Gillie Da Kid is an American actor, rapper, and podcast host with a net worth of $5 million. He is best known for co-founding and performing with the Philadelphia hip-hop group Major Figgas. He is also known for co-hosting the podcast “The Million Dollaz Worth of Game Show” with his cousin Wallo.
While he was a young rapper, Gillie was courted by several recording labels including Warner Bros and Roc-A-Fell, but relations with both labels soured. In the end, he signed with Cash Money Records, where he ghostwrote for Lil Wayne, before leaving to start his record label, Figgas 4 Life Entertainment.
Later, he was affiliated with Roc-A-Fella and Warner Bros. in 2000, the group released its sole album, “Figgas 4 Life,” which published the hit single “Yeah That’s Us.” Later, Gillie Da Kid embarked on a solo career.
Gillie Da Kid, whose official name is Nasir Fard, Was born on July 31, 1984, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, he went to Ben Franklin High School, and after that, he attended Cabrini College as a business major. In college, Da Kid played basketball and did track.
In 1999, Gillie Da Kid co-founded the hip-hop group Major Figgas. He worked on this project with his cousin Wallo and friend Ab Liva. Slowly, they brought abroad other members including Ressy Rolx, Bump J, Dutch, Spade-O, and Bianca. Major Figgas released several underground tapes in Philadelphia before he independently released their album “Figgas 4 Life.”
After the group landed a Deal with RuffNation Records, the album was expanded and Released on the label in 2000. The only studio album by Major Figgas, “Figgas 4 Life” surged to reach number 115 on the Billboard 200 and number 29 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
In the meantime, its lead single “Yeah That’s Us” reached number two on the Hot Rap Songs chart. Notably, Major Figgas eventually disbanded in 2001.
After his time in Major Figgas, Gillie Da Kid signed With the New Orleans-based Cash Money Records to pursue a solo recording career. Nonetheless, publishing issues prevented his work from being published, and he allegedly continued as a ghostwriter for the label. Da Kid later signed a deal with the independent label Babygrande Records and published the 2007 mixtape “The Best of the GDK Mixtapes.”
He subsequently had a major hit with the single “Get Down on the Ground,” that was later covered by Soulja Boy. In the following years, Gillie Da Kid released the albums “King of Philly” and “I Am Philly.” In the end, he left Babygrande Records, and went to sign with Relumae Records where he released the albums “Welcome to Gilladelphia” and “Million Dollars Worth of Game.”
Contributions And Collaborations
Gillie Da Kid has collaborated with and contributed to the works of many other artists during his recording career. In 2000, he was among the myriad contributors to the hip-hop compilation album “Off da Chain Volume 1.”
Several years after that, he was a featured guest on the Boo & Gotti album “Perfect Timing.” Da Kid’s other major collaborations have been with artists like 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Pusha T, MC Serch, and Lil Wayne.
Apart from his music career, Gillie Da Kid has acted in several films and television programs. In 2010, he was in the fantasy thriller “King of the Avenue,” and after that, he featured in “The Wrath of Cain.” In 2013, Da Kid was in the action crime movie “Force of Execution,” starring Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, and Ving Rhames. About four years later, he appeared in “Blood Brotha.”
On the small screen, Da Kid showed up in multiple episodes of the series “Chase Street” between 2017 and 2020. Also, he acted in the television film “The Probe” during that time.
In 2019, Gillie Da Kid and his cousin Wallo introduced a podcast “The Million Dollaz Worth of Game Show,” where they discuss topics related to social media and reality television. The podcast also features comedy, music, and different guests.
With his wife Gene, a makeup artist, Gillie Da Kid has two sons. Both of them are recording artists who have stage names YNG Cheese and TR3Y Seven7, respectively. In 2021, the pair released an album called “Macc N Cheese.”