury.
In October 2020, his debut album Edna topped the UK chartsCredit: Getty
But he served a six-month jail term in the first half of 2020, but Headie has said his time behind bars was a “wake-up call”.
In an interview with the Times, Headie said: “You have to be a very strong person to come out [of jail] with a positive outlook. I came to a point where I recognised that if I continued in this trap, it would have me for ever.”
In July 2020, he released a single featuring Drake named Only You Freestyle, which reached number 5 in the UK charts.
In October 2020, his debut album Edna, named after his mother, topped the UK charts.
What’s his net worth?
Headie’s net worth was reported as $662,000 (£494,000) in 2019.
However, considering his success in recent years, we can assume his current net worth is a lot more!
He is signed to record label Relentless, who also represent Professor Green, Bryson Tiller and Tom Walker.